While beavers may seem exotic and interesting to have around, they can cause a massive amount of damage if they are not kept of inhabited land. Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, Kernersville and the greater Triad area do have beavers, and they often need to be removed as pests.
Critter Control of the Triad is a local expert in animal control and has significant experience in dealing with beavers and repairing the damage they cause to land. American Beavers are the largest rodent in North America and among the largest two or three in the world, sharing second place with their European cousins. They get up to 60 pounds and two-to-three feet long.
Beavers do chew rings around trees, creating a dangerous situation for nearby structures, people, and cars. They do this for a number of reasons.
- To clear land
- To get access to thinner upper limbs that make up a large part of their diet
- To use the wood to make their lodges and dams
- To grind down their teeth, which continue to grow throughout their lives
A beloved tree, even very expensive trees, can be knocked down in a day if one is not aware of the presence of beavers on their property. Vast damage is also caused as they flood large areas by damming running water.
Critter Control of the Triad Control Beaver Activity
It is critical to take notice of any signs of beaver activity on your property. If you have a running water source, like a creek, stream or river, passing through your land, take especially careful notice. Damage from beavers can happen quickly and be extensive. The moment you suspect beavers are becoming active on your property, call Critter Control of the Triad, and we will have one of our wildlife technicians over quickly to remedy the situation.