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Beaver Trapping

Now serving Greater Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Greater Indianapolis

Beaver Trapping Indiana
Beaver Trapping Indiana
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 Chicago – (708)-320-0004

Northwest Indiana – (219) 464-7966

Indianapolis – (317) 203-6083

Beavers are very interesting creatures. These large rodents are covered in brown fur with extremely thick and fine undercoat. Back in the 14th to the 17th century, also known as the Renaissance period, the beaver’s undercoat are highly valued by producers of felt fabric due to its toughness and fine quality. Beavers are known to slap their tail against the water whenever they detect a nearby predator. This alarm system warns other beavers of the possible threat. Currently, there are only two known beaver species, namely the European and the North American beaver. Although they have many similarities, the two species are genetically incompatible which means that the two cannot mate and produce an offspring. Speaking of mating, the beaver only has one partner for life. They are monogamous animals and usually live with large families. Beavers don’t “cheat” on their partners and once they find their mate, they will most likely spend the rest of their lives together, producing more and more offspring.

Due to their thick fur and undercoat, beavers can stay active even during the cold winter season. They still swim on rivers and streams despite the freezing temperatures and they will still use their lodges even if the water below has already frozen into solid ice. Another interesting thing about beavers is that they sometimes share their lodges with muskrats. Muskrats and beavers may look similar but they are not related in any way. Beavers are larger compared to muskrats and their ears are much more visible. There are various ways to differentiate the two animals. You can check the tracks they leave behind. If you see tracks with five visible toes, then it’s a beaver. If you see tracks with four distinct toes and a small fifth toe that is barely visible, then you’re seeing a muskrat track. Beavers allow muskrats to live in their wooden lodges because they can also act as an additional lookout for predators.

They truly are nature’s engineers. Their ability to create dams and store food for winter is remarkable and admirable. Beavers usually live near slow and fast-moving bodies of water, this include streams and rivers. They build their wooden lodges on open water areas, providing safety from predators. These lodges have underwater entrances and dome-like structures.

Portage Indiana Beaver Trapping
Portage Indiana Beaver Trapping

The wetlands created by beavers are highly beneficial to the surrounding environment. Several aquatic and semi-aquatic species thrive in these areas. When beavers abandon their dens, they leave behind rich, wet soil. This soil is a great place for new plants and trees to grow. Several species also rely on beavers for their survival, thus promoting biodiversity in the nearby areas. Beavers will only chew on a few select species of trees that are located near their dams and they will leave the other trees standing. The areas where trees used to stand will eventually be filled with bushes and other small plants. This promotes the regeneration of flora and the growth of new trees. Another lesser known fact about beavers is their ability to actually treat and filter the water from streams and rivers. Their structures can act as a natural water filter providing cleaner water further downstream.

Sometimes their “construction” activities cause flooding or damage roads or standing timber. Other times their food storage habits ruin trees on people’s property. Beavers will chew on trees and other wooden materials because like other rodents, their teeth never stop growing. They need to continually gnaw on hard surfaces to keep their teeth at a certain length, otherwise, their incisors will start puncturing their lower jaw. This destructive habit is highly undesirable. Its times like these when you need to call in a professional wildlife trapping company.

Affordable, Humane Beaver Trapping

Beaver Trapping Portage Indiana
Beaver Trapping Portage Indiana

Our service technicians are experienced and have many different ways to remove beavers from your property depending on your need to be discreet (in a public area) or on private property. We know that wildlife species like these are to be treated with respect. Our workers specialize in working with these creatures and carefully analyzing the situation before deciding on a course of action. We always follow state laws regarding trap size and types of traps we use. Get rid of beavers and call us today to discuss your options with trapping and removing a beaver infestation.

Dam Removal Services

Portage Indiana Dam Removal Services
Portage Indiana Dam Removal Services

Beaver dams aren’t always bad. These wooden structures act as water sources for other wildlife species during hot summers and severe droughts. When the water gets too warm, some fishes actually swim towards beaver dams where the water is deeper and significantly cooler. However, there are instances when beaver dams start to significantly slow down a river’s water flow, which can cause severe flooding to the surrounding areas. Some beavers also build their dams inside water pipes or sewers, this can block the water flow and the dam will have to be removed by trained professionals. Removing a Beaver Dam can be a difficult task that, depending on the size and life span, can require heavy machinery. It is best to call an expert who can assess the depth and strength of the dam, and recommend the best course of action. We can perform an assessment and execute the recommendation, often in the same day!

Valparaiso Wildlife Removal

In many wildlife-human encounters, homeowners may try to learn to coexist with wildlife provided that these animals do not at all cause immense trouble and real damage to them and their properties. There are also quick methods and home remedies that homeowners and farmers use in managing and preventing human-wildlife conflicts. Some of the measures that help eliminate minor wildlife problems include modification of our surroundings and change in our habits.

However, when wildlife problems become uncontrollable and intolerable, these methods and strategies will no longer be helpful. Homeowners and farmers become irritated and even alarmed by the animals’ presence, and in turn, urgently look for ways that will totally eradicate the critters off their lives. Valparaiso wildlife removal company offer humane animal removal and wildlife pest exclusion. In situations like this, do not wait for another day. Turn to them instead.

Valparaiso Wildlife Removal

A hoard of skunks ruining your expensive gardens, a family of sick raccoons living and defecating in your attic, a colony of mice gnawing the power lines and electrical wires, annoying beavers cutting down ornamental shrubs and shade trees – solving all of these wildlife-related problems don’t have to wear you out physically trying to handle the job by yourself.

Why exhaust yourself when there are reliable and responsible companies that will do the entire wildlife removal job for you and give you the peace of mind that you deserve? These wildlife removal Valparaiso experts are committed in delivering services that are very affordable, proven effective, and guaranteed safe for you, your family and the animals involved.

If you have questions regarding safe, proper, and effective wildlife removal, get the answers that you need immediately. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call the licensed specialists and experts in wildlife removal in Valparaiso now.

Valparaiso Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services 
(219)464-7966

Lake County Wildlife Removal

Illiana Wildlife Services offers a range of animal control, wildlife pest control and Lake County Wildlife removal services. If you have all the supplies and information required for wildlife removal in Lake County, you will find it easy to resolve the problem on your own, but if the problem has got out of control, you may want to call the specialists.

Attics become home to a variety of wild animals, especially when you don’t take the time to check this area of the house often. Animals such as bats, squirrels, mice, opossums, raccoons, snakes and other pests take up residence in the attic. They run around in this place freely, causing damage to your precious insulation, electric wires, furniture and other belongings stored in there.

Lake County Wildlife Removal
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Sometimes, these animals become so dangerous that they tear holes in the ceiling and jump right down onto your floor disturbing all your family members. Once the damage is done, you have no choice but call a wildlife removal company. We can trap the animals in the attic, take them away from your home, perform attic repair and offer pest solutions in Lake County if needed.

For Lake County raccoon removal, Illiana Wildlife Services is reliable given that the company is licensed. Our animal trappers offer services all over Indiana, including Lake County. After the successful removal of animals from the attic, you can also have us repair any damage caused. So, we also provide attic restoration in Lake County at very reasonable rates.

Those animals, if left unattended in the attic, can become a source of various diseases for your family. Usually, raccoons tend to spread a disease named raccoon roundworm. Thus, you better take action now and have them removed from your house before it’s too late. We also take care of nasty animals in other areas of your house. These animals could be moles, skunks and beavers for instance. We would love to deal with them too; all you need to do is get in touch with us.

Since it is not possible to get an idea of how many animals are living in your attic, we request you to call us for an inspection of your attic or other areas of your home. For ease of our customers, we offer a flat rate for trapping animals in your attic. So, use the contact numbers given below to be in touch with us and schedule an urgent inspection for Lake County Wildlife Removal!

Lake County Wildlife Removal
Illiana Wildlife Services – Northwest Indiana
(219) 464 – 7966