Known for their round bodies capable of rolling up into a ball, armadillos are easy to spot. With their armored bodies, they are essentially natures tank, using reinforced plates along their back and sides as a natural shielding. Armadillos are simple creatures who enjoy digging and burrowing, and while it might be a fun time for them, unfortunately, it can cause major problems when done on your property.
Know the Characteristics
You should always know how to spot an armadillo if one were to ever make its way onto your property. Luckily for you, armadillos are very easy to identify as they are so iconic. Armadillos can be recognized by the tufts of hair poking out from their bellies, as well as their scaly tails. Armadillos have long snouts which are pointy, and of course, their most remarkable feature being their armor plating.
Armadillos are usually harmless, but they can still cause significant damage. They love to dig in search of bugs and vegetation to eat. They have strong claws, and therefore their digging can be quite damaging. As they dig, they can harm your grass and kill your garden. Any power lines that you have underground are at risk as well. When Armadillos burrow, they can weaken the ground below the surface and create sinkholes. While there is very little chance of armadillos entering your home, there is still a risk when they are on your property because of their destructive tendencies.
Expert Armadillo Removal
While they are fascinating creatures, armadillos can cause major problems on your property. It is best to play it safe and rely on the experts at Critter Control® of Sarasota to safely remove any armadillos from your property with safe and humane trapping methods so they can be relocated. If you are experiencing issues with armadillos on your property, contact the professionals today at 941-355-9511 for your free consultation today.