You go out to enter your vehicle and see all of your carefully planted bulbs pulled from the ground or missing. Your yard looks like an army of bad golfers came through during the night, leaving dozens of divots all around the area. What could do this much damage?
This is how most people find they have an armadillo living on their property. As their scope has increased and they’ve moved farther north, a growing number of folks are having issues with armadillos.
Armadillos have evolved into digging machines. The armadillo has poor vision but can smell a bug a very long way off. They’re 8-17 lbs, about the size of the opossum. Armadillos have one litter a year consisting of four infants of the identical sex. They’re born in a nest at the burrow.
Armadillos Are seldom seen because they are mostly active at night throughout the summer, even though they may work throughout the day in the winter. In actuality, 90 percent of the diet is insects, together with the rest being Raccoon Poop, berries, and tender plants.
The trouble with armadillos comes in once the armadillo smells an insect in your backyard. She does not need to eat the plant, however, she digs it up so that she could get to the insect beside it.
If fencing is not an option you can try a few different approaches. It’s possible to shoot at the armadillo, if you’re somewhere that’s allowed or you can attempt to trap it. I’d go with trapping it, myself. Armadillos can be tricky to trap only because they don’t follow a set pattern.
Additionally it is prohibited to release an armadillo on somebody else’s property without written consent. That leaves deadly disposal. Most pest control companies will come out to get a fee and gather the armadillo so that you don’t need to do that yourself.
Armadillos Have been in existence since the era of the dinosaurs. They were the size of Volkswagens then. They dig than we kill them. Bear in mind, they were here first.