Pest Control: Mink
Mink are non native, originating from North America. Some escaped, but most were deliberately released from fur farms. Mink have caused havoc with our native wildlife, especially water voles and birds. They will also kill domestic pets, poultry and fish given the chance. They are strong and vicious animals and as such need to be handled carefully, even when in a cage.
How are mink controlled?
Mink have to be trapped and destroyed, and this must be done professionally to prevent suffering, and to avoid the possibility of injury from the mink. Release of trapped mink is illegal.