Do you suspect armadillos are camping out at your place? These little guys lack quality eyesight, but they have a keen sense of smell that allows them to scope out any bugs that may be in the area. If they have intruded on your property, you may notice uprooted plants and two- to three-inch holes sprinkled around. If this is the case, it is time to consult a professional about armadillo removal.
What Does an Armadillo Look Like?
Despite their reptilian-like scales, armadillos are mammals. They grow hair, nurse their babies, and are warm-blooded. These greyish-brown critters have a long snout and a hard shell covering their backs with bone-like bands across the middle. There are around twenty species of armadillo in the world, but the only one that resides in the U.S. is the nine-banded armadillo. They can live over twenty years in captivity but, due to their timid and low defensive nature, closer to only seven in the wild.
When attempting to remove armadillos from your property, there are a few dangers to consider:
- Disease: Armadillos are warm-blooded, but their bodies stay cool enough that they are perfect hosts for bacteria and fungi that cause many human diseases, especially leprosy.
- Claws: Armadillos aren’t known for biting, but their claws are rather long and sharp. If they feel cornered, they may lash out.
- Legal Implications: Laws on wildlife control can be confusing. It’s important that you’re sure of the correct removal procedures before attempting.
Removal You Can Trust
The best way to handle an armadillo problem is to call a professional. The pest and wildlife professionals at Critter Control of Ft. Worth are knowledgeable in all things armadillo and can create a plan for removal that will work for you. Give us a call today for a fast estimate and consultation at 469-805-6267.