Have you noticed an odd-looking creature wandering around your yard lately? It could be an armadillo. Armadillos are small mammals with a hard, bony plate that runs along their exterior, covering their body. Though they’re not considered to be dangerous animals, that doesn’t mean they should be ignored once they relocate to your yard. At Critter Control of West Palm Beach, we can help you remove armadillos as soon as possible to keep them from settling in for good!
Why It Matters to You
The main problem an armadillo causes is their digging. With the help of their long, sharp claw, armadillos will dig all over a property in search of both food and, like all pests, they don’t care about the damage that comes as a result.
Dig, Dig, Dig
Once an armadillo has selected a home to invade, it will do what it does best and start digging all over the place to find grubs and insects to eat. Once that happens, say goodbye to your nicely kept lawn and garden because armadillos will destroy the look of your yard by creating holes, uprooting plants, and removing patches of grass. Being the landlord to an armadillo forces you to make some major landscaping renovations that won’t be cheap!
An even bigger risk is when the armadillo begins to burrow deep into the ground. These burrows are usually created under porches and houses. If the problem goes on long enough, the digging under the house can lead to structural damage, such as a cracked foundation. Getting rid of armadillos is the only way to avoid this costly damage.
A Strange Health Risk
There’s an unusual risk that comes from being around armadillos. They can potentially carry leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, and transmit it to humans. On average, there are only 150 cases of leprosy reported each year in the United States. If not treated early on, leprosy can lead to nerve damage; so although it’s rare, it’s still something you should be cautious about if you notice an armadillo has made your yard its home.
The Pest Control Solution
To get rid of this unwelcome guest, contact Critter Control of West Palm Beach. Our pest control specialists will handle the situation with amazing expertise, care, and customer service. Contact us today for more information!