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Signs you may need armadillo removal
Larger than average tunnels appearing under the structure of your property
Landscaping is uprooted and torn apart
Cracking concrete over burrow trails
Torn and cracked pipes within the path of the burrowing armadillo
Smaller dug-outs throughout your lawn
Upset family pets
Armadillos are known for their digging and burrowing tendencies, which can make them a major nuisance to Florida home and business owners. Professionally trapping and removing an armadillo is the best way to handle the issue. In fact, the state of Florida requires that armadillos be trapped and removed by a professional, licensed animal removal agency.
These critters can be stubborn animals that do not typically respond to commercial repellent often sold on the market. In many cases, they just push right past mothballs or other detractors. Some people resort to pouring animal urine and bleach to repel armadillos, however, these rarely work and bleach is extremely harmful to the environment. Armadillos are also nocturnal animals, so they sneak around all hours of the night while you’re fast asleep.
If you’re thinking of ways to DIY armadillo removal, we highly recommend that you call professionals instead. Aside from the fact that the Florida state requires professionals to handle armadillos, you must know that catching and handling them on your own can be quite risky. While they probably won’t attack you as they are not known to be aggressive, they are considered wild animals so they may be a carrier of different kinds of germs and diseases.
Are Armadillos Dangerous?
Generally speaking, armadillos are not dangerous animals. If you spot one in the wild or even in your yard, it will most likely not attack you at all. This is the reason many property owners leave these armadillos alone thinking they won’t cause any damage or danger to their property and people in it. Or will they?
However, these armadillos can actually be very damaging. As you may have already read in the signs of an armadillos presence in your property just above this, they can actually dig around and destroy your garden. If they dig their tunnels under the structure of your home, damage may also occur.
More importantly, you must know that armadillos are carriers of some diseases. They can be dangerous when in contact with humans and to pets. In fact, scientists confirm that armadillos can be a source of leprosy infection! This is quite alarming as some people play with or even eat armadillos. So now that you know better, stay away from these critters and let professional animal trappers do their job in getting rid of them for you.