WHAT ARE BEAVERS?

The beaver is the largest native rodent found in North America. Beavers are 2-3 feet in length and weigh around 35-90 pounds. They have water-repellent brown fur, webbed hindfeet, and a large, flat tail that helps them swim and build their dams. Beavers are often called “Nature’s Engineers” because of their ability to alter and remodel their entire environment to suit their needs. They have very sharp teeth that allow them to cut down trees to form their dams. A family of beavers can turn a stream into a pond in no time.

Beavers enjoy eating twigs, especially from aspens, poplars, and alders, as well as water grasses, fleshy roots, and water lilies.

Beavers are common in Wisconsin, especially on streams, rivers, marshes, lakes, and ponds. The most common calls and complaints regarding beavers are their damming up of 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.

Beavers 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 born in May or June. An established colony of beavers consists of the adult pair and two years of offspring.

Beaver in a Cage

Don't Let Beavers Invade Your Property!

Don't Let Beavers Invade Your Property!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEAVERS?

Beavers do not attack people, but their dam-building can damage the surrounding environment. Beaver damage valuable trees by cutting them down. They can also generate severe 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 animal control companies that handle beavers. Getting rid of beavers is not an easy job. Often we need to use a canoe to get to the beaver dam and set the appropriate cages to trap the beavers. Our company believes in humane animal control, but unfortunately, we can not relocate beavers. They are one of the few animals we have to humanely euthanize when caught.

Beaver in a Cage

Beavers enjoy eating twigs, especially from aspens, poplars, and alders, as well as water grasses, fleshy roots, and water lilies.

Beavers are common in Wisconsin, especially on streams, rivers, marshes, lakes, and ponds. The most common calls and complaints regarding beavers are their damming up of 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.

Beavers 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 born in May or June. An established colony of beavers consists of the adult pair and two years of offspring.

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