Beaver Removal Services with Active Wildlife Removal
Are you losing trees on your property due to beaver infestations? Are you experiencing flooding on your land? If beavers are causing problems on your land, you’ll need to rely on a beaver removal company that knows how to get rid of beavers.
About the Beaver
The beaver can be found all over North America, even right within Nashville. They’re the biggest of all rodents on the continent, weighing as much as 50 pounds when they grow up to adults. In fact, there are some that can even weigh twice as much, tipping the scales at 100 pounds. Beavers are made to live in the water, sporting valvular eyes, lips and ears that keep the water out and let the rodent keep submerged for a lengthy period.
The fur of the beaver is dense and coarse, and it appears to range from yellow-brown to black in terms of color. Their teeth are their truly iconic feature, with the four front incisors being most visible. They continue to grow in beavers, much like all rodent teeth. To help keep the incisors sharp and short, the beavers chew on wood every day. By chewing a tree, the beaver achieves its feeding as it enjoys consuming tree bark, all while maintaining its teeth grooming. Naturally, such an activity can be harmful for your trees and property if they take place in your land.
When Beaver Removal is Necessary
The beaver becomes a pest when there is an aquatic habitat available for them to live in. They build dams and chew on trees all year round, and both of these activities can create beaver problems for homeowners and landowners. For one, a beaver dam can result in flooding in homes while washing out roads and bridges. It’s estimated that the southeastern United States pays for $23 million in beaver damages annually.
While northerners may trap beavers to get pelts, this is not the case in the south. Beavers are not trapped, so they run wild only in fear of the coyote and not the human. That means where their natural predator isn’t present, they’re free to continue growing in population, which can be truly troublesome for those in the Nashville area.
Potential Beaver Damage
It’s not hard for a good beaver removal company to know what damage was caused by beavers. Dammed creeks, culverts, beaver dams and clogged drains are indicative that a beaver is present. They may also chew on trees that ruin the value of expensive landscaping. They’ll commonly cut down shrubs and fruit trees as well.
Another way that we can tell beaver removal is necessary is when a tree is missing a significant amount of bark from its trunk. The beaver can also damage a levee or banks by lodging in the area or burrowing a den. We can usually find dens by seeking debris, limbs and similar cutting that appears in the water around holes.
Medical Implications of Beaver Removal
It’s important to hire a company that knows how to get rid of beavers because the critters are capable of harming human health. One example is contaminating drinking water by urinating in the water, which creates the so-called “beaver fever” giardia.
This is an intestinal parasite that results in weight loss, fatigue, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloating, gas and more. The illness can go away after a few days but then return after a few weeks, creating a cycle of attacks. More than 15,000 have been affected over time.
It is also possible for the beaver to carry rabies without many symptoms, though it is not as common. As a virus, rabies is capable of rapidly paralyzing and killing its mammalian host, humans included. It is possible for an infected beaver to bite a human and transmit rabies through that action. While it’s best to avoid handling the beaver in the first place, you should especially keep away if it seems particularly fearless–it could be an infected beaver.
Nashville Beaver Control
The expense involved in beaver exclusion usually are impractical, so a number of small changes to your habitat can help protect it from becoming infested in the future. For example, trees in the area can be wrapped in hardware cloth to keep the beavers from chewing on them. This can also cut off the wood supply required for a beaver to build a dam. One may also opt to destroy beaver dams to irritate the beaver into relocating, though they can also easily rebuild overnight.
Beaver Removal – Beavers are crafty animals that inhabit Tennessee’s rivers, streams, and wetlands.
They are known for their ability to build dams and lodges. Beavers use their powerful front teeth to chew down and debark trees for building material. This type of damage to trees is easily recognizable. Their long broad tail is used for compacting mud and limbs together. Damming up of waterways can pose a serious flood hazard in some areas. Agricultural fields can be flooded, causing crops to be ruined. Erosion along banks of river and streams is also a concern in areas that beavers frequently travel. Theses critters can be quite aggressive and are known for slapping their tail on the water to ward off intruders.
Active Wildlife Removal offers trapping services to remove unwanted beavers from the area. Whether it is in a commercial setting, or on a secluded piece of farmland, our technicians will assess the situation and come with an effective solution. We also offer dam deconstruction and cleanup to free waterways that have been clogged by beaver activity. For all your Middle Tennessee, Davidson County, and Nashville Beaver Removal needs, Active Wildlife Removal is the only call you need to make!
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