Armadillo Appearance & Biology

The only species of armadillo that reside in North America is nine-banded armadillo, named for nine narrow, jointed armor bands that run along midsection. Also have scaly plates called scutes that cover head, body, and tail; this natural armor helps keep them safe when threatened by predators.

The average nine-banded armadillo is usually 15-17 inches long, roughly the size of large house cat, with gray-brown coloration. Their heads are small and pointed, with at long snout and large pointed ears. They have large front feet and thick sharp claws.

Armadillo Behavior

While armadillos are intriguing to some, not everyone is fan of them, especially homeowners, gardeners, and farmers. Those claws they have? They come in handy for digging and burrowing—all throughout your yard. Armadillos have minimal fat storage and a low metabolic rate meaning that cold weather is their enemy. They live in warmer habitats and they prefer to sleep in burrows in the ground to help maintain their warmth. They are extremely motivated to find shelter and food (grubs and insects) and will destroy your lawn and gardens in the process. They can even destabilize tree root systems and building foundations with their tunnels. It does not take very large for them to dig up a large amount of land. On top of their destructive tendencies, armadillos have been known to carriers of mycobacterium leprae, which causes leprosy. They can also carry tapeworms and salmonella in their feces.

How can you prevent armadillos from invading your property? Unfortunately, aren’t a whole lot of options—especially ones that aren’t costly. The best options build a sturdy fence to keep them out. But just building a fence above the surface won’t do. You will need to extend the fencing at least foot into the ground. This will help prevent from burrowing under it. Another prevention technique that rumored work make areas armadillos might dig smell bad, have super sensitive noses. Anything with a strong, rancid odor such as mothballs or a rag soaked, in vinegar could steer them away. This same advice have armadillo problem. Their strong smell might drive them out of burrows, in some cases the armadillos, just throw the mothballs and rags right back out! You could also try ultrasonic pest deterrent devices, more effective and useful to contact local pest control company, such as Nozzle Nolen, for help.

Red Beard Wildlife professionals will know just help you with your armadillo issues. Our professionals have properly trained and goal, is remove problematic wildlife in safe effective manner. Our process includes trapping the animal humanely find ways to exclude future animals, and repairing damage animal, has left behind.

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Are Armadillos Dangerous.

Not unusually. They are actually quite shy and will retreat when confronted.