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Barnes Wildlife Control Beaver Removal And Muskrat Removal: Effective Beaver Control & Muskrat Pest Trapping

Beaver And Muskrats Cause A Lot Of Damage – You Need Barnes Wildlife Control’s Beaver Removal And Muskrat Removal Experts

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 for beaver removal and muskrat removal 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 beaver removal in Dayton, Englewood, Enon, Yellow Springs, and any surrounding areas. Call us now to schedule a professional beaver removal or muskrat removal trapper to inspect your property.

Beaver Trapped & Removed from Pond. Beavers are much larger and cause more tree damage than muskrats.


Get Rid Of Tree Chewing Critters From Your Property: Barnes Wildlife Control’s Beaver Removal And Muskrat Removal Professionals Are Number 1

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 aid you in resolving your animal problems by providing you with knowledge and services that are proven effective against these critters.

Also, we have an arsenal of different traps and techniques we can deploy to get your pest issue under control no matter what. Barnes Wildlife Control has proven successes in 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 more about beaver and muskrats, just click on the links below.

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Beaver dams are dams built by beavers to provide ponds as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter.

No animal feasts on a larger entree than the beaver’s common fare: trees. With nothing but its four front teeth, the beaver can cut down a small tree in minutes.

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The Difference Between Beavers And Muskrats

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!

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.

mother beaver and her babies at beaver removal muskrat removal page

A mother beaver and her babies.

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 the 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.

Muskrat At Home During Sunset at beaver removal muskrat removal page

Muskrat At Home During Sunset

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.

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Barnes Wildlife Control Beaver Control And Trapping Services – You Need Our Beaver Removal And Muskrat Removal Experts

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.

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.

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