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While there is no spray or powder that will keep the beavers away from an area, you can apply Thiram to plants to prevent beavers from chewing. And while only a stout fence will keep them out of a creek or pond, you can install a beaver drain pipe to lower the water levels.
Learn more: Killing beavers
Beavers are a type of pest that will destroy a lot of vegetation and trees. Their damage can actually be a lot more than problematic as far as looks go, it can be dangerous. You are more likely to have a beaver problem if you live close to a body of water such as a pond, lake or river. They will build dams that they use as shelter and those dams can cause problems with drainage. Depending on the number of beavers that you have in the area the damage can go from mild to severe, so you as a home owner want to find ways to get them to leave the area at least be far enough that they do not cause any damage to property. Fortunately there are a few things that you can do to get the aquatic rodents to get a new place far from your home.
Sand And Paint
This is a quick way to get the beavers to move. It is cheap and effective and anyone can do it after visiting a home improvement store. Get some latex paint and sand which you will mix together to use as the repellent. Once the ingredients are well mixed it is time to get to the painting part of the process. You will use this mixture to paint the trees around the area that a beaver may be working on. Paint about 4 feet from the root up. Paint all trees not just the older ones. When a beaver does not get the materials it needs from the older tree, it will collect it from the younger ones that you would not even think it could. Let the paint settle for a day and then repeat the process. You may need to reapply the paint after a few weeks depending on the weather in your area.
Learn more: How to tear down a beaver dam
Other than the latex paint and sand solution you can also go with fencing of the trees and gardens. This solution can be a bit more expensive, but it is also effective and it means that you do not have to keep painting the trees around the area. The fencing is effective when the fence is made of metal. Metal rods and chain link are a perfect combination for fences if you want to keep the beavers away. You should make sure that the fence is high enough to discourage the beavers and it should also be buried about a foot down. The decision you make regarding paint or fencing is a decision on what you would rather have the trees in the area look like. The fencing option is one that will last longer and you will not have to care for as often as you do the paint, but the price is lower with the paint option.
Short of repellent the only other option that you have that is effective is to trap the beavers. You can choose to do so yourself, or you can hire a company to trap the beavers for you. The benefit of trapping the beaver is that you can be certain that they will be moved to another location as opposed to having to deal with them every day. There are live traps available to get the beavers in a humane way. You should also look up the laws regarding wildlife trapping in your area. If there are laws that prohibit the trapping or that require a license to do so then you can face fines. A wildlife trapper would know the requirements and would more than likely relocate the beaver to a new location. Whichever option you choose you should know that getting rid of beavers is not impossible and it can be done in a humane manner.
Information about beaver trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Find out: What kind of damage can Beavers cause?
Sprays And Pellets
There are also several different types of repellents that you can get from the store to help to deter beavers from an area if they haven’t already started to inhabit the spot. These can generally be purchased at a local hardware or garden store. Some of these are sprays that you can use solo, some attach to hoses and others are meant to sprinkle in the surrounding area. Be sure to read the directions and precautions carefully as they may be harmful to pets or children.
More in-detail how-to beaver removal articles:
Information about how to kill a beaver - with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep beavers away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a beaver - remove one stuck in the house.
This site is intended to provide beaver deterrent education and information about beaver repellents, like sprays for trees, such as those you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a beaver problem. This site provides many beaver control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. But remember, mothballs and fox or coyote urine won't do the trick, nor will high pitch sound or noise machines. If you are unable to solve the problem on your own, which is likely with many cases of beaver removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with your nuisance beaver.
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