WHAT KIND OF BEAVER DAMAGE IS THERE?
A beaver nuisance on your property can be expensive to take care of, as the rodents love to destroy landscaping and trees with their habits. If beaver chewing causes a tree to fall on your garage or roof, that’s a hefty price tag right there. Even if a beaver is just gnawing on a tree, this will eventually expose it to disease and kill the tree.
Possibility of flooding is huge as beavers divert water and change landscapes by building dams. Back-yard swimming pools and ponds can be contaminated by beaver parasites and disease. Giardia from beavers is a huge problem: By going to the bathroom in drinking water, beavers can give you diarrhea, bloating, flatulence and stomach cramps. Animals such as coyotes, bobcats, mink and mountain lions hunt beavers and may enter your yard in search of them, causing a whole slew of additional pest problems.
Beaver-pest problems will affect the value of your property. Selling a home with a beaver infestation is difficult. If your yard is home to a beaver dam, you are inviting a huge beaver liability into your life. The dam could cause flooding on a neighbor’s property, meaning you are responsible for costs incurred.