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Armadillo Trapping In Germantown TN
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Armadillo Removal In Germantown TN

Armadillo Trapping In Germantown TN - Armadillo Removal

Armadillos are a misunderstood, fascinating species.  Yes, they look like an alien life form, but they are excellent to have around for the control of insects.  They also eat snakes, snails, and spiders!  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.  
These facts may not be a comfort to you as you gaze upon the damage done to your yard and garden.  But these animals are simply foraging for food in an effort to survive.  But once they begin to cause damage in yards or dig burrows under your home, they do need to be removed.  These burrows can invalidate your termite policy, too!

Armadillo Trapping In Germantown TN - Armadillo Damage

For most people, armadillos become a nuisance when their rooting and digging cause damage to lawns, gardens, and flowerbeds.  For farmers, one armadillo can have as many as 15 burrows, 7-8 inches in diameter, and 2-25 feet long on a 10-acre tract of land.  This also makes armadillo burrows a danger for livestock in pastures that could easily break a leg if they step into a burrow when running.

Germantown loves its horses, and most horse lovers are aware of Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), which is a common neurological disease of horses.  This disease can be spread by both armadillos and opossums.

Armadillo Removal In Germantown TN - Armadillo Reproduction

These animals breed in July, yet the embryo manages to somehow lay dormant until November.  Their gestation period is 2-5 months. The nine-banded armadillo delivers 4 identical pups of the same gender in each litter.  Armadillos are the only mammal that regularly deliver multiple young that form from a single egg. 

Pups are born with their eyes open and become mobile within a few hours of birth. The mother nurses her babies until they are weaned at approximately 2 months.  Their life span is 4-30 years unless it decides to cross a highway.  When startled, an armadillo will  leap 3 feet straight up in the air before running, which could explain why so many end up as roadkill.

Armadillo Trapping In Germantown TN - Do Armadillos Have Diseases?

A bacteria known as Mycobacterium leprae or M. Leprae is the primary cause Hansen’s disease, better known as Leprosy.  Humans, armadillos, and mangabey monkeys are the only mammals that can be infected with leprosy.  It can take 3-5 years for symptoms of leprosy to manifest.
Some people refer to armadillos as Poor Man’s Pork.  Yes, there are people that eat armadillos and say it tastes like pork!  The meat must be cooked thoroughly to ensure that it is noninfectious.   It is possible to contract leprosy through contact with uncooked body tissue or fluids.  If the bacteria is in the soil it will die off the soil is hot and dry.  Still, it is wise to develop good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly any time you work in soil.

We also perform wildlife trapping in Germantown 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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