Are weasels known to enter homes or yards?
Like many other wild animals, weasels will only invade homes and yards when food and shelter become scarce in their natural habitat. Farmers have to be especially alert for the pests since they attack livestock, particularly chickens. Since they are able to squeeze through small spaces, weasels can enter barns or sheds with relative ease. Nonetheless, they typically only enter homes by accident, if at all. When they encroach on human habitations, weasels may nest under sheds, porches, and barns.
Do weasels harm people or property?
For the most part, weasels are merely nuisance pests. The largest threat they pose is to the poultry industry, as they target chickens and their eggs as easy meals. Weasels also carry various parasites known to harbor infectious diseases such as ticks, fleas, and mites. In rare cases, weasels may be infected with rabies.
Control and Safety
Despite its size, the weasel is a vicious animal, especially when on the hunt. When cornered, they will use their sharp teeth and claws in order to escape, which can result in the injury of people or pets. Various exclusion methods can effectively keep weasels out of yards, including fencing and chicken wire. There are no known fumigants or repellants that keep weasels away, which makes closing off building openings necessary to ward off the pest.
Trapping and Removal
While exclusion methods can be effective, they are also time-consuming. Professional wildlife removal specialists from Critter Control can humanely and effectively remove pest weasels from private properties. Our specialists have the proper equipment and training to carefully remove weasels, which keeps untrained individuals and domestic animals safe.
We can help you get rid of weasel problems. Call Critter Control of Cape Cod today: (508) 690-0076Request a Quote