Beaver standing in a lawn - Beaver Removal


Beavers are renowned for their hardworking nature and impressive construction abilities, but their presence in residential areas can pose significant challenges. Their activities, such as building dams and cutting down trees, can lead to various problems for homeowners and the surrounding environment. Professional beaver removal is crucial to safeguard your property and maintain ecological harmony.

1. Preventing Flooding and Water Damage

When beavers build dams, they can obstruct water flow, leading to flooding and saturated ground. Prompt beaver removal helps avert water damage to your property and minimizes the risk of expensive repairs.

2. Avoiding Structural Damage

Beavers chew on trees and vegetation, which can weaken nearby structures, including sheds, fences, and even your home’s foundation. Timely removal is crucial to maintain your property’s structural integrity.

3. Protecting Landscaping and Vegetation

Beavers cut down trees and shrubs, which can harm your landscaping. Removing them ensures your garden and ornamental plants stay intact, preserving the aesthetic and ecological value of your property.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we offer specialized beaver pest control solutions to safeguard your property and restore environmental balance. Here’s our approach to managing beaver intrusions:

  • Humane Beaver Control Methods: Our team uses humane techniques to manage beaver populations, ensuring that the animals are treated ethically while effectively addressing the problem. We prioritize both the well-being of the beavers and our clients’ satisfaction.

  • Comprehensive Site Inspections: We conduct detailed inspections to identify signs of beaver activity, such as gnawed trees near water sources, trails leading from the water to felled trees, and dams across streams. Our experts carefully examine these indicators to accurately evaluate the situation.

  • Effective Preventative Measures: After resolving the immediate beaver issue, we implement measures to protect your property from future activity. We recommend installing protective wire barriers around vital trees, making sure they are at least three feet high with a one-foot clearance around the trunks to prevent gnawing.

  • Eco-Friendly Techniques: We use green methods to ensure your family’s safety and minimize environmental impact. Our solutions are crafted to be effective while maintaining the natural harmony of your surroundings.

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


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, based in Iowa City, we offer specialized beaver control services. Our primary objective is to prevent beaver-related disturbances and maintain the tranquility of your property. Count on our skilled team to provide a secure and calm environment, free from the disruptions caused by these animals.


Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management handles a variety of wildlife and pest issues. We are fully equipped to manage diverse challenges:

All-Inclusive Wildlife Management
Whether it’s raccoons digging through your garbage or squirrels setting up residence in your attic, our team expertly handles all kinds of wildlife problems. We employ humane relocation techniques to safely and responsibly remove these animals from your property.

Advanced Insect Control
Whether it’s termites damaging your home or ants invading your kitchen, our insect control solutions are designed to eliminate and prevent these pests effectively. Our targeted strategies ensure your home stays insect-free.

Comprehensive Rodent Control
If mice or rats have invaded your home, our effective rodent control techniques will swiftly and thoroughly remove these pests. We make sure your living spaces remain rodent-free, giving you lasting peace of mind.


Beaver in a small pond near a lawn

Beavers are skilled at staying hidden, but several signs can reveal their presence. Recognizing these indicators is crucial for effective beaver management. Look out for the following signs:

1. Distinctive Behaviors

Beavers are primarily nocturnal, often seen at dawn or dusk. Watch for beavers swimming in nearby waters or chewing on trees close to the shoreline. These behaviors clearly indicate beaver activity.

2. Signs of Damage

Beavers are notorious for building dams and felling trees. Look for freshly gnawed trees, usually with pointed stumps, and dams across streams or culverts. These structures can disrupt water flow and cause flooding if not managed.

3. Tracks and Slides

Beaver tracks are distinctive, featuring webbed hind feet and smaller front paws. You might also notice smooth paths, known as slides, leading from water to areas with cut trees. Beavers create these slides by dragging branches and logs to their dams or lodges.


  • Damage of Property

  • Water Backup

  • Tree Damage

  • Man-Made Dam Failure

Frequently Asked Questions

We excel in beaver control by using humane and advanced methods tailored to each client’s needs, ensuring effective and ethical beaver management.

We prioritize quick service, usually conducting initial evaluations within 1-2 business days, depending on the season and our current schedule.

Our techniques include humane trapping and strategic habitat modifications, designed to manage beaver populations safely and sustainably.

Absolutely. Ensuring the safety of your family and pets is our top priority. Our eco-friendly methods are designed with safety in mind, and we keep you informed at every step.

We offer expert guidance on property maintenance, such as installing barriers around important trees, managing water flow to deter dam building, and removing food sources to prevent beavers from returning.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

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

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