BEAVER REMOVAL

PROFESSIONAL BEAVER REMOVAL

Beavers are intelligent and diligent. They transform freshwater environments into suitable habitats. However, their persistence and adaptability make them very difficult to control. In most environments that they settle in, they become severely destructive. That is why the proper removal and management techniques are vital.

Before embarking on the task of removal and prevention, it is crucial to becoming familiar with the beaver’s habitat and the damage they are causing. 

A few of the signs of beaver activity include beaver dams, beaver lodges, collapsed bank dens, cut-down or girdled trees and flooding.

Below are a few guidelines that must be followed when removing beavers.

  • Use a live trap. This is an effective and non-lethal way to remove the beavers from the area physically.
  • Because beavers have predictable travel patterns, the trap must be placed in the right place.
  • Trap placement is key.
  • Beavers can be bait trapped.
  • The time of day is essential when setting the trap.
  • Once removed, their habitats must be modified, so it is less suitable for new beaver intruders. 
  • Since beavers are manipulators, changing the environment can be challenging. 
  • Contact an expert beaver removal company for safe and effective beaver removal. 

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BEAVER DISEASES AND HEALTH RISKS

As beavers take over our lakes and streams, they continue to build an environment suitable for them. However, with these wild animals in our waters comes disease, which can pose potential health risks for humans and pets.

GARDIASIS

Giardiasis is caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia lamblia. It is an intestinal (bowel) illness. People and pets can become infected with giardia when drinking contaminated water.

Since beavers make freshwater lakes, ponds and stream their homes, they have gained a significant amount of attention regarding the transmittal of giardia thru these bodies of water to humans and pests. Giardiasis is often referred to as ‘beaver fever”.

Once giardia is present, it can last for weeks to months within a body. During this time, it can be spread thru humans if frequent handwashing is lacking.

The symptoms of mild to severe diarrhea, gas, stomach cramps, nausea or dehydration causing weakness or dizziness may appear within 3 to 25 days. Some people experience no symptoms at all. Fever is rare.

If people do not recover on their own, antibiotics will be prescribed.

TULAREMIA

Tularemia is a highly infectious disease caused by Francisella tularensis bacteria. The bacteria can infect beavers.

Tularemia is considered a rare disease, with only 100 to 200 cases reported per year in the United States.

Bites from various insects like ticks and fleas can transmit this bacteria to humans, pets and wild animals such as beavers

While infected beavers live in our freshwater, those in direct contact with the beaver or the water they inhabit are at risk of becoming infected.

The degree of symptoms varies and can be life-threatening if not treated.

The symptoms will depend on the type of tularemia. They can be a skin ulcer at the site of infection, swollen lymph glands, headache, high fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, chest pain, and fatigue to an enlarged liver and spleen and pneumonia.

PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

Beavers may seem harmless, but, over time, they can wreak havoc in freshwater environments, destroy trees, and the dams they build can cause flooding.

You can rely on the team at Precision Predator to remove beavers from your property using safe trapping and cultural techniques.

Trapping involves using humane traps to remove beavers from a particular site, while cultural methods involve removing food and vegetation near their home.

Call 864-871-2688 or contact us online now to arrange for professional beaver removal services.

Beaver Removal

Beaver Removal in Honea Path, Mauldin, Greenwood, SC & Upstate South Carolina