Beavers are known for cutting down trees and building dams. While people who are walking through the woods might marvel at beavers’ ingenuity and hard work, they tend to be less enthusiastic and appreciative when beavers create dams near their homes.
Beavers Can Create Problems for Humans and Other Wildlife
A beaver dam can cause major property damage. A dam can flood a yard and nearby roads and damage landscaping or crops. Flooding can also impact wells and septic systems, potentially threatening the health of homeowners and the surrounding community.
When beavers build a dam, it can change the surrounding landscape in ways that can have a ripple effect on other species in the area. For instance, wildlife might not have access to enough food or might not be able to follow their normal migration patterns.
How to Deal with Beaver Problems
As people have built more homes and businesses and encroached on beavers’ habitats, conflicts between humans and beavers have become increasingly common. A growing beaver population has also contributed to problems.
If you’re having an issue with beavers at your Connecticut home or nearby, address it as soon as possible. Don’t try a DIY approach. Using repellants or harassment is unlikely to remedy the situation.
The best way to handle a beaver problem is to have a wildlife control expert trap the animals. If you act fast, a professional might be able to trap the beavers before they have a chance to settle in, cut down trees, and build a dam.
In Connecticut, beavers can usually only be trapped during a regulated trapping season from December 1 – March 31. If you’re experiencing a problem at another time and you want to have the beavers removed as soon as possible, you might be able to get authorization from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection if the animals have caused serious damage or if their dam threatens public health and safety.
Where to Find Qualified Professionals
Anderson Wildlife Control has a well-trained and experienced team that can handle a wide range of species, including beavers. We don’t use any poisons or pesticides. We only utilize safe and humane methods that don’t harm animals or endanger pets, other wildlife, or the environment.
We’ll safely remove the beavers from your property and be sure to comply with Connecticut law. Contact Anderson Wildlife Control today to learn more about our beaver removal services and to get an estimate.