Beavers do a lot of good for the ecosystem. Their unique ability to construct dams aids humanity with water issues. Unfortunately, beavers don’t always apply those talents in areas where they can be most useful. Sometimes, beavers and their handiwork show up somewhere inappropriate and inconvenient, like our homes. The result can be serious property damage. A wildlife control professional can help you with humane beaver removal and permanent prevention.
The best way to deal with beavers is to avoid having them ever take up residence on your property — that means removing what attracts them.
Beavers rely on wood to do their work, but you don’t want to cut down your trees. You can take steps to make it difficult, if not impossible, for the beaver to get after them. Wrapping trees with wire mesh, at least three feet off the ground, is a good discouragement to beavers.
A more expensive but more effective solution is to use the same wire mesh material to fence off the entire property. At the very least, you can fence off all areas that offer easy access to trees or vegetation.
If the beavers can’t get what they need on your property, they’ll go somewhere else.
You can try trapping beavers and releasing them into a different habitat. It’s also legal in the state of Mississippi to hunt beavers on your property. But both of these options present challenges. Killing the beavers, even if legal, is unnecessary and deprives the ecosystem of the benefits they provide.
Furthermore, simply locating beavers is not as easy as it might seem. Even though they are considered a rodent, beavers have skills that other rodents do not have, such as the ability to swim through water and move through debris. They’re not easy to catch.
Beavers are highly adaptable and creative creatures. You might trap them, release them, and knock down their dam, but they’re persistent enough to come back and try again. The key is humane removal and permanent prevention from Magnolia Wildlife Solutions.
The Problem with Beavers on Your Property
Dams are the most prominent indicator of a beaver’s presence on your land, but there are others. They create sides and pathways. Beavers also use their teeth to cut down trees and get the raw material for their dams, lodges, and dens.
A beaver dam that appears where it shouldn’t can end up causing serious problems. It can interfere with irrigation, which can have several negative ripple effects. Irrigation issues can mean the habitat around you either goes without water or gets too much. You may end up with dying trees and plants due to the irregular supply of water. Creeks can be destroyed by the redirection of the water flow.
All of this is damaging to the environment. It can also be damaging to the value of your property.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (662) 262-8988 or contact us online to request a consultation with our beaver removal professionals.
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