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How to Control BeaversBeaver

Beavers normally don’t venture out into people’s yards, preferring to stay out in woodsy areas. However, it is becoming more and more common that humans are encountering beavers based on a variety of factors. Whatever the case may be, if a beaver is on your property, they are likely to cause an obscene amount of destruction if left unchecked.

The beaver is the largest rodent found in the United States. Adult beavers can weigh as much as 65 pounds and measure between 24 to 36 inches. Beavers also have a long tail which can range between 12 to 18 inches long. Beavers are built to live in a water-based environment. They have webbed hind feet, waterproof fur, and unique paddle-shaped tail. In recent years, beaver populations have increased due to beavers being less targeted for their beaver fur, which used to be a big trend.

Beavers can be beneficial to the ecosystem but they can also cause some serious trouble for homeowners and the cities through two things they love to do: cutting down trees and building dams. While cutting down trees can be irritating to landowners who want to protect their trees, beaver dams present a more serious issue as in certain areas and cities, a beaver dam can result in floods on roads, yards and crops. Occasionally, a beaver might chomp on a tree that falls on a road and blocks traffic or causes it to fall on a piece of property causing expensive damage.

If you have a destructive beaver on your property, you need to act quickly to remove it. Here at Solutions Pest and Lawn, we have all that you need to carry out an effective beaver control program.

How To Get Rid of Beavers - Solutions 3 Step Process

If you were to do a google search on beaver control, you’ll find a variety of products and methods to attempt to control this animal, however, not all of those ideas out there work. Here at Solutions Pest and Lawn our products and techniques have been tested and proven to be effective in eliminating pests and rodents and the same can be said for beavers. To control beavers we recommend a combination of repellents, traps and deterrents. Below we will lay out some simple steps to take to get tackle your beaver problem.

Step 1: The most effective method of stopping a beaver from causing any more damage or destruction is by setting a beaver trap. We carry Havahart Live Trap which is a non-lethal trap that works brilliantly. However, timing and placement is key when it comes to getting the desired result. You will have to first observe the beavers behavior on your property and find the pathway that the beaver had made.

Step 2: Once you are aware of the beavers general pathway you can place the trap down in an high-activity area where you hope the beaver to be caught and lay out some goodies for the beaver to be attracted to the live trap. The trap should be set up at night because beavers are a nocturnal species. Once caught, turn the beaver in to animal control or drive into the wild and release the animal.

Step 3: Repellents and Deterrents are also a good way to keep beavers away from your property. One product that isn’t meant for rodents but is proven to work to keep beavers from biting at trees on your property is 4 The Birds-Bird Repellent Gel. This gel can be painted on the tree and will discourage beavers from chewing on your tree. Another helpful repellent product is Nature's Defense: All-Purpose Animal Repellent. Scatter this product on your property and when a beaver takes a taste of this repellent it will not want to stick around.

It’s that simple! Browse our beaver control products below. If you have any questions or would like some pest control advice, feel free to call us or email us to get expert advice and assistance from one of our representatives.

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