The beaver is the largest native rodent found in North America. Beavers are often called “Nature’s Engineers” because of their ability to alter and remodel their entire environment to suit their needs. With their sharp teeth that are capable of cutting down large trees, a family of beavers can turn a stream into a pond or lake in no time. 

The most common sign of beavers is the aftermath of their construction activities such as fallen trees, strips of bark, and obviously dams. Beaver’s large, webbed hindfoot is also quite distinctive. They enjoy eating twigs, especially from aspens, poplars, and alders as well as water grasses, fleshy roots, and water lilies.

beaver, beavers in pond

How Do I Get Rid of Beavers?

Beavers can cause some serious damage to forests, crops, and yards. They can damage valuable trees and crops by cutting them down. They can also cause serious flooding for customers when they dam up small streams. Beavers can also carry two diseases that can spread to humans: Tularemia & Giardiasis.

Advanced Wildlife Control is one of the few companies fully-equipped to handle all of your beaver control needs. Getting rid of beavers isn’t an easy job. Often times we need to use a canoe to get to the dam and set the appropriate cages to trap the beavers. 

We believe in humane animal removal, but unfortunately, we can not relocate beavers due to the fact that they cause serious damage to streams and land. Therefore, beavers are one of the few animals we have to humanely put to sleep when caught. 

DID YOU KNOW? – The largest beaver ever caught weighed an incredible 110 lbs. Guess which state that beaver was caught in? – the one and only Wisconsin, of course, up in Iron County

One neat aspect of beavers is that they are monogamous and will mate for life. They do not breed until they are 2-3 years old. Breeding typically occurs in the den in late January or February. A beaver will have one litter per year with 1 to 6 kits in each litter that is born in May or June. An established colony of beavers consists of the adult pair and two years of offspring.

Beavers are common in Wisconsin, especially along streams and rivers. They can also be found in marshes, lakes, and ponds. The most common calls and complaints regarding beavers are due to them damming up small streams that cause flooding for our customers. Beaver lodges vary in size but can be as big as 15-feet wide and 7-feet high.

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