While it may not seem very threatening, an armadillo on your Orlando property can be a significant nuisance. Armadillos are known to dig up yards, decimate gardens, and destroy landscaping as they burrow for grubs, insects, and other meals. However tempting it may be to try and take care of the problem yourself, amateur armadillo trapping is a risky endeavor that should only be conducted by wildlife professionals. While armadillos are normally docile, they can lash out if they feel threatened and potentially pass on infectious diseases to you or your pets.
Therefore, it is best to rely on a licensed and trained armadillo removal expert who is knowledgeable about armadillo behaviors and equipped with the necessary gear to carry out a safe and humane armadillo trapping and removal.
4 Steps for Professional Armadillo Trapping
To give you an idea of what armadillo trapping consists of, here is a walkthrough of the process that a wildlife expert will follow to successfully trap your nuisance armadillo.
- Selecting the Armadillo Trap – Live armadillo traps have either one or two doors. Most professionals prefer one-door traps because it’s a simpler design and easier to use for large animals. The benefits of using a two-door trap is that the armadillo can enter from either end and it lets the animal see, which helps to keep it calm.
- Setting the Armadillo Trap – Armadillos have poor eyesight, meaning they use specific paths to walk through your property. Your wildlife control specialist will determine where the armadillo has burrowed and put the trap either directly above its hole or somewhere along its path.
- Trapping the Armadillo – Once the trap is baited and set, it becomes a waiting game. Armadillos shouldn’t be left alone in the trap for an extended amount of time because it is unsafe and inhumane. They can also escape by digging into the trap’s bottom or running into its walls. Therefore, after the nuisance armadillo is trapped, your wildlife control expert will move quickly to release the animal.
- Relocating the Trapped Armadillo – Armadillos can’t be privately relocated under Florida law, so our specialists will take care of the relocation for you.
Furthermore, after trapping and relocating the invasive critter, an effective wildlife removal team will ensure armadillos don’t return to your Orlando property. This includes filling in the armadillo burrow, sealing off entry points, and repairing any damages left behind by the critter.
Orlando’s Armadillo Trapping and Removal Experts
If you encounter an armadillo on your property, keep your distance and call Critter Control® of Orlando immediately. Our team prides ourselves in using eco-friendly and humane methods of removal when it comes to getting rid of unwanted critters inside and outside of your home or workplace.