Miami Nutria Removal Services
- Height: 8″-12″
- Length: 16″-24″ adding 12″-18″ with tail
- Weight: 12-20 pounds
- Diet: Herbivorous, eating a majority of plant matter.
- Breeding: Can occur anytime throughout the year.
- Gestation: 130 Days.
- Reproduction: 4-6 young born, and as many as 12, anytime throughout the year.
- Habitat: Freshwater streams, ponds, rivers, and marshes.
- Legal Status: Common in Miami Florida, and required to be euthanize if trapped according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It is illegal to transport or release Nutria in Tennessee.
- Other Names: Little beaver, water rat, beaver rat, and swamp rat.
- Interesting Facts: The Nutria is the one of the largest rodents in north America. Nutria have 4 large orange-dark yellow front incisors. Nutria can vocally make pig-like grunts, or chatter their front incisors to a perceived threat.
Nutria are large semi-aquatic rodents that resemble beavers, that are found around water, marshes, rivers, and wetlands in Greater Miami and Miami-Dade County. Nutria are primarily active in low light and at night. Nutria are a non native species in Tennessee and can be a destructive nuisance. They have adapted well to environmental conditions that were believed to be unsuitable. In some areas, environmental impacts nutria have on other native species and wetlands is extensive. Common nutria problems include:
- Nutria digging burrows around water.
- Nutria eating natural water plants.
- Nutria burrowing under dock in the Styrofoam floats.
- Nutria eating and destroying crops.
- Nutria gnawing on wood structures.
- Nutria damaging golf course greens.
- Nutria damaging levy or dams from burrows.
- Nutria damage to yards or gardens.
- Nutria weakening road waterways from burrows.
Damage resulting from nutria is common throughout their range, and effective trapping and removal procedures are required. For nutria removal and control help, contact a Animal Pros specialist today.
Nutria Control & Management
In certain situations, immediate control and management of Nutria is crucial for severe environmental, and commercial problems. Widespread environmental and economic loss from nutria damage is usually beyond the scope of a local trapper, or small company, and a consultation with Animal Pros specialists is needed. Large scale trapping solutions are needed to stop damage immediately. Nutria can wreak havoc on Commercial properties where population numbers are not properly controlled, creating large scale problems. Contact a Animal Pros specialist today for immediate assistance.
How To Get Rid of Nutria
Nutria can quickly damage your waterway and even create structural problems around your drainage areas if problems persist, prompting quick removal of this large nuisance rodent. Live cage and lethal control trapping is the only effective way to remove nutria. To prevent other nutria from coming into the area, follow these steps.
- Eliminate Attractants such as aquatic vegetation.
- Identifying Damage such as holes around waters edge, nutria runs, and compromised dams.
- Do not seal burrows until the Nutria is caught. This is a natural reaction to seal burrows immediately. Nutria
are natures excavators, and sealing a burrow will cause the nutria to dig out somewhere else or at the same place creating more damage.
- Proper placement of lethal or non lethal Trap. Proper placement of a trap is key when trapping nutria effectively. A trap inproperly placed can educate a cautious nutria to completely avoid the traps. Pre baiting and professional help is recommended.
- Know The Laws And Regulations. Some areas it is ok to trap a nutria, but illegal to transport a nutria if unlicensed through the State to do so. Know the regulations in your State, if trapping a nutria on your own.
- Seal The Burrow or Hole. Depending on the area around the hole, will depend on how the hole is filled in. If the burrow is in your yard where grass grows, you may want to utilize grading or a backhoe, and then seed. If the burrow is along the waters edge, you may want to utilize a backhoe. Nutria are wary creatures and will often avoid heavy activity.