Beaver in a lawn - Beaver Removal

Why Control Beavers?

Beavers are remarkable creatures, admired for their diligent work ethic and engineering prowess. However, when they settle in residential areas, their natural activities can become problematic. Effective beaver removal is crucial for safeguarding your property and preserving the environment.

1. Prevent Flooding and Water Damage

Beaver dams can obstruct water flow, causing flooding and water damage. Effective beaver removal prevents costly repairs by maintaining proper water drainage.

2. Avoid Structural Damage

Beavers chew through trees and vegetation, weakening nearby structures. Timely removal protects sheds, fences, and your home’s foundation from damage.

3. Protect Landscaping and Vegetation

Beavers cut down trees and shrubs, devastating your landscaping. Removing them ensures your garden and plants remain safe, preserving the aesthetic value of your property.

Beaver Removal Services

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we focus on effectively removing beavers to protect your property and maintain a balanced environment. Our beaver pest control methods are designed to address all aspects of beaver intrusions:

  • Humane Beaver Control Methods: We use humane techniques to manage beaver populations, ensuring ethical treatment of the animals while effectively resolving your issues. Our approach prioritizes both the well-being of the beavers and the satisfaction of our clients.

  • Comprehensive Site Inspections: Our team conducts thorough site inspections to identify signs of beaver activity, such as gnawed trees, trails from water to felled trees, and dams in streams. These detailed assessments allow us to accurately gauge the extent of the problem.

  • Effective Preventative Measures: Once we resolve the immediate beaver issue, we take steps to prevent future activity. This involves setting up protective wire barriers around susceptible trees, ensuring they stand at least three feet high and maintain a one-foot gap around the trunks to prevent beaver gnawing.

  • Eco-Friendly Techniques: We employ environmentally responsible methods to safeguard your family and minimize the impact on the local ecosystem. Our solutions are effective and designed to maintain the natural balance of your area.

  • Tailored Beaver Management Plans: Understanding that each beaver situation is unique, we develop customized management plans to meet your specific needs. Our tailored strategies ensure that our solutions are both effective and long-lasting.

Our Beaver Removal Process

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we tackle the specific challenges posed by beavers with a thorough approach that includes detailed inspections, ethical removal methods, and proactive preventive measures. Each step of our process is carried out with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring your property remains secure and free from beaver disturbances.

Dealing with More Than Just Beavers?

Encountering other unwelcome wildlife or pest issues? Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management is equipped to handle a variety of challenges:

All-Inclusive Wildlife Management
Whether it’s raccoons rummaging through your trash or squirrels nesting in your attic, our team possesses the expertise to handle all types of wildlife issues. We use humane relocation methods to ensure animals are safely and responsibly moved away from your property.

Advanced Insect Control
From termite infestations to ants in your kitchen, our insect control solutions are customized to eliminate and prevent these pests effectively. Our targeted strategies are designed to keep your home free from insect invasions.

Comprehensive Rodent Control
If your home is being overrun by mice or rats, our efficient rodent control techniques will quickly and thoroughly remove these pests. We ensure your living spaces remain rodent-free, providing long-term peace of mind.

How to Spot Beaver Activity

Beaver hanging around a small pond near a lawn

Detecting beaver activity early can help prevent significant damage to your property. Here are key indicators to watch for:

1. Gnawed Trees and Shrubs

Look for trees and shrubs with gnawed bark or completely felled trees near water sources, as beavers use these for building dams and lodges.

2. Dams and Lodges

Check for dam constructions across streams or rivers and lodges made of sticks and mud. These structures are often found in water bodies and can significantly alter the landscape.

3. Muddy Trails

Observe for muddy trails leading from water sources to feeding areas or tree stumps. Beavers create these paths as they transport materials to and from their construction sites.


  • Damage of Property

  • Water Backup

  • Tree Damage

  • Man-Made Dam Failure

Frequently Asked Questions

Our experienced team applies unique and advanced methods to provide humane and effective beaver pest control and removal solutions, tailored to each client’s specific needs.

We strive for prompt responses and aim to schedule inspections within 1-2 business days, depending on the season and our current workload.

We employ a variety of techniques, including humane trapping and habitat modification, to safely and effectively manage beaver populations while minimizing environmental impact.

Yes, indeed. Ensuring the safety of your family and pets is our highest priority. We employ eco-friendly and pet-safe methods, and we provide all necessary safety details before starting any treatment.

We offer expert advice on property maintenance and modifications to deter beavers, including installing protective barriers around trees and creating conditions that discourage beaver habitation.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

Take Care Of Your Pest Problem Today

We service the entire Des Moines, IA metro area. Contact us today for the safe and efficient removal of your pest problem.

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Our office is next to a restaurant so pest control is a constant battle. Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management were discreet and efficient. We have not seen any pests since working with them.

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We had a pest problem and the entire team was very responsive! From the phone staff to Ronnie coming out to the property. He was very helpful in explaining our issue and how we were going to treat it. Thank you!

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Highly recommend this group!!! Within 24 hours of my “something stinks” panic call, one of the techs, Ronnie, was at our place taking care of the animals that found their final resting place in our vents… and patched it up so we wouldn’t have this happen again. On-time, efficient, and very knowledgeable!!

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I just wanted to email and let someone know how nice of a job Jared does when he comes out to treat the house. He always asks how things are and if I have any concerns. He checks things thoroughly each visit and addresses issues that need taken care of. He is very pleasant and professional.

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