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Armadillos and Armadillo Removal

If you have, or suspect you may have an Armadillo problem, please call Wildlife Solutions at 1-800-932-7287 to talk to one of our experts. You can also contact us here.

Armadillos are solitary, primarily nocturnal, insectivorous animals, and are mostly blind. They can frequently be found foraging for termites, ants, mole crickets, etc.. around dusk. They are somewhat territorial, marking their territories with gland secretions, urine, and feces. Females typically tend to have exclusive, clearly defined territories, whereas the males have larger territories that may overlap and coincide with the territories of several females.

Mating usually takes place from July through August of each year. To ensure that their young are produced during a favorable time, implantation may not occur for 3-4 years. Once implantation occurs, gestation typically takes 3 to 4 months, during which time identical quadruplets are produced. The young will typically stay in the burrow for approximately three months, feeding off of the mother's milk.

Armadillos are extensive burrowers, with a single animal sometimes maintaining up to 12 burrows in their territory. A typical burrow is roughly 8 inches wide, 7 feet deep, and up to 25 feet long. Burrows can usually be found in moist, firmly packed soil. In residential areas these burrows can usually be found under the foundation of homes and around the air conditioning slab.

Common armadillo complaints that we at Wildlife Solutions receive are: armadillos damaging sod, armadillos damaging landscaping, armadillos digging in yard, and armadillos burrowing in gardens.

Wildlife Solutions' staff are experts in armadillo removal, armadillo control, armadillo proofing, and damage restoration. Typical solutions include:

  • An inspection to identify damage and potential burrows
  • Trapping and removal of the offending animals
  • Surface filling and capping of burrows
  • Cleanup of biological attractants
For more information please call 1-800-932-7287 or see our What We do and Pricing pages.