How Do I Remove Beavers From My Property?
Beavers are attracted to wooded areas containing water nearby such as a lake or pond. Although beavers are not aggressive creatures, they can cause damages that make property owners eager to remove the problem. Beavers become a nuisance because they can damage nearby creeks and trees to build a dam, which can also lead to flooding in surrounding areas. Unfortunately, issues with beavers continue to increase due to the expansion of the beaver population and human encroachment on their habitat. Read this article for tips on how to properly remove beavers from your property.
Know Beaver Removal Regulations
First off, it’s not always as easy as trapping and removing the beaver from your property. According to Connecticut’s Department Of Energy & Environmental Protection, if you are experiencing problems requiring removal of beaver on your property during the regulated trapping season (December 1 - March 31), you are encouraged to contact a professional beaver removal services who has or can receive a license approved by DEEP to provide assistance with beaver nuisance problems.
Outside of the regulated trapping season (April 1 - November 30), any landowner or municipality who is experiencing beaver problems should contact the DEEP Wildlife Division at 860-424-3011 regarding a special permit to trap beaver. The Wildlife Division may issue authorizations to trap beaver if damage threatens public health and safety (e.g., road flooding, well inundation, and septic leach field flooding), agricultural crops or livestock are damaged, or the property damage qualifies as severe. Landowners who feel that they qualify for a special out-of-season permit should call the Wildlife Division regarding an application and a list of licensed companies that can conduct trapping activities.
Beaver Trapping Techniques
As said before, trapping should be done by licensed professionals and within regulation requirements. Beaver trapping is an effective solution. Nevertheless, the state of Connecticut prohibits the relocation of beavers and therefore lethal trapping is required for removal. Contact Wildlife Control Services for more information.
Fencing And Tree Wraps
Fences and tree wraps are good prevention tools but can also be useful for removal if in the early stages of beaver issues. If you know you have an area where beavers will be attracted to, it’s a good idea to put up a fence to keep them away. Beavers are not climbers and therefore a 4ft fence will block access. Additionally, beavers may try and dig underneath your fence, so a metal underground fence is also a suggested prevention tool.
Another way to deter beavers is to take away their building material and food supply. By wrapping the trunk of each tree around your property with tree wraps, which is actually flashing that is also used as building material that will make the area less appealing to these critters. A fence and materials around your tree should make it too difficult for beavers to get the resources they need and force them to move on to a new location.
Wildlife Control Services | Beaver Removal And Prevention
We always strive to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts. One area that Wildlife Control Services focuses on is Integrated Wildlife Management or IWM. IWM means looking at the whole picture in a given situation and combining several strategies for eliminating the problem.
Anyone who seeks to protect his or her property from wildlife encroachment provides a fundamentally sound investment. That investment not only protects the animal world by keeping them in their natural habitats but it protects the property owner from costly removal and repair expenditures.
Call Wildlife Control Services for more information at 860-236-2683