Signs of Armadillos in the Yard
Armadillos can be more than simply an irritation when they enter yards. As the peculiar pests continue to expand their range north, more and more homeowners are finding telltale signs of an armadillo excavating and rooting for insects in their lawns. The animals are exceptional diggers, so landscaping damage usually includes holes up to three inches deep and five inches across. At times, it can appear as if the turf has been peeled away from the surface.
Problems in Gardens & Around Homes
Homeowners may find holes in vegetable gardens and flower beds, as well. When digging for grubs, earthworms, and insects, an armadillo in the yard will tear out bulbs and other vegetation. This can actually destabilize foundations, driveways, and other structures. Cosmetic damage may also occur on golf courses, while armadillo holes in pastures and farm fields can injure livestock. Finally, even though disease transmission is rare, these pests are known to carry the bacteria that causes leprosy.
Control & Removal of Armadillos
Contrary to popular belief, armadillos are capable climbers and burrowers. Barriers such as fences can help with exclusion efforts but are not guaranteed to work long term. One of the better ways to keep armadillos away from lawns and gardens is to remove heavy brush or woodpiles that may attract the pests in the first place. Since removing all insects and other food sources that bring armadillos in to the yard can be difficult, contacting the trained pest professionals at Critter Control is the best solution.
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