Badgers are notorious for having a bite that rivals their bark — despite their less-than-formidable size! Badgers have been known to fight animals as big as a lion! Related to weasels, badgers have a recognizable appearance and look somewhat similar to skunks. Badgers' digging habits can result in damage to your garden and lawn, which can sometimes be very expensive to remedy. Call Wildlife X Team® at (817) 431-3007 today to get rid of badgers!
What Problems do Badgers Cause?
Badgers are responsible mostly for landscape damage, including garden damage and lawn damage, which can become costly.
- Destroyed lawns
- Loss of structural integrity of homes and driveways
- Damage to crops
Badgers are excellent excavators, which causes most of the problems to humans. They will dig under fences, in your garden, and around your home. They create tunnel systems with a den. They dig up to one burrow every day, which can wreak havoc on your home and lawn.
Are Badgers Dangerous?
As with all wildlife animals, we do not recommend that you attempt to approach or handle a badger. Badger will usually run away from humans, but if they feel threatened, they are highly aggressive and will scratch or bite you.
Where do Badgers Live?
There is only one species of badger that lives in the United States, and it is the American badger. Badgers live in western United States and across the Great Plains of North America. They may also be found in central western Canada and in some areas of Mexico. They dig tunnels for their homes and insulate them with leaves and grass. American badgers typically live alone.
How do you Prevent Badgers?
- Remove food sources: Bird seed is a common snack for badgers. Keeping it tidy will help in your control efforts. Badgers also love to snack on the worms in your soil. By maintaining your lawn, you can reduce the number of worms in it.
- Install fencing: Badgers can dig, so if you install fencing to deter badgers, be sure it goes as far down into the soil as you can put it.
- Install floodlights: Badgers are nocturnal, so a great badger prevention is to light the area of concern.
Badgers can be a nuisance in your garden and a safety threat to your family. To protect yourself from badgers, contact Wildlife X Team®. Call (817) 431-3007 today to get rid of badgers!