Beaver Removal Services
Beavers can plug culverts, drainage ditches, and drain pipes which can flood roadways and driveways. Beaver dams force water to collect against roads or other areas. These floods can be the root cause of both potholes and instability. Their dams may also flood upstream areas, which can damage homes or kill crops and trees.
Beavers will cut down or girdle trees for food. Meanwhile, their dams can completely transform the surrounding environment. This may be good for some species, but it can be devastating for others. These dams may also cause water supplies to become contaminated or interfere with sewer systems. Since Beavers are a protected species, landowners can apply for special permits, with the DEC, that allow the removal of beavers or a disturbing beaver dam, house, or den. In order to alter a beaver dam to change the water level, you will also need an additional DEC permit.
There are a number of legal, safety, and environmental issues when looking to modify beaver wetlands. When water level control devices are installed incorrectly, they often create dangerous road conditions or flooding in downstream areas. This means you could be liable for any damages caused. Because of these issues, we recommend that you call us first. We work directly with the N.Y.S.D.E.C highway department and their site engineers to coordinate the removal of any unwanted beavers.
Contact us today if you are having trouble dealing with beavers in Cayuga County, NY or surrounding areas.