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Animal Pests Diggings Holes In Home's Lawn
Lawn Digging in
Miami / Fort Lauderdale is usually caused by Armadillo or Moles
Pest armadillos dig up two kinds of holes. They create burrows to
crawl into and shelter themselves from the sun during the day. And these
pest critters dig shallow, conical holes as they search for grubs to eat.
Most armadillo burrows that people find are not currently filled with an
armadillo as these critters have many, many burrows across many properties
and are usually not in the burrow you find.
Photographs of Armadillo
Holes or Burrows
Armadillo burrows are large enough,
about 8 inches in diameter, for a person to easily stick their hand into.
But blindly sticking your hand into a hole, however, is a very bad plan - as
snakes love to reside into these burrows to get out of the Florida sun. When
you find an animal dug hole on your lawn, the 1st step is to see if the hole is active. Do this by filling the hole back up with soil,
just kicking back in the surrounding dirt will suit this purpose. If the
Fort Lauderdale armadillo has left the area, the hole will stay shut. If its an active
hole, the armadillo burrow will be opened up again over the next week. If the digging is troublesome
and you are worried about your lawn or worried that the hole is disrupting a
concrete foundation, your best bet is to trap for the critters. Note
the moth balls in the top left photo. Many people use this 'armadillo
deterrent' to keep armadillos away, but this does not work.
Armadillos have a range of about eight residential properties and have many burrows,
up to 15, throughout this area. These Fort Lauderdale pests dig and use many burrows. Consequently the animal will probably not be in 'your' burrow
when you find it. And the armadillo may not return for a few days.
Trapping for armadillo removal is dependent on how active these animals are
on your property.
of Armadillo Surface Digging - Ft. Lauderdale animal removal
Armadillos can be very destructive to your
property. The burrows under your house or patio can crack foundations or
snap water pipes.
They can destroy your lawn in only a few short nights while digging for food. Let
our Fort Lauderdale armadillo removal team safely catch the armadillos and
take preventative measures so they don't return.
Armadillo, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, bats, and rats are nuisance wildlife in
our area that we deal with every day. We are the armadillo control
experts to call to stop the problem.