Armadillos are not known for getting into houses, but they can impact your San Antonio area yard nonetheless. Learn more about armadillo problems below, and if you are experiencing armadillo damage on your property, call Wildlife X Team® San Antonio at 830.253.2810.
Common Armadillo Issues
Armadillos are not known for getting into houses, but they can impact your San Antonio area yard nonetheless. Learn more about armadillo problems below:
Armadillo Yard Damage
The diet of armadillos consists primarily of grubs and insects (nearly 90% of their diet), which means the banded mammals will be prominent in your yard. Farmers have reported a significant issue with armadillos causing crop damage with their digging habits.
They exist primarily outside, but armadillos’travel behavior is often alongside roads. Their digging habits have been known to weaken roadways and bridges to the point of collapse in extreme cases. They can cause the same weakness along your home’s foundation.
Get Rid of Armadillos
However uncommon, armadillos, like any other wildlife animal, are not a creature you want to have on your property. Call 830.253.2810 today to talk with an armadillo specialist in Wildlife X Team® San Antonio. We can remove armadillos from your property and prevent any future armadillo problems.
What’s the Deal with Armadillos?
- A unique wildlife critter and the state small mammal of Texas, the armadillo is a mammal covered in natural armor-like bony scales that are composed of keratin (like human hair and nails). This shield is referred to as the osteoderm. The nine-banded armadillo is the only species of armadillo that lives in North America, and its nine bands are actually movable, allowing for flexibility. Their plates overlap and provide extra protection.
- Giant armadillos have been known to grow over 3 feet long, but the North American species, the nine-banded armadillo, typically grows between 1.5–2 feet including its tail.
- Armadillos are one of the only animals known to carry the disease of leprosy, which can cause irreversible skin, nerve, limb and eye damage if left untreated.