Richmond VA Beaver Removal, Beaver Control & Beaver Trapping in Virginia
(804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383
Beaver Removal, Beaver Trapping & Beaver Control in Virginia. As a local company, Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services provides humane and effective nuisance beaver trapping, beaver removal, beaver management and beaver control services throughout VA including the areas of Richmond, Virginia and Charlottesville, VA. Additional coverage areas in Virginia include the counties, cities, towns and communities of Amelia, Albemarle, Chesterfield, Chester, Short Pump, Glen Allen, Ashland, Mechanicsville, Bon Air, Woodlake, Brandermill, Midlothian, Goochland, Orange, Fluvanna, Powhatan, Louisa, Henrico, Hanover, Charlottesville, Richmond, Mineral, Barboursville, Gordonsville, Lake Anna, Lake Salisbury, Lake Monticello, Earlysville, and Keswick.
Virginia Beaver Facts
- The beaver is North America’s largest rodent
- Adult beavers normally weigh 40 to 50 pounds, but exceptionally large animals may weigh up to 80 pounds
- Beavers range in length from 35 to 50 inches, including the tail, which normally is about 10 inches long
- Beavers today are found throughout North America
- Here in Virginia, biologists believe beavers are present in every county
- Beavers are important in that they create new habitats that benefit a variety of other animals
- Beaver dams slow the flow of moving waters and allow other wildlife and plant species to colonize this modified ecosystem
- Ducks and other waterfowl, as well as many reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic insects, are attracted to beaver ponds
Virginia Beaver Damage
The impaired flow and removal by beavers of the woody vegetation along the shoreline can raise the water’s temperature and allow more sediment to collect behind the dam. Lower dissolved oxygen levels and higher water temperatures may favor some organisms, but at the expense of others (e.g., trout and aquatic insects dependent upon cool, flowing waters). Physical damage caused by beavers in the Southeast is estimated in the millions of dollars annually. Examples of this damage include timber and agricultural crop loss, damage to roads, septic systems and other property by flooding, and destruction of ornamental plants used in landscaping.
One way to discourage a beaver is by wrapping trees in chicken wire or other heavy metal sheeting or wire. The tree must be wrapped to a height of 4 feet to be effective against a full grown beaver. If this does not solve the problem, landowners, or their agents, may destroy beavers which are causing damage by any lawful method without obtaining a kill permit.
Moving beavers to other areas is not permitted under Virginia Code.
Beaver damage can be handled by several methods, depending on the situation. An Integrated Wildlife Management (IWM) program which utilizes removal and prevention works best. However, we can install “Beaver Deceivers” and “Beaver Bafflers” on ponds and beaver dams for property owners who do not want the beavers removed.
Virginia Beaver Diseases
Tularemia – A bacterial disease associated with various animal species especially beavers, rabbits, and rodents. Tularemia occurs year-round throughout the United States and in Colorado, two seasonal peaks, the first in May and another in October. People can contract tularemia by handling infected animal carcasses, eating or drinking contaminated food or water, or breathing in F. tularensis. Symptoms could include sudden fever/chills, headaches, muscle aches, cough, progressive weakness, and pneumonia. If treated quickly with the appropriate antibiotics, this potentially fatal disease is curable. Rubber gloves should be worn when handling beavers or working where they live. Also, avoid drinking untreated water.
Giardiasis – This disease, found in beavers and other animals is a diarrheal illness caused by a one-celled, microscopic parasite that lives in the intestine of people and animals. It has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne disease (drinking and recreational) in humans in the United States. The symptoms associated with giardiasis range from none (in light infections) to severe, chronic diarrhea. Giardia may be found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated. To protect yourself, practice good hygiene and avoid drinking or eating anything that may be contaminated. Boiling or filtering water removes the organisms that cause this disease.
Rabies – This is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The early symptoms of rabies in people are similar to that of many other illnesses, including fever, headache, and general weakness or discomfort. As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation (increase in saliva), difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). Death usually occurs within days of the onset of these symptoms. Although incidents of rabies in beavers is low in Virginia, there have been several people attacked and bitten by rabid beavers. One such incident occurred at Lake Anna in Virginia.
Richmond, VA Beaver Removal Services
- Beaver damage assessment and prevention
- Beaver Population control and management
- Beaver trapping and removal
- Beaver capture and control
- Installation of Beaver Pond Levelers, Beaver Deceivers and Beaver Baffles
How To Get Rid Of Beavers
Let us get rid of your beaver problem. We provide residential, commercial, and industrial animal removal, animal control, animal trapping, animal capture, pest control and wildlife management services throughout Virginia. Some of our service areas in Virginia include: Albemarle County, Amelia County, Ashland, Barboursville, Bon Air, Boyd Tavern, Brandermill, Bumpass, Central VA, Charlottesville, Chester, Chesterfield County (including Bellwood, Belmont, Bensley, Bermuda Hundred, Hampton Park, Moseley, Bon Air, Brandermill, Chester, Cuckoo, CVille, North Courthouse, Doswell, Dumbarton, Enon, Ettrick, Genito, Glenora, Gordon, Gordonsville, Harrogate, Hening, Jefferson Davis, Manchester, Motoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Reams, Robious, Rockwood, Salisbury, South Rockwood, Spring Run, Winterpock and Woodlake), Earlysville, Ferncliff, Fluvanna County, Glen Allen, Goochland County, Gordonsville, Gum Spring, Hadensville, Hanover County, Henrico County (including Chamberlain, Dumbarton, East Highland Park, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Innsbrook, Lakeside, Laurel, Lewiston, Montrose, Sandston, Short Pump, Tuckahoe, Wyndham, Fair Oaks and Varina), Keswick, Lake Anna, Lake Monticello, Louisa County, Maidens, Manakin, Manakin-Sabot, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Mineral, Oilville, Orange County, Palmyra, Powhatan County, Richmond, Richmond County, Rockville, RVA, Sandy Hook, Shannon Hill, Short Pump, Troy, Woodlake, Wyndham, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.
Contact Us at (804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383 for Virginia animal trapping, animal control, wildlife removal, pest control, animal capture, animal exclusion or wildlife management in VA involving:
- Bats (Little Brown Bat, Big Brown Bat, Others)
- Canada Geese
- Copperhead Snakes
- Cottonmouth Snakes
- Dead Animal Removal
- European Starlings
- Flying Squirrels
- Foxes (Red and Gray)
- Southern Flying Squirrels
- Stinging Insects
We are Virginia’s beaver removal experts. Our Wildlife Control Technicians provide safe and humane beaver removal, beaver trapping, beaver control and beaver management throughout Central Virginia. Our animal removal pros know how to get rid of beavers safely and humanely.