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Armadillo Trapping In Cordova TN
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Armadillo Removal In Cordova TN

Armadillo Trapping In Cordova TN - Armadillo Removal

A strange-looking creature, the Armadillo is the only mammal that has a hard shell. The barrel-shaped leathery shell is tough and flexible with armor-like plates. Aptly named, “Armadillo” is Spanish for “little armored one”. These unusual animals are related to sloths and anteaters.

Armadillos are a nocturnal animal and very active at night. That’s probably because they have spent up to 16 hours a day sleeping! They are not social animals and only assemble with other armadillos to mate or keep warm in cool weather.  Armadillos do not hibernate and have no fat stores to insulate against the cold. Therefore, they prefer temperate climates since they cannot survive prolonged freezing weather. 

Armadillo Trapping In Cordova TN - Armadillo Damage

Armadillo foraging can cause considerable damage to plant roots in gardens and landscaping. Known for extensive digging, and territorial marking with urine and feces, the burrows they leave behind welcome other nuisance animals such as skunks, rats and snakes.

No one wants their yard or garden dug up by Armadillos. Raccoon diggings often look similar to damage caused by Armadillos; however, the shape of the dirt piled around the hole is different. Cone-shaped holes about 3″ deep, with dirt piled around, is indication of Armadillo damage. They also locate burrows around foundations, terraces or walkways,  and often have several dens in the area to use for escape.

Armadillo Removal In Cordova TN - Armadillo Babies

Nine-banded Armadillo reproduction is fascinating!  They are the only mammal in which multiple identical-gender young form from a single egg. These Armadillos breed in late Fall, yet the embryo somehow remains dormant for months until birth in the Spring to a litter of four identical same-sex pups. 

About the size of a golf ball, Armadillo babies are born with their eyes open and are quickly mobile within a few hours of birth. The mother nurses her babies until they are weaned  and begin to forage for themselves at two months of age.  The juveniles will remain with the mother until the next breeding season in the Fall. They usually mature and are ready to mate around the age of two years.

Armadillo Trapping In Cordova TN - Do Armadillos Have Diseases?

Like many wildlife animals, Armadillos will carry fleas, ticks and parasitic worms. However, the greatest danger about Armadillos is that they can carry the Leprosy virus!

The only mammals that can be infected with Leprosy are humans, armadillos, and Mangabey monkeys.

Contact with Armadillos is a risk factor for Leprosy. However, in the lower parts of some Southern states, there are people who eat armadillo meat and say it tastes like pork!  The meat must be cooked thoroughly (well-done). The greatest risk of exposure is during the cleaning and preparation for consumption.  Contact with body fluids and tissue can result in exposure to the Leprosy virus. 

We also perform wildlife trapping in Cordova TN for rats, mice, squirrels, skunks, 

moles, opossums, raccoons,  and much more. 

So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property, 

give Apex Wildlife Control a call today. 

We are happy to help!

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