Beavers

RICHMOND VA BEAVER REMOVAL & CONTROL

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA BEAVER REMOVAL & CONTROL

(434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975

Let our Virginia beaver removal, beaver trapping and beaver control experts safely and humanely trap and remove nuisance beaver that are damaging your trees or threatening to destroy the damn of your pond or lake. We are considered one of Virginia’s top rated and best beaver removal companies. Our wildlife control technicians have provided commercial and industrial beaver removal and management in Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Salem, Lynchburg, Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Virginia. We also provide animal wildlife removal and pest control services in the following areas of Virginia – Albemarle, Chesterfield, Nelson, Goochland, Orange, Fluvanna, Powhatan, Louisa, Henrico, and Hanover Counties as well as the Cities of Charlottesville and Richmond, and Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, Keswick, Lake Monticello, Lake Anna.virginia beaver trapping, beaver removal and beaver control in VA

The beaver (Castor Canadensis) causes a tremendous amount of damage in Virginia through their dam building and tree cutting activities. They can impede or affect the structural integrity of roads, railroad trestles, and manmade waterways. Beavers are hosts to several parasites and internal parasites including, nematodes, trematodes, and coccidians. Giardia lamblia is a pathogenic intestinal parasite that causes human giardiasis.

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services specializes in nuisance beaver removal, control and management, utilizing the most up-to-date equipment and techniques to safely and humanely remove nuisance beavers. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services has experience dealing with nuisance beavers in rural, suburban, and urban environments and understands the unique circumstances that each type of environment poses. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services provides nuisance beaver removal, control and management services to individuals, businesses, property managers, homeowners associations, timber companies, and municipalities. We are locally owned and operated; licensed and insured; and offer residential and commercial services 24/7. Call us today at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975 and let us help you with all of your wildlife problems.

Description of Damage

The habitat modification by beavers, caused primarily by dam building, is often beneficial to fish, furbearers, reptiles, amphibians, waterfowl, and shorebirds. However, when this modification comes in conflict with human objectives, the impact of damage may far outweigh the benefits.

Most of the damage caused by beavers is a result of dam building, bank burrowing, tree cutting, or flooding. Some southeastern states where beaver damage is extensive have estimated the cost at $3 million to $5 million dollars annually for timber loss; crop losses; roads, dwellings, and flooded property; and other damage. In some states, tracts of bottomland hardwood timber up to several thousand acres in size may be lost because of beaver. Some unusual cases observed include state highways flooded because of beaver ponds, reservoir dams destroyed by bank den burrows collapsing, and train derailments caused by continued flooding and burrowing. Housing developments have been threatened by beaver dam flooding, and thousands of acres of cropland and young pine plantations have been flooded by beaver dams. Road ditches, drain pipes, and culverts have been stopped up so badly that they had to be dynamited out and replaced. Some bridges have been destroyed because of beaver dam-building activity. In addition, beavers threaten human health by contaminating water supplies with Giardia.

Identifying beaver damage generally is not difficult. Signs include dams; dammed-up culverts, bridges, or drain pipes resulting in flooded lands, timber, roads, and crops; cut-down or girdled trees and crops; lodges and burrows in ponds, reservoir levees, and dams. In large watersheds, it may be difficult to locate bank dens. However, the limbs, cuttings, and debris around such areas as well as dams along tributaries usually help pinpoint the area. (Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage, 1994)

Health Concerns

Tularemia – A bacterial disease associated with various animal species especially beavers, rabbits, and rodents. Tularemia occurs year-round throughout the United States and in Colorado, two seasonal peaks, the first in May and another in October. People can contract tularemia by handling infected animal carcasses, eating or drinking contaminated food or water, or breathing in F. tularensis. Symptoms could include sudden fever/chills, headaches, muscle aches, cough, progressive weakness, and pneumonia. If treated quickly with the appropriate antibiotics, this potentially fatal disease is curable. Rubber gloves should be worn when handling beavers or working where they live. Also, avoid drinking untreated water.

Giardiasis – This disease, found in beavers and other animals is a diarrheal illness caused by a one-celled, microscopic parasite that lives in the intestine of people and animals. It has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne disease (drinking and recreational) in humans in the United States. The symptoms associated with giardiasis range from none (in light infections) to severe, chronic diarrhea. Giardia may be found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated. To protect yourself, practice good hygiene and avoid drinking or eating anything that may be contaminated. Boiling or filtering water removes the organisms that cause this disease.

For additional information on beaver removal, trapping, control and management in the Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas visit us on the web at Virginia Beaver Removal & Trapping or call us at (434) 270-0488 or toll-free at (888) 893-1975.

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