Should I Worry Over the Presence of Beavers on My Property?

Beavers are highly entertaining creatures to watch. With their orange-colored, oversized front incisors, their small eyes, and the immense fur covering their body, they are cute little creatures; however, they are capable of causing big problems.

This is especially true if there is an issue with the beaver. While rare, beavers are capable of harming people, pets, and property. In this guide, we will review the complications that beavers may cause.


Throughout history, there have been several instances in which beavers have hurt people. In the year of 2013, a man approached a beaver in order to obtain a photograph. The creature bite him on the leg, severed an artery with its massive teeth, and he bled to death.

In 2018, a man was in a kayak in Pennsylvania and a beaver attacked the kayak and tried to climb up on it. He hit the creature, but then the beaver attacked his daughter that was on board the kayak with him. As it turns out, the beaver was rabid.

In 2012, two girls in Virginia were attacked by a rabid beaver, but survived after treatments. Most aggressive behaviors in beavers stem from illness and/or the fact that they feel threatened in some manner.


While uncommon, it is possible for beavers to attack pets. This is often due to the fact that they are protecting their territory from what they perceive as a threat. In other instances, it is because of the fact that they are sick or disoriented.

According to research on the subject, beaver attacks are more common among people than on domestic pets; however, there have been documented attacks on dogs that resulted in the deaths of the animals because of the puncture to the body from the teeth of the beaver.


In most instances, beavers are considered to be good for the environment; however, if a beaver constructs their dams too close to private property, it could result in complications. First, it can damage plants and trees in order to obtain supplies for the building of the dams.

If the property is in a location known for heavy rains, the dams constructed by beavers could result in flooding and immense damage to private property. Human development has resulted in less and less natural resources for the beaver population. As people continue to expand, the beavers venture closer to human populations.

Beaver Removal

Beavers cause a lot of damage and they are extremely difficult to get rid of. If you have beavers on or around your property, it is imperative that you have a trained beaver removal professional come in and help with the task. We here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors have the tools, skills, and knowledge to locate beavers and proceed with their quick removal.

This is the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective method of dealing with beavers. In addition to removal, we also offer repellant products, sterilization, and deodorization. For more information, contact us today at: 855-465-1088

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