Maryland and Delaware
Though beavers were once on the brink of extinction, they have made a comeback and, in doing so, they may be causing trouble around your home. For the most part, beavers tend to take up residence near rivers and streams where they can create dams and feed on the plants that grow there. Beavers can cause some real trouble for people living in Sussex County and have been for some time. We provide beaver pest control services to Seaford, Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford, Queenstown, Centerville, and many other areas of Maryland and Delaware.
Common signs that you have beavers on your property might include seeing a lot of downed trees in your area, muddy slides that feed into rivers or streams, or collections of sticks and logs also known as beaver dams. However, one of the most common and most concerning issues associated with beavers is flooding. If you’ve noticed streams or rivers jumping out of their banks, then it’s time to call in the beaver removal specialists.
Beavers are clever and industrious animals, and they are very efficient in making a suitable habitat out of just about any freshwater environment or wooded area. Their overall persistence and adaptability makes them rather difficult to prevent and control, but Bay Area Wildlife is highly experienced with beaver removal and know all the steps necessary to stop them from being a nuisance to you, your family, and your property.
When we come out to address your beaver issue, we’ll make sure to handle the problem safely and efficiently. That’s why we use proven trapping methods that capture wildlife and relocate them to a new location where they can thrive without harming properties.
Bay Area Wildlife has handled many beaver problems throughout Delaware and Maryland; we can help you too! We are licensed and insured to practice safe animal removal and pride ourselves on using humane and effective practices every day.
If you think there may be beavers causing trouble in your neck of the woods, we can help. Our beaver removal services are backed by a team of highly trained professionals who engage in ongoing education and best practices. We specialize in wildlife removal, so give us a call today and we’ll make sure your beaver troubles are behind you.
The most important thing to know about beaver removal is that you should never, under any circumstances, attempt to handle the problem yourself. Due to the prevalence of the fur trade in the 1800s, beavers were once pushed to the brink of extinction. Because of this, they are protected in both Delaware and Maryland with clear seasons and are only allowed to be trapped for their fur. Shooting them with guns or bows is strictly prohibited.
When you see a large rodent swimming around in the wetlands, it can be hard to tell exactly what it is. Though beavers have their distinctive tails, from the front, nutria and beavers look almost identical. For the most part, nutria are smaller than beavers and have a rat-like tail. Unlike beavers, nutria create floating platforms in the water where they can live, feed, and breed. Though nutria do not create dams, they can still collapse banks and riverbeds when they create burrows, making them just as troublesome for homeowners.
Though beavers may be causing trouble on your property, they serve an invaluable role in our ecosystems. Beavers are considered a “keystone species”, which means that their population and impact has a direct impact on the land where they live and the species that live there. Beavers can help local vegetation to thrive, which many other animals depend on. Not only that, but their engineering skills can often rehabilitate ailing biomes and help strengthen our wetlands. Killing beavers can prove disastrous for the environment, but Bay Area Wildlife Solutions can help remove them and relocate them to a place where their services are needed.
Besides humans, beavers are the animal species that changes their environment the most. You may have issues with beavers chewing on trees making them a potential hazard, or you may have problems with beavers damming up a river or lake near you. Beaver dams can redirect currents of water, which can lead to unexpected flooding on your property. Give our team a call to learn more about our Seaford, DE beaver removal services.
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