All About Armadillo Removal In Memphis TN
Do you need armadillo removal in the Memphis TN area? Armadillo removal is sometimes necessary because armadillos can cause problems in your yard!
Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one” and refers to the bony plates that cover the back, head, legs, and tail.
What Does Armadillo Damage Look Like?
Armadillo damage often looks like there is a large grapefruit sized hole going under the home with a large amount of dirt in front of it. Also, look for digging that is along the border of a path or garden. If this damage is caused during the night, it is likely an armadillo.
Armadillo yard damage can be confused with the digging of raccoons, but due to our expert training, we know the difference between holes made by an armadillo or a raccoon.
The armadillo creates a cone shaped hole, approximately three to six inches deep. The shape of this hole is caused when the armadillo sticks his long, narrow head into the soil to search for food.
Raccoons sometimes dig up the grass and soil as armadillos do but, raccoons do so by using their hands and armadillos use their noses and powerful claws. You’ll have to look at the damage to see the difference and where it is located. Raccoons also cause damage to the entire lawn, where armadillos typically only cause damage along the borders.
What Do Armadillos Eat?
Armadillos eat insects, worms, and grubs. It has been suggested that they can sense the movements of termites in the ground. They will eat fruit, small lizards and even the eggs of birds! Chances are, if you have an armadillo hanging around, there is a pretty good food source nearby.
Armadillos Can Void Your Termite Warranty!
Armadillos also tend to dig burrows around the foundation of your home. This could void your termite warranty. Most pest control companies will require you to get rid of the armadillo before they will treat for termites. This is because digging around the foundation will destroy the barrier your pest control operator will install.
Armadillos And Leprosy
Yes, armadillos can and do carry leprosy which is a bacterium. Leprosy can can take three to five years to manifest itself and is usually transmitted via contact with body tissue or blood. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands after gardening. This bacteria can die off pretty quickly once its in the soil, especially if it’s hot and dry. To learn more about the armadillos and leprosy, visit this link from the CDC.
So if you need armadillo removal in Memphis TN, give us a call today!