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Armadillo Removal

Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning ‘littler-armored one”, which seems to be a fitting name, as their tough outer shells are as solid as armor.  This protects them from their various predators, making them difficult to kills and therefore larger in population. Armadillos are very common in Florida and are most often associated with digging deep holes in your yard in search of their next meal. Even if armadillos aren’t taking up residence in your home, it’s still dangerous to allow they to hang around your property for an extended period.

Health Issues

Armadillos are one of the few animals known to carry leprosy. If you come into contact with one of these critters, or their feces or urine, you may be at risk for developing this disease. Leprosy can cause permanent damage to the victim’s eyes, skin, nerves, and limbs. Although leprosy is the most common disease among armadillos, they are also known to carry:

  • Rabies
  • Tapeworms
  • Salmonella

Since there are severe consequences for handling armadillos on your own, it is advised to enlist help from a professional armadillos removal service like Critter Control® Sarasota.

Proper Removal

There are specific laws in Florida around removing wildlife, and you can trust that we at Critter Control® Sarasota are well versed in it. We can get the job done in the safest and fastest method, allowing you peace of mind that you, your family, and your pets are safe from dangerous diseases or armadillo attacks. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at.