Are you experiencing flooding and tree damage from beavers in your neighborhood? What are you going to do about your beaver problem? If someone has told you the best way to stop beavers from causing beaver flooding and tree damage on your property is to set traps, that’s not the only beaver solution out there. There are humane beaver solutions that can help you solve your beaver problems fast and affordable.
Beavers are creatures that love to swim and eat fresh tree branches. There was a time beavers were on the verge of extinction because of the fur trade but the beaver population has found a way to overcome their adversaries. Beavers are now 6 to 12 million strong in the United States. Beavers benefit the environment because the natural habits of beavers revive regions that have lost wetlands or agriculture profits. You may be wondering if beavers are so beneficial to humans, why do we need beaver control. Humans conflict with beavers because we both want to occupy floodplains. Beavers use floodplains to build homes and live there. If you have beaver trapping for a family of beavers, a new family will replace the old. Your best strategy for getting your beaver problems under control is to acknowledge that beavers are good for the environment and there are plenty of humane solutions for protecting your health and property concerns.
What are common Beaver problems?
The most common beaver problems are flooding and tree damage. Beavers create these problems because their building habits block culverts and other structures in our community. When floodwaters result from heavy rain or snowfall, all that buildup water cannot flow and puts our home property in jeopardy of flooding. We may whine about these beaver problems but those same beaver dams help us during times of drought. As for tree damage, beavers cost our community millions of dollars from the timber loss they create, but we need beavers to maintain healthy wetlands. From the beavers’ creation and maintenance of wetlands, we reap the benefits of better water quality, controlled floods from slower moving water, and healthier habitats for plants and animals.
What are common humane solutions to beaver problems?
Here are a few humane solutions:
- Installation of tree guards
- The use of mesh screening
- Fencing to keep beavers off your property. Beavers are not great climbers.
If your home is located near creeks or ponds, you will most likely need assistance from wildlife control technicians to help you with beaver controls. Beaver trapping will never resolve your beaver problems permanently because new beavers will fill the void of beaver causalities from beaver trapping. You can get your beaver problem under control by removing food, water or shelter from their chosen habitat. For more information about our wildlife control services and humane beaver removal contact us at 443-417-3137 or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.