Muskrats are small semi-aquatic rodents with glossy brown fur and a hairless tail. The muskrat gets its name from its rat-like appearance and a musky odor produced by its scent glands. Muskrats are excellent swimmers that love water. They build their dens in or alongside ponds or stream banks. Floating pieces of cattails or duckweed on the surface of the water are key indicators of muskrat feeding. Eroded shorelines are also another sign of muskrat activity.

HOW TO GET RID OF MUSKRATS?

  • 1. Muskrat Problem

    Muskrats cause more damage than any other animal or rodent that we deal with. They can single-handedly destroy an entire pond’s shoreline with their burrowing causing thousands of dollars in property damage. Muskrats should be removed from your property immediately upon seeing them. 

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    Trapping muskrats is a pastime for our company owner – Paul Winkelmann. We doubt some too many people can trap muskrats as successfully as Paul can. We use a variety of trapping techniques and baits to trap and remove muskrats from your property effectively. 

  • 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.

Muskrats cause more damage than any other animal or rodent that we deal with. They can single-handedly destroy an entire pond’s shoreline with their burrowing causing thousands of dollars in property damage. Muskrats should be removed from your property immediately upon seeing them. 

Trapping muskrats is a pastime for our company owner – Paul Winkelmann. We doubt some too many people can trap muskrats as successfully as Paul can. We use a variety of trapping techniques and baits to trap and remove muskrats from your property effectively. 

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 Muskrats?

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Muskrats feed primarily on the aquatic plants surrounding their dens, such as cattails, water lilies, and duckweeds. They will also eat snails, frogs, and fish.

Muskrats are common in Wisconsin, especially where there is water. They usually inhabit wetlands with an abundant supply of aquatic vegetation because muskrats do not prefer to travel far from their den (usually only within 200 yards). Muskrats build dens full of several chambers in banks or lodges in the water. They are excellent burrowers, which makes them problematic animals.

Muskrats have an extremely high reproductive rate. Breeding time occurs from April to September. A muskrat can produce up to 5 litters a year, with 1-11 young in each litter. Baby muskrats are born only 30 days after the gestation period and are on their own in 3-4 weeks.

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

Muskrats can remain underwater for as long as 20 minutes.

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