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How to Get Rid of a Beaver

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how to get rid of a beaver

beavers are the largest rodents found in

the United States as stated by United

wildlife control see reference when

adults are generally 35 to 60 pounds and

up to 35 inches long the tails can grow

to lengths of 20 inches as with other

rodents beavers feel the need to gnaw

often to wear down their teeth the

knowing can wreak havoc on trees in your

landscape the dams they build may

contaminate water supplies or cause

bridges and roads to wash out see

reference one things you'll need beaver


gun chicken wire optional trapping

permit optional look for dams consisting

of mounds of mud and piles of wood and

other debris this indicates the presence

of beavers this is most often in or near

bodies of water see reference 1 also

note any nod rings around the trunks of

trees on your property this exposes the

trees to risk of disease and death

purchase a beaver trap from an animal

control agency sporting goods or

hardware or home supply store read the

tips carefully that come with the trap

if the trap is not set or baited

properly the beaver may trip it and then

carefully avoid any further traps you

set see reference 1 once you trap the

beaver transport it to an area at least

10 miles away never release it into the

same body of water where you captured it

see reference to hire a professional

trapper if you don't want to trap or

transport the rodent yourself call a

licensed exterminator approved poisons

are not available for consumers

therefore hiring a licensed professional

is the only way to use this method

legally see reference 3 shoot the beaver

if necessary check with local law

enforcement because this is illegal in

many areas see reference 3


tips warnings rap chicken wire around

the trunk of any trees who want to

protect from beaver annoying or make a

steel fence out of the wire to set

around trees see reference to check with

your local animal control agency a

permit may be necessary to trap beavers

in your area