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While beavers encourage natural irrigation when cutting down trees and building their dams in the wild, they can create a real problem when they do this in populated areas. Someone could get injured or property could be damaged in the process. Once this begins happening, it’s time to step into action and force the beaver to build its dams elsewhere. To accomplish this, someone might look toward repellants as a possible solution, and other ways to keep away beavers.

Homemade Beaver Repellant
Repellants can be expensive and by making your own, most people believe that you can save a little money. To make a beaver repellant similar to the only one approved as a beaver repellant such as Ropel, you will need a 1 gallon bucket with at least one can of paint that is the white latex indoor type. You will also need 5 cups of sand that is coarse. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and you’re ready to start repelling. Take a paint brush and paint the tree trunks of the area where there is beaver activity. The mixture will need 24 hours to dry on the trunks. If it rains before then, you’ll have to reapply the mixture. This mixture keeps the beavers from tearing away at the tree bark. However, this repellant wears thin quite quickly due to weather exposure and must be reapplied often.

Fencing
Fencing out beavers is a good option if you just want to keep them from ruining the trees on your property to build their dams. A woven wire fence can securely be wrapped around a tree, connected by metal fasteners so that beavers are not able to chew through them or pull them apart. When used around a tree, the fence should be at least 2-3 inches away from the area so that plants and trees can grow adequately and at least 3 feet tall. Beavers can be tricky little critters that’ll eat on parts of the tree above the fence if it’s not tall enough. The bottom of the fence needs to be secured with stakes that will prevent the smart beaver from trying to lift it and force his way under it. The stakes must be on the inside of the wire otherwise the beaver will chew them off instead. This can be labor intensive, especially if you have more than one tree on your property and have no idea what you’re doing. Besides, these fences might prevent them from nibbling on the tree; however, it might not encourage them to leave.

Water Leveling Gadgets
There are many different types of water levelers that can be built or bought for controlling beavers. With these devices, the water level is manipulated so that beavers will not suspect that there is a leak and there are no noises from the device of running water that would suggest there is. This keeps the water at a desired level without destroying the beavers or their dams. Many of these flow pipes or water leveling devices are stuck through the beaver’s dam to assist the water on coming out of the dam. Yet, they can be difficult to build and can cause you to lose money if not done appropriately. In fact, it’s recommended that an engineer deals with such worries to ensure that the job is done correctly. On top of that, you’re not getting rid of the beaver, you’re just encouraging him to move from one spot to the next.

Trapping
Trapping is a great way to repel and keep beavers away because you have the privilege of relocating them to another area yourself. This way you can be sure that you’ll never see them again. Some states have laws against trapping and relocating beavers to other areas. The reason being is to prevent the transfer of a beaver problem to somewhere else. It’s best to check with your state to see what laws apply to capturing a beaver. The best way to trap a beaver for removal is by locating the area where the beaver spends most of his time grubbing. The live trap is then to be placed in the midst of the trail to the area but disguised so that the beaver doesn’t decide to attempt a different route. You can do this by placing leaves all around the outside of the trap. In order to keep the beaver moving toward the trap, you’ll need bait to put on the trip pan on the inside of the trap. Wood, corn or other types of vegetation is perfect and once the beaver attempts to take it, the trap door will securely shut behind him.

More in-detail how-to beaver removal articles:
Information about beaver trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a beaver - with poison or other methods.
Information about how to catch a beaver - remove one stuck in the house.
Information about beaver repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.

This site is intended to provide education and information about how to keep beavers away from your Trees, Lake, Pond or Culvert, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a beaver problem. This site provides many beaver control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of beaver removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with keeping away beavers. Click here to read more about how to get rid of beavers.

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