Beavers are energetic and smart. They can transform almost any freshwater they come across into a suitable habitat for themselves. They are quite difficult to control because they are usually well adapted to their new environment. Beavers adapt well to any situation, but this does not exclude the fact that they are extremely destructive critters. Beavers are pros at building strong dams, but this makes them a pain in the neck as they interrupt the flow of water and cause flooding in areas that shouldn’t be flooded, and even damage existing dams.
Beavers are nocturnal critters, meaning that they are most awake and alive at night. They eat trees and damage them. With their lodges, beavers divert water, and this could result in damage to nearby properties. Being territorial, they expand their habitats because they are always looking for new sites to build their homes.
Beavers also carry diseases like rabies. They carry diseases and parasites that cause giardiasis – popularly known as beaver fever; they transmit this disease to humans when they ingest the water that harbors beavers.
Some of the signs of the presence of beavers include:
Beavers create problems for landowners. They have been responsible for the damage of ornamentals crops, timbers, and even buildings. It’s no surprise that landowners have sought ways to get rid of beavers, many of which are unfortunately unsuccessful.
Here are some tips you can try out yourself to help with your beaver problem.
The most effective means of beaver removal is beaver trapping. Some repellants claim to be effective on repelling beavers, but pest removal experts believe they do not work as well as they claim. Some of these repellants include predator urine scents like foxes or coyotes. Others are scent aversion repellants such as garlic, ammonia, etc. Application of these repellants will have to be constant, and there be no guarantees to their effectiveness.
Using beaver traps is technical. So, it is important that, if you are using them, you know how to use beaver traps effectively, or enlist professional help. Contact us at Wildlife X Team New Hampshire for professional help in the efficient trapping of beavers.
If beavers keep you up at night due to their nocturnal activities, or you have noticed any of the signs of beaver activities on your property, then it is time to contact our experts at Wildlife X Team New Hampshire. We provide highly effective beaver trapping, control, and removal services.
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