Get rid of those annoying house guests once and for all! Use animal-friendly marten repellents against the martens in your roof. Why is it important to get rid of martens in your house and yard in an animal-friendly way? In some countries, including Germany, catching stone martens in live traps and releasing or killing them is prohibited under hunting laws. “DIY” marten defence is therefore not an option in most cases. Many household remedies for combating martens in your house and car are only effective in the short term.
In the 1960s, these pesky creatures enjoyed greater popularity. Martens were often found in the house, but as fur coats hung up in the closet, just like their relative the stoat. From the 1980s onward, the large rodent started becoming more famous as martens started infesting cars. This is how the stone marten become known in Germany as the “car marten”.
Stone martens are not found in cars and attics because of the smell, as was once suspected. Nor do car martens have any preference for particular makes of vehicle. Engine compartments simply offer enough space for martens as a refuge, to feed and to discover new things. The little omnivore can also find insulation material to build its nest in engine compartments. A local marten’s scent mark will make “foreign” martens aggressive. Stone martens have to protect their territory by biting, primarily during the mating season, letting out its anger on cables and hoses in engine compartments.
With the double contact plate from STOP&GO, you can put a stop to those martens in your car! You can park your car outdoors without hesitation and without the risk of martens sneaking in. The electric shock will scare off stone martens.
In your home, these happy climbers will use any hole in your attic as a hiding place to expand their territory. Roofs provide optimal conditions for martens to raise their kits. You’ll start noticing young martens in spring, thanks to their whimpering noises. You might also notice the parents scuffling about or the smell of rotting carcasses alerting you to a marten infestation in the attic.
Luckily, these house martens are also endowed with a sensitive nose, which is where STOP&GO marten repellent spray comes into play. Or, you can use our efficient ultrasonic marten repellent with changing tones against the stone martens’ ultrasensitive ears!
It is important to place the marten repellent in your house as soon as you hear the first scuffling noises and before they give birth to a litter of kits. Stone martens are protected under hunting laws. If you get rid of the parents after the kits are born, the young will die.