Have armadillos turned your property into their personal playground? What they lack in eyesight they make up for with their acute sense of smell that lets them find bugs and insects to feed on. When they find their way onto your property you may notice uprooted plants or small holes scattered around your yard. If that’s the case, you should consider calling Critter Control® of Tampa in regards to our professional armadillo removal services.
Many people assume armadillos are reptiles because of their scaly appearance, but they are actually mammals. They have warm blood, nurse their young, and even grow hair. Typically grey-brown in color, these critters have long snouts and a distinctive hard shell covering their backs. Though there are approximately 20 armadillo species around the world, only the nine-banded armadillo lives here in North America.
When considering armadillo removal for your property, take the following into account:
- Disease: Due to their warm body temperatures, armadillos are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that can lead to disease
- Claws: What armadillos lack in teeth they make up for with their claws. They are long and sharp, and if the critter feels threatened it may try to defend itself by using them
- Legalities: Wildlife removal laws can be confusing. It’s best to let a professional who is familiar with the applicable guidelines remove the offending armadillos to avoid any issues
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In addition to removing the nuisance armadillos from your property, our technicians can clean up any messes left behind and professionally repair any damage the animals may have caused. For more information about our armadillo removal services, or to schedule a home consultation, call Critter Control® of Tampa today at 813.948.0870.