On a more personal level, the beaver is a problematic pest that will invade your property and might turn your yard into his own private resort—complete with a pond, canals, and a spacious lodge to house his big family of approximately six-to-eight furry friends. To accomplish this transformation, he does more than just reroute existing nearby water sources—he’ll flood roads, driveways, walkways, buildings, gardens, and even your home. Plus, he’ll cut down your trees and make a meal of your surrounding vegetation. They may also carry several zoonotic diseases
that are transferrable to humans, including Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, E. Coli, and are well-known to carry Giardia, a parasite that causes severe gastrointestinal problems (sometimes called Beaver Fever).