WHAT TO LOOK FOR
With Muskrats, look for piles of reeds on the shoreline. Also look for evidence of tunnels, holes, and disturbance of the water bank.
For beaver, some signs to look for are cut down trees close by the water, slides leading from the water to cut down trees, dams across streams. Culvers stuffed full of branches are another indication of possible beaver activity. Beavers can cut down a five-inch tree in about three minutes.
BEAVER & MUSKRAT CONTROL
Usually, once a beaver or muskrat moves into a water area and finds good habitat, the only way to solve the issue is to have a wildlife professional remove the beaver.
Install a wire barrier at least three feet in height around valuable trees, keeping about 1-foot minimum clearance around the trunk.