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 armadillos 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 control 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.
Signs of an Armadillo in Your Property
- 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
How Dangerous are Armadillos?
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 let these armadillos be thinking they won’t cause any damage or danger to their property and people in it.
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.
Safe Armadillo Removal
Animal Wildlife Trappers has a team of licensed experts in animal removal. We are extensively trained and are armed with the proper tools to get these armadillos trapped and removed from your home the most humane way possible. Over the years, we’ve dealt with a lot of armadillos that have been hiding in gardens, under homes and other areas in the property. We make sure that both humans and the armadillos remain safe during the trapping process.
Professional Services for Armadillo Removal
As earlier mentioned, the state of Florida requires licensed professionals for armadillo removal. The reason behind is that these armadillos could be very dangerous due to the diseases they may carry including leprosy. When you call on professionals to do the job, not only will these armadillos be removed safely, proper recommendations will also be given so you can keep even more armadillos from coming into your property.
If you need assistance with armadillo removal, call Animal Wildlife Trappers for professional services. We will come to your property in a timely manner and we will make sure that the job is completed and you’re fully satisfied before we leave. You can have a guarantee that we offer expert services at a competitive price. If you’re from Orlando, Longwood, Maitland, Lake Mary, Clermont and surrounding areas, call us at 352-267-0546 for a free quote and immediate assistance.