WHAT ARE WEASELS?

Weasels are small carnivorous mammals with sharp teeth and claws. They have slender bodies ranging from 7 to 14 inches. Weasels are part of the Mustelidae family, which includes mink and ferrets. They are elusive and efficient hunters that prey on chickens and rodents. 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 them blend into the snow.

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 more common in the southern part of Wisconsin, while short-tailed weasels are more 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 an 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.

Weasel in Cage

Don't Let Weasels Invade Your Home or Farm!

Don't Let Weasels Invade Your Home or Farm!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WEASELS?

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. A weasel can slaughter an entire coop of chicken in a night. On the bright side, weasels also prey on rodents making them a good source for rodent control.

HOW TO GET RID OF WEASELS?

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    Weasel Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and enticing baits to safely and effectively remove any weasels from your property. Once captured, we will relocate weasels 30+ miles away from your residence. 

Weasel in a Cage

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 more common in the southern part of Wisconsin, while short-tailed weasels are more 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 an 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.

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