Beavers

Whether you are landlocked or living on a lake, beavers may be affecting you. They alter habitats to meet their needs, which wreaks havoc on your property and creates safety hazards to you and your loved ones.

Weighing between 30 to 60 pounds, adult beavers reach a length of 35 to 40 inches.  They have short, dark brown ears that are closeable when they are in the water. In addition, they have transparent eye membranes and closable nostrils, allowing them to be an aquatic mammal.

A beaver’s tail is used as a warning device, and also utilized to propel them in the water. They also use their tail for balance on dry land. Their upper teeth are bright orange, and grow continually throughout their life.

Classified as a herbivore, beavers enjoy twigs and bark from trees – specifically maple, alder, willow, and birch. They store branches under water near their lodge, also known as a dam.

Beavers have 2 – 4 kits per litter. Adults care for their young beginning at birth, and continue care until age 1- 2. Beavers live in colonies, which consist of six to seven animals of two parents and their young beavers.

In the wild, beavers live 10 – 20 years. Beavers have the ability to cause significant damage to property, which can be reversible if caught early on.

If you believe beavers are affecting you and your family, give Ace Wildlife a call. We have all of the tools necessary to safely and effectively remove unwanted beavers from your property.