Beavers are well-known for their ability to construct dams and lodges in the waterways of Georgia. While these structures can provide a valuable habitat for other wildlife, they can also cause significant damage to trees and block natural drainage systems. Also, because of the sheer number of beavers in Georgia, and how we’ve encroached on much of their natural habitat, it’s not unusual to think that they could wander onto our property, and close to our homes and families, which could be a danger because beavers can spread harmful diseases like rabies. That’s why professional beaver trapping and removal is necessary to protect both the natural environment and human communities in Georgia.
One of the most significant problems caused by beavers is the damage they can do to trees. Beavers are known for their natural gnawing behavior, and they often target trees that are near water sources, such as riverbanks or lakeshores. Over time, this can cause significant damage, and in some cases, even kill the tree. This can be particularly problematic in urban areas, where trees provide valuable shade and aesthetic value. Weakened trees also present a potential fall hazard which could put humans, structures, cars, and other valuables at risk.
Another issue that can arise from beaver activity is the blockage of natural drainage systems. Beavers construct dams to create ponds or wetlands, which can have a significant impact on the surrounding ecosystem. However, if these dams are not managed properly, they can cause flooding and erosion, particularly during heavy rainfall. This can be particularly problematic in the areas of Greater Metro Atlanta and North Georgia, with its many natural waterways that meander past countless homes and businesses nearby.
Finally, beavers can also spread diseases like rabies, which can be transmitted to humans through bites or scratches. While cases of rabies in beavers are relatively rare, it’s important to take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. This is particularly important in areas where there are large populations of beavers, as there is a greater risk of exposure to the disease. Case in point, Floyd County health officials reported a rabid beaver attack at a popular Armuchee Creek swimming hole just last summer. The beaver later tested positive for rabies at the state lab.
At Wild Trappers, we understand that professional beaver trapping and removal is necessary to address these issues in a safe and effective manner. Humanely trapping and removing beavers can help to prevent damage to trees and other vegetation, as well as reduce the risk of flooding and erosion caused by dams. In addition, Wild Trappers’ state-certified, professional trappers can take precautions to prevent the spread of diseases like rabies, ensuring that both humans and wildlife remain safe.
It’s important to note that beavers are an important part of Georgia’s ecosystem, and they play a valuable role in maintaining wetland habitats. The wildlife technicians at Wild Trappers understands that it’s essential to approach beaver trapping and removal in a responsible and sustainable manner. By calling Wild Trappers, you’re helping to ensure that any nuisance beavers are removed in a safe, humane, and ethical way, while also taking steps to minimize the impact on the surrounding ecosystem, environment, and your home.