Muskrats are common and live in every county in Wisconsin. Muskrats live in ponds, streams, drainage ditches, marshes, lakes, and rivers. Muskrats burrow into the banks, beginning underwater and angling upward until the tunnel is above the water level. Above the water line they will hollow out a living chamber. Yards of dirt are sometimes removed by the muskrats to make these chambers. These tunnels and chambers can often cause the ground on the bank to erode and cave-in, especially when walked on or driven over. Burrows dug into the dams or levees of man-made ponds can wash out during high water, causing the ponds to drain. They may also chew on irrigation lines, pond liners, wiring and fountain heads. Muskrats also destroy pond plants and aquatic vegetation.
Suburban Wildlife Solutions LLC. offer services and options to remove muskrats. Please contact us for a quote at 920-228-1033.