Armadillos are some of the most common critters found in Florida properties. Because most of us are aware that they’re not known to attack humans, we usually let them be. However, there are more armadillo dangers than many of us know of. So if you see one or a few of these critters in your property, seek for professional assistance right away. The sooner you have them captured, the better.
They don’t usually bite or attack humans and pets but it’s always a possibility especially when armadillos feel threatened. Just because you won’t get bitten or scratched doesn’t mean it’s safe to have armadillos around. Some of the usual armadillo dangers are the very signs of their presence in your property such as the following:
Armadillos are great diggers and burrowers. They can dig tunnels that are larger than the usual. It’s probably acceptable if they do this in your garden especially if you don’t have a landscaped one, but it gets dangerous when they dig around or under the structure of your property. This can result in cracked concrete and weakened structures.
Armadillos can destroy vegetation and landscaped gardens. As mentioned above, these critters are persistent diggers. One armadillo can successfully uproot your plants and flowerbeds and destroy your well-maintained vegetable plot!
Armadillos may carry diseases. Some studies prove that armadillos are potential leprosy virus carriers. This is probably the most serious among all armadillo dangers that you should be aware of. To avoid getting infected, use gloves when cleaning up after dug up soil that are possibly caused by armadillos. More importantly, call for professional armadillo removal assistance.
Do not take these dangers brought by armadillos for granted. Seek