How To Identify Armadillo Problems
There are over 50 million armadillos in North America. The Nine-Banded Armadillo, commonly known as the Texas Armadillo, is the only species found within the U.S. Armadillos are one of the few animals who consume fire ants as part of their diet. Such ability can make armadillos beneficial to humans. Armadillos are notorious diggers and most armadillo damage will occur as a result of their rooting. Armadillo damage can go unnoticed for long periods of time causing extensive damage to yards, garden, and homes. It is helpful to hire a professional to not only humanely remove the armadillo but to examine and repair your home to eliminate the chance of future armadillo damage.
Armadillos like to burrow near dense environments with shady cover such as brush, woodlands, forests and areas adjacent to creeks and rivers. They prefer sandy or loam soils that are loose and porous, they will also inhabit areas having cracks, crevices, and rocks that are suitable for burrows. Armadillos can be very unpleasant guest to have near your home, as they are noisy, tend to have a musky odor and commonly leave droppings in their rooting location.
If you are experiencing armadillo problem in your home or place of business, chances are these critters have already established multiple unobserved burrows. Characteristic signs of armadillo activity are shallow holes, 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) deep and 3 to 5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 cm) wide, when they dig for food. Our armadillo professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only humanely prevent the armadillo or armadillos from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future armadillo damage.
What To Do Before The Armadillo Removal Specialist Arrives
Armadillo Control and Safety
Armadillos are not typically dangerous animals, however, if you are able to identify with certainty that you have armadillos in your home we recommend that you contact your local Critter Control office (hyper-‐link to office finder) and take a few steps to prepare for the technician’s arrival. Take a walk around the exterior and try to identify the point(s) of entry. This will be helpful for the armadillo removal technician.
Contact a Critter Control Armadillo Specialist
Armadillo removal and professional Armadillo prevention services should be contacted as soon as a Armadillo issue is identified. Call 1-‐800-‐ CRITTER (274-‐8837)
What To Expect Once A Armadillo Technician Arrives
Armadillo Trapping and Removal
Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Armadillo problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Armadillo prevention techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.
Armadillos will uproot flowers and other ornamental plants. They can burrow under foundations, driveways and other structures and rub their shells against houses or other structures. Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance armadillos and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the armadillos’ entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our armadillo removal expert, the lower the overall cost.