Nutria Removal and Trapping
Nutria or coypu, are often confused with the muskrat, however nutrias are larger and have round tails. Nutrias are easily identified by a white patch of hair around their mouths as well as by their bright orange teeth. Like other semi-aquatic animals, nutrias are often brown, and their fur was once highly sought after. The nose and mouth of the nutria can be closed off while swimming underwater to prevent liquid intake.
Common Reasons for Nutria Removal Services:
- Nutria Infestation
- Wetland Damage
- Vegetation Damage
Nutrias are not native to many parts of the world and the invasive animal can cause a lot of damage to vegetation and wetlands. The nutria have devastated acres of wetlands and have also destroyed eggs and nests of endangered birds.
Diseases Carried by The Nutria:
The most common disease associated with nutria causes “nutria rash” by strongyloides myopotami. The rash is the nematode entering the skin and being attacked by the immune system. Nutria can also carry leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis and other intestinal parasites.
Nutria Trapping and Removal:
As with many other wild-animals, trapping and removing nutria the best way to remove the nutria problem. Some states there are laws protecting nutria so prior to trapping any you should contact your local fish and game commission to see what permits and licenses are required. Live trapping is very good for one or two problem animals. For a large population or infestation of nutria, lethal trapping may be the most effective means of removal.
Nutria can be trapped using leg hold traps like coil-spring and long-spring which are the most commonly used. Quick Catch has experience catching these animals effectively. Watermelon rinds, apples, carrots and potatoes can be used as bait for catching the animal.
If you live in Jacksonville or a surrounding North Florida area and
- Suspect Nutria are damaging your lawn or wetlands
- Know that you have an Nutria problem
- Need our Nutria Proofing services to prevent their return