Weasels are the sly, sneaky predators of the chicken coop. Most people rarely encounter weasels, but many poultry farmers have witnessed the massacre a weasel can leave in its wake. Like its cousin, the mink, weasels are elusive and efficient hunters, preying on chickens and small mammals. There are three species of weasels in Wisconsin: the long-tailed, the short-tailed, and the least weasel. Weasels have short brown fur with a cream-color belly. During the winter, a weasel’s coat changes to white to help better blend into the show. 

ARE WEASELS A CONCERN?

  • 1. Weasel Problem

    Weasels have their ups and downs. They are great at rodent control by keeping the rodent population down. However, they also prey on chickens, which is a big concern for poultry farms. Weasels can slaughter an entire coop of chickens in a night. 

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, our skilled technicians will use enticing baits and live traps to catch and remove weasels 30+ miles away from your home or farm. Even though weasels are quick, weasels are also very curious little creatures.

  • 3. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Weasels have their ups and downs. They are great at rodent control by keeping the rodent population down. However, they also prey on chickens, which is a big concern for poultry farms. Weasels can slaughter an entire coop of chickens in a night. 

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, our skilled technicians will use enticing baits and live traps to catch and remove weasels 30+ miles away from your home or farm. Even though weasels are quick, weasels are also very curious little creatures.

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Weasels?

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Weasels are efficient killers, killing more than they can eat. Weasels primarily prey on chickens, mice, chipmunks, and rabbits.

Weasels are common throughout the state of Wisconsin. However, long-tailed and least weasels are common in the southern part of Wisconsin, while short-tailed weasels are common in the state’s northern region. 

Weasels like to stay within half a mile from their dens, which are typically in hollow stumps, tree roots, or under old buildings. Burrows are also typically near a water source and abundant food source, making farmlands a prime area to live near with plenty of rodents or chickens to eat.

The breeding season for weasels occurs in July. A weasel only has one litter a year, with 4-6 young in the litter born in April or May. Baby weasels will typically stay with the parents until late summer or early autumn before going off on their own. 

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

When a weasel’s fur changes white during the winter, it is known as an ermine.

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