Beavers

Description

Beavers are the largest rodents in North America. Their teeth grow continuously and allow the animal to easily cut down trees. The use of their lumber is the main reason they are considered pests. Beavers are vital to the survival and expansion of wetland animals, and are a key contributor to wetland ecosystems. Not only are beavers an aesthetic nuisance, but a danger to people and property when their nesting habits cause flooding.

Appearance

  • Brown fur that varies in color from black and reddish to yellow-tinted
  • 3 feet long
  • 20-75 pounds in weight
  • Tails are flat and wide
  • Clawed and webbed hind feet
  • Clawed front feet
  • Large front teeth
  • Small ears
  • Black and beady eyes
  • Pointed snouts

Habitat

Beavers require ponds to survive as they provide security and food sources for the animal. Beavers will create ideal living conditions for themself and other various species of waterfowl and insects by building dams in rivers to stop water flow. This animal can be found in large lakes and rivers as well.

Beaver Problems

Entry

Beavers do not stray too far from water sources. Properties in close proximity to bodies of water, like lakes, rivers, and ponds, are at more risk of beaver problems. Homeowners need not fear beaver home invasions.

Damage

Beavers may only affect property near sources of water, however 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 from area residents. Potential flood threats should be taken care of immediately.

Beaver Control

Trapping and Removal

Trapping is best done by wildlife professionals found at Critter Control of Boulder. Having dealt with beaver problems in the past, our technicians have know-how removal tools at their disposal. Professional beaver removal done correctly can prevent future incursions and eliminate the dangers of both personal and property damage.

Control and Safety

Individuals who are fond of particular trees and vegetation should encircle the base of these plants with wire mesh,

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.

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