The American Mink, Neovison vison, is a member of the Mustelid family that also includes Stoats, Weasels and Badgers. This non-native species, quickly populated large regions of the UK after escaping from fur farms during the 20th century. They are a very adept predator of fish, frogs and waterfowl. They are also a major predator of Water Voles and as a result have had a serious impact on their populations across the UK. Many local wildlife charities, conservation groups and government bodies are engaged in projects to reintroduce water voles in habitats where they once thrived. However, before any animals are released, the mink must be trapped and removed.
PERDIX has developed a range of products to control and monitor mink. The PERDIX mink raft and associated products are highly effective tools for detecting and trapping mink in rivers, ponds and other wetlands. Our mink cage trap has been specially designed to capture these strong animals and while preventing the capture of otters.