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Beavers play an important role in a forest ecosystem: their damming activities provide food and habitat for various animal and plant species, as well as help tree seeds to sprout. It all sounds great until a beaver dam breaks open and floods roads and buildings with thousands of gallons of water. A beaver dam close to a residential area could be a ticking time bomb, but Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control knows how to disarm it. When it comes to beaver removal in Maryland, we offer a complete range of solutions for our customers in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Montgomery County and throughout the state.
Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control offers the following beaver removal services in Maryland:
"On behalf of the community association I would to say thank you to the hard working and knowledgeable staff at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control for removing the beaver that destroyed all of our new trees that were planted two months ago. "
-Tim McElroy, Anne Arundel County, MD
Beavers inhabit every state in the mid-Atlantic region. Beavers build their lodges with twigs and mud in streams, creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes. These lodges tend to be fairly large and able to block a stream causing the water to flow around it into the forest. This doesn’t turn forest into a marshland—by creating these ponds beavers actually help forests repopulate themselves, as well as support countless species of birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, and more. However, when such a dam that’s built close to populated areas breaks open, this can create floods that damage roads, businesses, farms and homes. Beavers can also cause extensive damage to trees in their territory by chewing off the bark around the base of a tree. Often the trees are chewed to the point that they break and fall.
Sometimes, beavers can either build dams in or block the entrance of road culverts. Culverts are designed to direct water underneath the road to prevent flooding. A blocked culvert during a heavy rain can lead to dangerous road conditions. Fortunately, there are several types of barriers, from culvert guards to fences, that can be used to keep the beavers out of culverts. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is experienced in evicting beavers from culverts—contact us if you are having this problem.
Beavers are the largest rodents in North America with the body length of 34 – 43 inches and weighing between 25 and 100lbs. They have a chunky stout body with brownish-black fur and short, stocky legs. Their large webbed hind feet are great for swimming, and the two strong front feet can hold mud, twigs and debris they use to construct their dams. Beaver’s large flat leathery tail serves for propulsion during swimming. Similar to squirrels, beavers have large front teeth that constantly grow, which is why beavers have to gnaw on wood to keep them at manageable length. They don’t actually eat the wood, but they will feed on bark, pond lilies, twigs, shrubs and other land and aquatic vegetation.
Beavers are active year round and are mostly nocturnal, although they do occasionally come out during daytime. They mate for life and breed between January and March. From April to June, the female will give birth to 3 to 5 young called kits. Beavers are very family-oriented and will live in colonies that include up to 3 generations of kits. Young beavers will leave the colony at 2 years old to establish their own territories. Colonies will mark their territories with mud mounds sprayed with an oily secretion from their anal glands.
Beavers store food by submerging it next to their lodge in preparation of the harsh winter months. During winter they may travel outside of their territory to locate food and will feed on the bark of larger softwood and hardwood trees.
Whether you live in Bethesda, Rockville or Annapolis, we offer complete beaver control, beaver removal and cleanup services to our clients in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Click the button below to get help with your beaver problem.
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Montgomery County Wildlife Removal: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.
Howard County Wildlife Removal: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Wildlife Removal: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.
Frederick County Wildlife Removal: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.
Anne Arundel County Wildlife Removal: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Baltimore County Wildlife Removal:Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Harford County Wildlife Removal: Bel Air (21014, 21015), Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Havre De Grace (21078), Pylesville (21132), Jarrettsville (21084) and more.
We service Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Delaware in addition to the counties listed above.