Beaver Removal is rapidly becoming an issue throughout Texas including Dallas, Tyler, Midland, Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Galveston, and the surrounding areas. Since there are no natural predators to the Beaver, controlling their numbers has become an issue. Beavers can wreck havoc on your lawn and the trees on your property. In preparation for winter, Beavers will start knocking down trees in September. They will chew down the trees that are not only tasty but are easily accessible; then they will move onto the less desirable trees. They will knock down the tree with their teeth then chew it up into smaller pieces or drag the whole tree into the water to create a “food bed”. A food bed is a stash of food that the beaver will instinctively build under the waterline of it current waterhole. This is done so that the Beaver has access to food even if the water freezes.
Trapping Beavers can be tricky and Beavers can be very difficult to get rid of. This task involves a lot of patience. The first few Beavers that are in their habitat (also called a “beaver lounge”) are easy to trap. The last couple Beavers will present a challenge. Often times the trapper will have to switch types of traps and/or the trapping bait in order to catch the Beaver.
Some states prohibit the use of certain traps such as foot hold traps and suitcase traps. Both of these traps are considered lethal traps. The most humane and common way to trap a Beaver is through a cage trap. Though Beavers have been added to the nuisance wildlife list in many states, it is always recommended that you call your local gaming office or contact your local wildlife control experts for all of your trapping questions.