Beavers in the Raleigh area can easily be identified by their size, red-brown fur, beady eyes, small ears and large orange teeth as well as their paddle-like tails. These mammals are common throughout all parts of the United States. They occasionally growl, hiss or scream but frequently slap water surfaces with their flat tails as warning signs to keep away from them. While nocturnal by nature, beavers are sometimes seen during the day. These furry mammals can live almost anywhere as long as there is a water source year-round. Beavers build dams to adapt the environment to their liking. Dam building is often stimulated by running water. They will use any materials that are available to construct dams, such as fencing material, bridge planking, crossties, rocks, wire, and other metal, wood and fiber materials. The beaver is an expert at dam building and can build dams on fast and slow-moving streams. They also build lodges and bank dens, depending on availability of the habitat.
Beaver Entry and Control
Beavers will invade property and waterways in search of a location to build their family dens for shelter. They can cause major property damage by cutting down trees, and leaving messes on properties and waterways. The dams built by beavers can result in flooding, causing roadway, farmland, and structure damage. Our wildlife professionals will assess the problem of entry. We will then take the necessary steps to not only remove the beaver from your property or business, but also repair damaged areas and reduce future beaver visits. Our professionals are trained in beaver removal, trapping, control and on how to identify beavers and prevent future damage. Contact us today at (919) 382-0651 for more information regarding beaver removal. We work in the Triangle, Wake County, Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and surrounding areas of North Carolina.
Disease Risks at a Glance
Rabies in beavers is extremely rare, and there are no documented cases of rabies being transmitted from rodents to humans.