Blog [Health Risks of Armadillos] Lakewood Ranch, FL

There are health risks that you should be aware of after any wild animal has been taken from your home.


Armadillo Trapping to avoid the Health Risks Armadillos
Removing an armadillo from a yard or landscaped area is quite a challenge. There simply isn’t any particular bait that will lure an armadillo into a trap. The armadillo has to be steered into the trap in just the right way. Only a professional armadillo removal Lakewood Ranch company has the expertise to do the job right. An experienced armadillo trapper will trap and relocate the armadillo that’s digging up your yard so that you can avoid the health risks armadillos.

Health Risks Armadillos

Leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease, is rarely diagnosed in the United States. Nevertheless, most leprosy cases result from hunting, skinning or consuming armadillos. Approximately 200 people are diagnosed with leprosy in the United States each year. Scientists now recommend that contact with armadillos be avoided altogether. Fortunately, leprosy can be treated with antibiotics and various drugs during the early stages of the infection.

Many people make the mistake of ignoring the skin lesions associated with a leprosy infection. They wrongly assume that the ancient disease of leprosy was eradicated long ago. Even trained physicians fail to consider the possibility of a leprosy infection. Skin lesions should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in lifelong nerve damage.

There are two common forms of leprosy, tuberculoid and lepromatous. Both versions of leprosy produce skin lesions and sores. The lepromatous form is more serious, causing the formation of prominent lumps and bumps. Common symptoms include muscle weakness and lack of feeling and numbness on arms, legs and feet. Researchers have determined that about 20 percent of all armadillos are infected with leprosy.

Armadillo Removal Lakewood Ranch

If you’re sick of that burrowing armadillo, here’s what you need to know. Don’t waste your money on ineffective repellant products. Moreover, it may be illegal for you to capture an armadillo. Call a licensed and insured wildlife removal company to have that armadillo humanely trapped and relocated. A professional armadillo trapper will get rid of that armadillo and save you a fortune on future landscaping costs. One thing about an armadillo, they never get tired of digging.



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