Most people are familiar with natures tank, the armadillo. They are well known for their rounded body shape which is capable of rolling up into a ball at the first sign of danger. While they may not be aggressive when around humans, it is not to say that there is no risk associated with having one on your land. It isn’t uncommon for one to stumble onto your property, and when that happens, they are capable of causing singicant damage at your expense.
Armadillos on Your Property
Armadillos are mostly harmless when it comes to humans, but they should not be allowed to roam on your property. Typically, they will be searching for food, which for armadillos comes in the form of insects and plant matter. They search for these delicacies by using their massive claws to burrow deep underground. Their incessant digging may seem innocent enough, but it can result in damage to any electrical lines running underground. As their digging weakens the ground beneath the surface, it also puts your property at risk of small sink holes forming.
If you’ve never seen an armadillo in person, they are easy enough to spot. Their bodies are long and round with an almost elongated dome shape. The most standout feature is their armored plating along their backs. They have long and sharp claws which facilitate their digging, and from their underbellies you will see small tufts of hair poking out. From the back you may notice that despite being mammals, armadillos have scaly looking tails, and their noses are long and pointed.
Armadillo Removal from the Best
Having an armadillo on your property doesn’t put you in immediate danger for bodily harm, but there is still a risk of destruction to your property which would be better left avoided. At Critter Control® of Ft. Worth, we have expert technicians who can properly trap armadillos before they get a chance to destroy your property. If you have spotted armadillos in your yard, be sure to contact us for a free consultation at 469-805-6267.