Armadillos are nocturnal which makes them active at night. They sleep about 16 hours each day and come out to forage around dusk. It it wasn’t for this, we would hardly know they were around.
When awake it is rare to find an undisturbed armadillo that is not digging burrows or foraging for food. They dig and root, constantly driven by an insatiable appetite for delectable gourmet delights - insects and grubs - that can be harmful to lawns and gardens.
Armadillos are good diggers, but poor climbers. A fence does not have to be very tall. However, it must go deep beneath the ground level, enough to prevent armadillos from digging under to get in.
Armadillos love to swim and they’re pretty good at it, too. They have a strong doggy paddle, but they can also go a far distance underwater. They can hold their breath for up to six minutes.
The three-banded armadillo is the only species that can roll into a ball for protection. Its armor works well against most predators. When startled or scared, armadillos can jump four to five feet high. Usually this surprises any creature trying to have it for lunch. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work so well when startled by a moving car, which is why they are common road kill.
So if you have a little armored friend you need removed from your property, give Apex Wildlife Control a call today! We're here to help!