Muskrats and other furry troublemakers can wreck your shoreline. Fortunately, we’ve developed a tried-and-true method to keep them at bay. Whether it’s a riprapped shoreline or a shoreline populated with wild native grasses, we’ve got you covered.
Although they’re clever enough that we can’t call our steel armor animal-proof, it is animal-resistant.
Muskrats can gnaw through the cheap landscape fabric most shorelines are built on, but they’ll never chew through our blanket of steel mesh. They may try, but our vinyl-coated 1’’ 20-gauge hexagonal wire won’t taste real good.
We use a 72-inch-wide roll of this wire mesh, which leaves us enough slack to extend the coverage approximately 2 feet into the water. This is the key to creating a muskrat-resistant shoreline. In some cases, we’ll even use two or three rolls to extend coverage up a steep lakeshore or riverbank – fortifying your shoreline on both sides.
If you’re looking to deter muskrats and other stray critters from your shoreline – whether it’s on a lake, creek, river, or stream – ask us about our muskrat-resistant option.