As the cooler temps of fall begin to arrive in Georgia, you can be sure of a few things: Bulldogs football, pumpkin spice everything, and wild animals seeking warmth and food around your house or business. However, while it’s easy to joke about, unwanted critters such as armadillos and the like are certainly no laughing matter.
A Harm to Humans
Known to be naturally infected with the bacteria that causes Hansen’s disease, better known as leprosy, armadillos can also possibly spread the bacteria to humans. While the risk of transmission is relatively low, the bacteria and its symptoms grow slowly over a long period of time, often delaying quick detection and proper treatment. Needless to say, it’s important to avoid any and all contact with armadillos and the ground where they’ve dug or burrowed.
A Hassle to Humans
While armadillos can stay in their burrows for days at a time, they neither store their food nor accumulate body fat in order to stay fed, which means that they must eventually emerge from their burrows to forage for food. Oftentimes, it’s this constant search for food that brings them within close proximity to your house and inside your gardens.
Harmful to Landscaping
Because armadillos are such skilled diggers and burrowers, they can dig large tunnels in your yard, uprooting expensive plants and other decorative landscaping while leaving dangerous holes throughout your yard.
Harmful to Gardens and Vegetation
In addition to the nuisance of having an armadillo terrorizing and uprooting the edible garden you’ve worked meticulously to build and cultivate, the health hazards associated with the bacteria that they carry require that extra care must be taken to keep them far away from the fruits, vegetables, and herbs you’re planning to consume from your garden.
Harmful to Structures
While armadillos spend most of their time out of their burrow and foraging for food, they do build their own burrows in which to sleep. These burrows can often be found under buildings, decks, and patios, which can undermine structural integrity, causing foundational damage such as cracked concrete and weakened structures.
Leave it to the Professionals
The animal trapping and removal experts at Wild Trappers not only specialize in the safe and humane removal of unwanted critters and other wildlife nuisances, but they also offer the convenience of additional services to repair animal damage, remove animal droppings and all nesting materials while also taking necessary steps and measures to prevent re-entry.
For a comprehensive list of all the ways Wild Trappers can keep your Atlanta-area home or business safe, clean, and free of all the unwanted animals and pests that destroy your property and peace of mind, call Wild Trappers today for a FREE estimate!