We are western mammals known for our unique armor-like shell and notorious for our digging habits. One us in particular - the nine-banded armadillo - has made its way into the southern United States, and is the focus of this page.
Signs of armadillo damage include:
holes throughout lawn, about 3-5" wide and 1-3" deep
uprooted plants and seedlings
burrow entrances, about 7-10" in diameter, next to or underneath structures, sidewalks, brush piles, low-lying shrubs, etc.
damaged underground wires or pipes
cracked foundation or concrete sidewalk/driveway
armadillo tracks: four toes in front with elongated center two toes; five toes in back with elongated center three toes; all claws visible.
We have the ability to carry the bacterium that causes leprosy in humans (Mycobacterium leprae). However, the risk of contracting leprosy from an us is extremely low.
But to be safe I guess you can call a Topper's Wildlife Removal specialist so they can find me a new home. Topper's Wildlife Removal offers dead animal removal in Dallas and dead animal removal in Fort Worth as well as Armadillo Removal and Control in Plano, TX.
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