Beaver & Muskrat Removal in Colorado

Southwest Colorado Local Animal Control



beaver removal coloradoBeavers & Muskrats

Beavers and Muskrats are semi-aquatic rodents that can often be confused with each other. The most effective way to tell them apart is by their tail.

Beavers have a flat, wide, paddle-shaped tail. Muskrats have long, skinny tails.

While important to our ecosystem, both animals can present issues for residential or commercial properties in the Four Corners region.

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Muskrat & Beaver Removal in Colorado


muskrat removal coloradoMany of the issues created by beavers and muskrats have to do with water barricades and crops in rural settings.

While beavers are responsible for creating dams, muskrats are known to burrow into embankments in addition to creating structures that are similar to beavers.

There are products on the market that deal with beaver and muskrat removal. These can include cutting off the food supply and poisoning the creatures. However, we find these to be questionable methods and do not recommend buying products that could be harmful to wildlife and the ecosystem.

If you have any questions or need immediate assistance with a beaver or muskrat issue, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We can take care of your problem animal with methods that are safe, humane, and effective. 



We provide animal control and removal services in the following areas:

Allison, Arboles, Bayfield, Cahone, Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek Durango, Fort Lewis, Gem Village, Hermosa, Hesperus, Ignacio, Mancos, Marvel, Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, Pleasant View, Rico, Silverton, Towaoc, Vallecito, Yellow Jacket.

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Tom Hayes was fantastic to work with and I would recommend him to anyone for animal control in the Four Corners. Thanks Tom!

Tyler Rice

“Tom was thoughtful and thorough with his wildlife services. I was pleased with his response both to my concerns and to my philosophy with my farm operations. My only regret is not enlisting his services sooner!”

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