Posted by animalcontrol on August 6, 2009
This comic by F-minus is a great illustration of the anger people feel over beaver damage and the lengths they will go to try to solve the problem. I don’t know of anyone who has actually chained themselves to a tree, but waiting up all night isn’t unusual. Actually, it is pretty easy to wait up all night when you are so worried about the beaver damage you will find in the morning that you CAN NOT sleep.
And, since the “chain yourself to a tree” thing was practically invented by environmentalists, this comic illustrates a very real dilemma faced by many people who encounter beaver problems and beaver damage on their property. Do you save the trees? Do you save the beavers? What about when the animals’ activity floods your home? Washes out bridges? How far do you go?
I can’t answer the question for each one of you, but I can tell you this. I wouldn’t let a human vandal chop down my trees and shred the bushes. Why would I let an animal vandal do the same thing? Beaver damage can cost thousands of dollars and damage the habitat of other living things. Who takes care of the birds that no longer have trees to nest in? What about the trees themselves?
It is OK to address beaver damage and work to get rid of the beavers. You don’t have to let them destroy things, nor do you have to sacrifice yourself in the process. Hire a professional beaver trapper who will get rid of the beavers on your property and prevent further beaver damage from destroying what you have worked to create, not to mention your peace of mind.
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Posted by animalcontrol on June 16, 2009
Gopher digging and eating can destroy a lawn, garden or golf course.
What is it about gophers and golf? Ever since the movie Caddyshack, and maybe before, people love to make jokes about gophers and golf. There is a Gopher Golf video game and Gopher Golf Club Head covers from a variety of manufacturers. But people with gopher problems know it is no joke.
My buddy Donald in California has been living with gopher problems for years. His yard backs up to a golf course, which you might think was ideal, but the golf course sends him gophers and doesn’t want to take responsibility for it. He has a yard full of migrant gophers and all his attempts to get rid of gophers on his own have failed. He has tried to trap them, poison them and gas them, with limited success.
The problem has grown worse through the years and now his once beautiful lawn, along with the shrubs and flowers, is destroyed. He planted some new flowers this spring thinking that he got rid of gophers last fall, but no… the next morning the plants were sucked half-way into a hole and the next day the plant was gone–devoured by an insatiable gopher.
He told me he is ready to try gas bombs, but I told him that without professional knowledge that really wasn’t safe, especially the Molotov Cocktail version he was planning on. He agreed that maybe it was time to try professional help to get rid of the gophers. What did he have to lose? Well, if he uses a professional, all he has to lose is gophers. If he tries the homemade bomb approach he could lose a whole lot more than that!
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