Armadillos are relatively recent immigrants into the American south and southeast. Their population has spread quickly in the few decades they have been in America, and they’ve already taken over almost all the non-desert regions of the southern half of the nation. Most commonly seen as road kill, armadillos can also be pests that can ruin extensive amounts of outside space with the digging and burrowing they do to hunt for food.
The most common variety found in America is the nine-banded armadillo. They’re protected by a tough outer armor that looks somewhat like a shell. ‘Dillos have strong noses that could smell an insect through 8 inches of soil, and they are not shy about chasing after a meal. They are largely nocturnal animals who reside in burrows when they aren’t out digging up insects. In Your Lawn, Digging Up Everything
In the wild, armadillos are typically not an issue for people. They are solitary animals who really do not seek contact with people when they could avoid it. When they make their way in your garden or yard, however, they become a massive issue! A hungry ‘dillo can tear your landscaping and ruin all your hard work. They’ll also make burrows to hide out in, leaving gaping holes in your lawn.
Regardless of the large and scary claws, armadillos actually aren’t dangerous because they want nothing to do with you. Needless to say, when you go out of your way to manage one, it is easy to get swiped by their strong claws and wind up in a world of hurt. Just do not forget that armadillos are wild creatures, and they’ll do whatever they believe is necessary to keep themselves safe if they feel threatened. Ordinarily, this means running away, but if you force a physical confrontation, they’ll do what they can to escape, such as ripping up you or biting you. Leprosy
Armadillos are among the few animals outside of people that may carry leprosy. Eliminate Your Problem
It can be difficult for an amateur to maintain their lawns safe from such insect hunters. Fences are easy for them to burrow under, and odor deterrents either wash off or require excessive effort to correctly implement. Your very best option for removing and removing armadillos from your lawn or house is to call a professional pest control group. Greenacres Bat Removal will have the ability to safely remove and relocate your pesky armored intruder. Once your pesky visitor is gone, your pest management experts can make recommendations about how to successfully keep any prospective intruders from your yard and away from the property.