It's not uncommon to find beavers on rural properties that they find attractive, such as those on the banks of bodies of water. Critter Control of Bloomington can help with beaver control services and restoring your property after the beavers have been relocated. Contact Critter Control of Bloomington today to get started with beaver trapping and relocation services!
Beaver Removal Services
Did you know beavers are actually the biggest rodent in North America? That's right—they're relatives of mice and rats, and they also have in common the ever-growing teeth and need to be constantly chewing. This often comes at a cost to your ornamental trees. Their utilization of lumber is the reason beavers are sometimes considered pests. Beavers are vital to the survival and expansion of wetland animals. Though they are a key contributor to wetland ecosystems, beavers are not only an aesthetic nuisance but a danger to people and property when their nesting habits cause flooding.
What Do Beavers Look Like?
Beavers are covered in brown fur that varies in color from black and reddish to a yellow tint. The average beaver is about 3 feet long and weighs between 20–75 lbs. Beaver tails are flat and wide, and they will slap their tails on the water loudly to alert other beavers to potential danger. While their back feet are both webbed and clawed, their smaller unwebbed front feet only feature claws. The creatures possess unmistakable front teeth, small ears, black and beady eyes, and pointed snouts.
Where Do Beavers Live?
The North American beaver inhabits most of the United States and Canada, as well as northern regions of Mexico. Generally, beavers require ponds in order to survive, as they provide security and food sources for the animal. As a result, beavers dam rivers in order to stop the water flow. The outcome of this process is vibrant ecosystems that provide ideal living conditions for various species of waterfowl and insects, as well as beavers. The animal can be found in large lakes and rivers, as well.
Are There Beavers on My Property?
Are beavers known to enter homes or yards?
Because beavers are so reliant on water sources for survival, they're never too far from water sources. As such, properties in close proximity to bodies of water, like lakes, rivers, and ponds, are at the most risk of beaver infestation. Bloomington homeowners are typically not at risk of beaver home invasions.
Do beavers harm people or property?
Although beavers only affect property near sources of water, the damage caused by beaver dams can affect entire communities. In addition to felled trees and other plant damage, beaver damming can induce flooding and present real problems for area residents. Potential flood threats should be taken care of immediately.
Control and Safety
Individuals who are fond of particular trees and vegetation should encircle the base of these plants with wire mesh, which successfully deters beavers from gnawing. Never attempt to touch beavers as they may bite when threatened. If flooding is a concern, contact professionals who have access to unique and effective solutions, including water-level control devices.
Trapping and Removal
Trapping is best conducted by the wildlife professionals found at Critter Control. Having dealt with beaver problems in the past, our technicians have know-how and removal tools at their disposal. Professional beaver removal, if done correctly, can prevent future incursions and eliminate the dangers of both personal and animal injury.
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