Armadillos like soft soil that is easy to dig in. They are hunting for insects, grubs and earthworms as they destroy your yard.
Armadillos dig dens or burrows under houses, porches, at the base of trees, under walkways, driveways and other structures that range from 1 to 10 ft deep and up to 25 ft long.
These armadillo dens can weaken any of these structures and cause major damage. Armadillos feed on ants, termites and other small invertebrates like grubs. They will dig or root shallow holes in the ground about 1-3 inches deep and 3-6 inches wide to locate their food. This rooting occurs in
lawns, flowerbeds, gardens, golf courses and in farmer’s fields.
If you think you have an armadillo problem you should contact the us to handle this problem. Armadillos are one of the hardest animals in the south to catch, and many homeowners become frustrated with their inability to catch them.
The armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is a rather interesting and unusual animal that has a protective armor of “horny” material on its head, body, and tail. This bony armor has nine movable rings between the shoulder and hip shield. The head is small with a long, narrow, piglike snout. Canine and incisor teeth are absent. The peglike cheek teeth range in number from seven to nine on each side of the upper and lower jaw. The long tapering tail is encased in 12 bony rings. The track usually appears to be three-toed and shows sharp claw marks. The armadillo is about the size of an opossum, weighing from 8 to 17 pounds (3.5 to 8 kg).
The armadillo prefers dense, shady cover such as brush, woodlands, forests, and areas adjacent to creeks and rivers. Soil texture is also a factor in the animal’s habitat selection. It prefers sandy or loam soils that are loose and porous. The armadillo will also inhabit areas having cracks, crevices, and rocks that are suitable for burrows.
There are few studies available on the damage caused by armadillos. The damage they do is localized and is usually more of a nuisance than an economic loss. Most armadillo damage occurs as a result of their rooting in lawns, golf courses, vegetable gardens, and flower beds. 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, which are dug in search of food. They also uproot flow- ers and other ornamental plants. Some damage has been caused by their bur- rowing under foundations, driveways, and other structures. Some people complain that armadillos keep them awake at night by rubbing their shells against their houses or other structures.
In any case, it’s best to let the wildlife professionals at Grade A Critter handle a pesky armadillo. Our prevention & exclusion services can keep armadillos where they belong, in their natural habitat and out of your property.
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