Barnes Wildlife Control
Phone: 937-340-1867
Fax: 877-771-3432
Email: bwcohio@gmail.com

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Dayton, Ohio Address:
Barnes Wildlife Control - South
2651 Grange Hall Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45431

Troy, Ohio Address:
Barnes Wildlife Control - North
1800 N Sayers Rd
Troy. OH 45373

BARNES WILDLIFE CONTROL
Greater Dayton Ohio Animal Removal

Locally Owned And Operated

Beaver/Muskrat
removal service

Serving All of Southwestern Ohio

Call Now
937- 340 -1867

Email Us

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BARNES WILDLIFE CONTROL
Greater Dayton Ohio Animal Removal
Locally Owned And Operated

beaver
muskrat
removal service

Serving All of Southwestern Ohio

Call Now
937- 340 -1867

Email Us

Loved By Yelp!

barnes wildlife control: Effective Beaver Control & Muskrat Pest Trapping

Beaver and Muskrats cause a lot of damage...

A beaver is much larger than a muskrat.

A beaver is much larger than a muskrat.


Beaver and Muskrats can cause a lot of damage to your property if their populations are not kept under control. They can undermine your soil and cut down or kill large amounts of healthy trees in no time at all. We have been providing muskrat pest control services and beaver extermination to Dayton area residents and businesses for many years.

Barnes Wildlife Control technicians are highly trained to remove beaver and muskrat in order to prevent damages to trees, ponds, creeks, and other natural landscapes using advanced trapping techniques. We have a dedicated team to assist you in the removal of these pest animals and provide you with tips and recommendations on how to keep them from coming back. Barnes Wildlife Control has perfected methods for fast removal of beavers in the Dayton, Englewood, Enon, Yellow Springs and any surrounding areas. to schedule a professional beaver or muskrat trapper to inspect your property.

 

We Are Local, Humane, certified, licensed, and insured!

 

Get Rid of Tree Chewing Critters from your Property

Muskrats are much smaller than beavers.

Muskrats are much smaller than beavers.


We provide numerous solutions to muskrat and beaver problems. If you have navigated to this page then most likely you are dealing with a nuisance beaver or muskrat situation of your own. Barnes Wildlife Control is here to aide you in resolving your animal problems by providing you with knowledge and services that are proven effective against these critters. We have an arsenal of different traps and techniques we can deploy to get your pest issue under control no matter what. We have proven successes removing beavers from public ponds, rivers, creeks, and farm water drainage areas and waterways. We have provided numerous customers with muskrat trapping services around the Greater Dayton Metro area from retention pond muskrat removal to private lake muskrat control, we can do it all. Want to know the more about beaver and muskrats, just click on the links below.

 

Beaver and Muskrats cause a lot of damage...

Beaver and Muskrats can cause a lot of damage to your property if their populations are not kept under control. They can undermine your soil and cut down or kill large amounts of healthy trees in no time at all. We have been providing muskrat pest control services and beaver extermination to Dayton area residents and businesses for many years.

 

A beaver is much larger than a muskrat.

A beaver is much larger than a muskrat.


 

Barnes Wildlife Control technicians are highly trained to remove beaver and muskrat in order to prevent damages to trees, ponds, creeks, and other natural landscapes using advanced trapping techniques. We have a dedicated team to assist you in the removal of these pest animals and provide you with tips and recommendations on how to keep them from coming back. Barnes Wildlife Control has perfected methods for fast removal of beavers in the Dayton, Englewood, Enon, Yellow Springs and any surrounding areas. to schedule a professional beaver or muskrat trapper to inspect your property.

 

We Are Local, Humane, certified, licensed, and insured!

 

Get Rid of Tree Chewing Critters from your Property

We provide numerous solutions to muskrat and beaver problems. If you have navigated to this page then most likely you are dealing with a nuisance beaver or muskrat situation of your own. Barnes Wildlife Control is here to aide you in resolving your animal problems by providing you with knowledge and services that are proven effective against these critters.

 

Muskrats are much smaller than beavers.

Muskrats are much smaller than beavers.


 

We have an arsenal of different traps and techniques we can deploy to get your pest issue under control no matter what. We have proven successes removing beavers from public ponds, rivers, creeks, and farm water drainage areas and waterways. We have provided numerous customers with muskrat trapping services around the Greater Dayton Metro area from retention pond muskrat removal to private lake muskrat control, we can do it all. Want to know the more about beaver and muskrats, just click on the links below.

 

Beavers and Muskrats on your property

You can trust our professional team of licensed wildlife control operators (animal pest exterminators) for dealing with your nuisance beaver or muskrat problems. for more details.

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Common Complaints about Beaver and Muskrat in the Miami Valley

  • Muskrats living in my pond
  • Beavers damming drain culvert and flood water
  • Number for muskrat pest control
  • Beaver dam built on creek backing up field water
  • Beavers making dams on my property
  • Beaver damage to my trees
  • Are beavers gnawing on my trees?
  • Beaver cutting down on my trees to build dam
  • Muskrat tunnels around my pond
  • Bank erosion caused by muskrat tunneling
  • How do I get rid of muskrat family in my creek?
  • Large holes around pond caused by muskrat digging
  • Pond bank falling in from muskrat damage
  • Muskrats making holes near the lake edge
  • Where do I find a muskrat trapper?
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the difference between beavers and muskrats

Even though muskrats and beavers are only distantly related, they can be hard to tell apart
Distant Relatives, Similar Habits

mother beaver and her babies

Adult Beaver And Kits


Even though muskrats and beavers are only distantly related, they can be hard to tell apart. They’re both brown, rotund animals with bare, fleshy tails. They both swim, often paddling at the surface. Both are able to swim underwater for over 15 minutes and also feed underwater. A muskrat has a small home range compared to a beaver, often less than 200 feet in diameter, which is roughly half a football field. Depending on the location a beaver can have a home range of half a mile. And those famous dome-shaped lodges that industrious beavers build for their families? Muskrats make lodges, too!

Like rats and mice, muskrats and beavers are both rodents. However, muskrats are much more closely related to hamsters than they are to beavers. How did two such distantly related animals come to share so many characteristics? As they evolved, they each independently hit on a set of traits that work very well in their particular habitat—a bit like two people coming up with the same great idea. This process, in which species converge on a similar set of characteristics, is called convergent evolution.

A Few Key Differences

Muskrat At Home During Sunset

Muskrat At Home During Sunset


Here’s how to tell these animals apart when you spot them while hiking or paddling:

Size and Shape: Beavers are much larger than muskrats. Adult muskrats weigh up to about four pounds, whereas beavers average over 40 pounds. Once spotted, there are two major differences that distinguish the two. When swimming a beaver has one hump consisting of its head, neck and upper back or just its head. Whereas a muskrat while swimming has two or three separate humps–its head, its upper back and sometimes its tail.

Swimming pattern: While swimming at the surface, muskrats expose much of their heads and backs. Their long, slender tails have triangular cross-sections, and make unmistakably clear cuts through the water. Beavers have flattened tails that they sweep up and down while swimming, but you typically won’t see more than just a beaver’s head above the water’s surface.

Diet: Muskrats eat plants such as cattails, and sometimes consume animals such as crayfish. Beavers are exclusively vegetarian and eat the soft tissue under tree bark. If you see a stump that has been chiseled into a point, the culprit was a beaver.

Structures: Beavers build dams in order to block off streams and create ponds, and muskrats do not. Both animals make lodges, which are dome-shaped structures where they sleep and give birth. However, muskrat lodges are smaller than beaver lodges, and they’re mostly made of plants like cattails, whereas beaver lodges are full of large sticks and logs. Either animal may also make a home by digging into a stream bank.

thanks to Mass Audubon and Rosemary

the difference between beavers and muskrats

Even though muskrats and beavers are only distantly related, they can be hard to tell apart
Distant Relatives, Similar Habits

Even though muskrats and beavers are only distantly related, they can be hard to tell apart. They’re both brown, rotund animals with bare, fleshy tails. They both swim, often paddling at the surface. Both are able to swim underwater for over 15 minutes and also feed underwater. A muskrat has a small home range compared to a beaver, often less than 200 feet in diameter, which is roughly half a football field. Depending on the location a beaver can have a home range of half a mile. And those famous dome-shaped lodges that industrious beavers build for their families? Muskrats make lodges, too!

 

mother beaver and her babies

Adult Beaver And Kits

 

Like rats and mice, muskrats and beavers are both rodents. However, muskrats are much more closely related to hamsters than they are to beavers. How did two such distantly related animals come to share so many characteristics? As they evolved, they each independently hit on a set of traits that work very well in their particular habitat—a bit like two people coming up with the same great idea. This process, in which species converge on a similar set of characteristics, is called convergent evolution.

A Few Key Differences

Here’s how to tell these animals apart when you spot them while hiking or paddling:

Size and Shape: Beavers are much larger than muskrats. Adult muskrats weigh up to about four pounds, whereas beavers average over 40 pounds. Once spotted, there are two major differences that distinguish the two. When swimming a beaver has one hump consisting of its head, neck and upper back or just its head. Whereas a muskrat while swimming has two or three separate humps–its head, its upper back and sometimes its tail.

 

Muskrat At Home During Sunset

Muskrat At Home During Sunset

 

Swimming pattern: While swimming at the surface, muskrats expose much of their heads and backs. Their long, slender tails have triangular cross-sections, and make unmistakably clear cuts through the water. Beavers have flattened tails that they sweep up and down while swimming, but you typically won’t see more than just a beaver’s head above the water’s surface.

Diet: Muskrats eat plants such as cattails, and sometimes consume animals such as crayfish. Beavers are exclusively vegetarian and eat the soft tissue under tree bark. If you see a stump that has been chiseled into a point, the culprit was a beaver.

Structures: Beavers build dams in order to block off streams and create ponds, and muskrats do not. Both animals make lodges, which are dome-shaped structures where they sleep and give birth. However, muskrat lodges are smaller than beaver lodges, and they’re mostly made of plants like cattails, whereas beaver lodges are full of large sticks and logs. Either animal may also make a home by digging into a stream bank.

thanks to Mass Audubon and Rosemary

barnes wildlife control Beaver Control and Trapping Services

Barnes Wildlife Control has the necessary experience to quickly rid your property of beavers and their offspring. We offer several removal options such as foothold trapping, body grippers "Conibears", cable restraints "snares", and cage trapping. We also can provide culvert cleanouts and beaver dam removal once the beavers have been trapped and removed. Learn more about how beavers work together to build their lodges and dams.

how beavers work together to build their lodges and dams

How Beavers Build Dams | Leave it to Beavers | PBS

barnes wildlife control Muskrat Prevention and Trap Setting Services

The most effective and efficient way we have found to deal with muskrats is by trapping and shooting. We have all the best trapping equipment available and the know how to use them properly. We also offer our air rifle services for extreme infestations using night vision and thermal imaging methods for locating and eradicating the muskrat population. After we remove the muskrats from your property we suggest employing several prevention steps to prevent their return. Installing wire mesh around problem areas and rip rapping the banks with large rocks can help, but there are more helpful hints and ideas that can be found below.

Muskrat Removal and Prevention Tips

beavers building dams on your property? beavers cutting down your trees? muskrats eating your aquatic plants in your pond? muskrats eating the fish in your pond? beavers causing floods on your property?

beavers building dams on your property? beavers cutting down your trees? muskrats eating your aquatic plants in your pond? muskrats eating the fish in your pond? beavers causing floods on your property?

Barnes Wildlife Control
Phone: 937-340-1867
Fax: 877-771-3432
Email: bwcohio@gmail.com

Dayton, Ohio Address:
Barnes Wildlife Control - South
2651 Grange Hall Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45431

Troy, Ohio Address:
Barnes Wildlife Control - North
1800 N Sayers Rd
Troy. OH 45373