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! 

How do you get stop armadillo’s that are digging in your yard? It’s simple, contact us to schedule an appointment and we will trap and remove the armadillos that are causing the problem.

How can you tell an armadillo is digging up your yard?

  • Look for digging that is along the border of a path or garden.
  • If the damage is caused during the night, it is likely an armadillo.
  • You have a big hole next to your foundation with a lot of dirt piled up in front of it.

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.

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.

Raccoons sometimes dig up the grass/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 cause damage to the entire lawn, whereas
armadillos typically only cause damage along the borders. Unless there are multiple armadillos
in the yard causing widespread damage, even then, the damage is still noticeably different than
that of raccoons.

Is it illegal to relocate an armadillo in Tennessee?

Yes, it is illegal to transport or relocate armadillos in Tennessee. While they are an important part of life in our area, sometimes the damage they cause can be a problem.

Top 5 cities near Memphis with armadillo problems

  1. Southaven
  2. West Memphis, Arkansas
  3. Bartlett
  4. Germantown
  5. Collierville

What do Armadillos in Memphis 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

An additional area of concern with armadillo’s is their propensity for digging a burrow (hole)
around the base of your home. This could void your termite warranty. Most pest control
companies will require you to get rid of the armadillo before they treat for termites. This is because digging around the foundation will destroy the barrier your pest control operator will install.

Setting up an armadillo trap

Armadillos & Diseases in Memphis, TN

Yes, armadillos can and do carry leprosy which is a bacterium. Leprosy can can take 3-5 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. If you’re looking to learn more about this in a quick read,
visit this link from the CDC.

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