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Killing beavers

Beavers are very clever and innovative creatures in the world and they are great structural builders. They also live in very close knit communities and their ability to turn natural materials into homes in water is something that other animals are unable to match. Beavers are able to utilize the easiest accessible wood and the ones that are of the highest quality. They use trees, even the ones that are human owned, regardless of what they are meant for. This is what leads humans to finding it necessary to trap the beavers and relocate them, or if they are too disruptive, they can choose to kill them.



If you decide to kill beavers, there are certain steps that need to be taken. You should first talk to the officials as they will be able to give advice on the best steps to take so as to resolve this kind of conflict. Beavers are elusive and savvy, and getting in touch with authorities can save you from some frustration.

Prevention
Lots of preventive measures can be taken before one decides to go for the most serious measures available. You can try to deter the beavers by using indestructible fencing that is high enough. This can cause them to move to another place.

Thiram can also be used to repel the beavers. At their dam, you can create holes at one end where you can drain the dam. Place fencing meshes in cylinders around the area and prop it up with metal stakes that are vertical.

Trapping
There are lots of traps that can be used to catch beavers. You can choose the body clamp, which is very effective and involves wire jaws and springs. Each trap has safety clamps so as to ensure that you don’t get trapped. The trap can be set in water either by hand or by a pole which is set to move over the water and the beaver can swim through. These traps can be set at the beaver dens, water edge or dams.

Killing beavers without trapping
Many of those who kill beavers as they roam utilize a high caliber gun like a .22 shot gun or even a rifle. Beavers are more active at dawn and dusk and are easy to shoot when not in the water.

Legality
The people who own land are allowed to shoot beavers when on their own land or other land if they are given legal permission. It is not legal to shoot many firearms very close to water as there is a great threat of the bullet ricocheting from a rock or tree that is hidden in the water.

Other methods of killing a beaver include poisoning and the use of lethal traps. Many states regulate beaver killing and professionals will be able to advise you on the same. Go back to the How to get rid of beavers home page.

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