Easy Homemade Beaver Traps


Six pieces of mesh cut from steel measuring 24 inches by 24 inches.

Line for fishing

Stick that is two feet in height

!!-!! a metal latch!!-!!!!-!! Bailing wire

If there is a live beaver or any other living creature in your trap, you must approach the situation with utmost care in order to free the animal. Beavers and other animals, along with other types of animals, are capable of biting and clawing when they feel threatened or scared, and they may also carry illnesses that are contagious to people. Call your local animal control agency for help if you do not have the knowledge or skills necessary to remove a live animal from the trap in the appropriate manner.


Beavers can be quite a nuisance for property owners, both residential and commercial, and they have the potential to inflict damage to trees, buildings, and other structures. Beavers are continually gnawing on trees and other types of plants, and they construct mounds out of mud, twigs, and whatever other stuff that they can locate and transport. Beavers are responsible for building mounds and dams, which may alter the terrain and alter the flow of water. This can lead to floods. Beaver traps may be manufactured at home, and they can be used to capture the rodents that are damaging your property.

Create a box out of the four pieces of steel by aligning the edges of the pieces such that there is no top or bottom. Make sure that all four sides are properly attached with the bailing wire.

  1. Put together a bottom for the box by fastening together a fifth piece of steel and securing it on all four sides. With the sixth piece of steel, make a top for the box that can be opened by attaching it to just one side at a time.

  2. You may make a locking mechanism by connecting the latch to the top of the box on the side that is not connected to the box. This will allow you to lock the lid (also called the top) into place. This should be a latch that snaps into place, so that when the top is held up and then lowered, the latch does its job properly.

  3. Put the box in a location that you know will be frequented by the beavers. Make use of the stick that is about one foot in diameter and two feet in height to prop open the lid of the box on one side of the aperture. Wrap the fishing line around the centre of the pole, and then attach it to the side of the steel box that is opposite from it.

  4. Inside of the metal cage, put some bait for the beavers to eat. In general, beavers choose willow timber, maize, and several other types of wood and plants. The fishing line will be tripped when the beaver tries to grab the bait, which will drag down the stick, which will then cause the top of the steel box to crash shut and the latch to lock.

  5. Place bait for the beavers inside the steel box. Beavers typically enjoy willow wood, corn or other wood and vegetation. When the beaver goes to take the bait, it will trip the fishing line which will in turn pull down the stick and the top to the steel box will slam shut with the latch locking.