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Armadillo Trapping In Millington TN
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Armadillo Removal In Millington TN

Armadillo Trapping In Millington TN - Armadillo Removal

The nine-banded Armadillo is found only in the United States. The Spanish word for Armadillo is “little armored one”. This animal is unique as it is the only mammal with a hard shell.  This leathery shell is tough and flexible with armor-like plates. 

About 90% of the Armadillo diet consists of insects, including spiders and scorpions. Their nocturnal foraging habit makes them active only at night. Otherwise, they spend about 16 hours a day sleeping. Armadillos are not social animals and only get together with other armadillos to mate or keep warm.  Armadillos have no fat stores to insulate against the cold. They do not hibernate, so they prefer temperate habitats as they cannot survive prolonged freezing weather.

Armadillo Trapping In Millington TN - Armadillo Damage

An armadillo uses its long nose to root and powerful claws to dig. Their long heads with pointy snouts create a cone-shaped hole several inches deep with a large amount of dirt banked up around it. Holes caused by Armadillos often look similar to holes caused by raccoons, but raccoons use their hand-like paws to dig. The shape of the dirt piled up around the hole is different. Armadillos usually create damage in the garden or along the border of a path. Raccoons generally cause damage to an entire lawn. It’s easy for a trained wildlife professional to spot the difference between damage done by raccoons and damage caused by armadillos.

Armadillo Removal In Millington TN - Armadillo Babies

Armadillos have a unique manner of reproduction. They breed in late Fall, yet the embryo manages to somehow lay dormant until springtime. A nine-banded armadillo will deliver four gender-identical pups in each litter.  All four pups develop from the same egg and share the same placenta.  Armadillos are the only mammal that regularly deliver multiple young  formed from a single egg. 

Armadillo babies are born with their eyes open and quickly become mobile within a few hours of birth. The mother nurses her babies until they are weaned at approximately two months of age. The pups remain with the mother until the next breeding season. These juveniles usually mature and are ready to mate around the age of two years.

Armadillo Trapping In Millington TN - Do Armadillos Have Diseases?

While Armadillos can host parasitic worms and even rabies on rare occasions, most conversations around Armadillo diseases is about Leprosy.  The name alone causes panic!

The only mammals that can be infected with the Leprosy virus are humans, armadillos and Mangabey monkeys. In some locations, more than 20% of Armadillos are infected. Leprosy is a slowly-evolving infection that can take years for symptoms to appear. 

There are some people who eat armadillo meat and say it tastes like pork!  If you are going to eat the meat, take precautions. Make sure to cook the meat until it is well-done. The greatest risk of virus contact is during the cleaning and dressing of the animal for consumption.  Exposure to body fluids and tissue carries a high risk. 

We also perform wildlife trapping in Millington 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. 

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