Muskrat issues can arise for clients who have ponds or streams located on their property. As an aquatic species, muskrats can quickly deteriorate the edges of ponds and increase existing erosion issues. Commonly found in families, small muskrat conflicts can quickly spiral out of control. Muskrats will tunnel into banks and dams, or create floating huts. Nearby vegetation consisting of flowering plants, vegetables, and even ornamental trees quickly becomes a go-to food source for the muskrat. Timely muskrat trapping helps to reduce a pond or lake’s bank erosion susceptibility. At Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC, we can incorporate custom-designed muskrat trapping plans and schedules to fit your needs to alleviate the conflicts caused by muskrats.
If you think that your pond, lake, or stream has been invaded by this aquatic species, call us today at 844-WILDPRO.
The most common damage associated with muskrats is bank erosion or failing dams. Once a muskrat establishes its home on your pond, lake, or stream, it will create burrows into banks or dams that allow water to flow inward; this allows the muskrat to access its den without having to leave the water in the open. If these burrows are in close proximity to your outflow pipes, then erosion will ensue, decreasing the integrity of your dam rapidly. In addition to erosion issues, muskrats will attack vegetation nearby that provides them with adequate nutrition. That can include vegetable crops and ornamentals.
We can perform muskrat removal in a few different ways. At Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC, we offer both floating traps and underwater sets. These trapping techniques can be priced on weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, depending on the extent of the issue. In addition to trapping and removing the problem muskrats, if you are experiencing dam/erosion issues, we can price a custom containment system, which will prevent muskrats from penetrating the edges of your pond in the future.
- Average adult muskrat is 2-5 pounds
- Muskrats are mostly brown with a shorter black tail, very similar in appearance to a rat but larger, also resemble nutria
- Muskrats reproduce rapidly multiple times from late February through May, with a gestation period of only 25 days, and litters of 4-7 young.
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