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I think we can all agree that armadillos are weird-looking animals. Their body has an outer shell that is made up of seven to nine bony rings that cover their body between their shoulders and hips. They have a long tail that is made up of bone-like plates. Their heads are small and narrow, with pig-like snouts that are used to dig. They have distinctive long toes with very sharp claws.

Armadillos are known for taking up residency on properties in the southern part of the United States. They are found digging up yards and gardens where they cause a significant amount of damage. They dig complex burrowing systems in the ground while searching for food such as grubs and insects.

If you are finding that the grass and dirt around your home, driveway, under the deck and other areas is disrupted, it’s time to call in a professional wildlife animal removal company.

It is never advised to remove armadillos on your own as there are risks involved which we outline below.

Professional and Effective Ways Armadillos Are Removed.

  • Armadillos must not only be removed safely and effectively but they must also be removed legally.
  • The proper trapping techniques are crucial to make sure the armadillo is trapped and removed without incident.
  • Knowledge of armadillos’ unique behavior before and after trapping is vital.
  • Amateur attempts to remove armadillos can go array.

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Because of the armadillo’s docile nature, one may feel that they will be easy to get rid of on their own. Not quite true. Because of their unique behavior, the task of removing them can be challenging. And we must know that any contact with them can put both humans and pets at risk, resulting in the diseases we mention below. 


As armadillos dig in lawns, uproot plants, and damage pavements, they can carry several dangerous diseases.

On rare occasions, they host rabies and parasitic worms.

In general, being infected with rabies is not the result of the armadillo’s aggression toward people and pets and is typically hard to catch. Since armadillos are docile animals and rabies can only be transmitted by their bite, humans and pets are at low risk of catching rabies.

If bitten, rabies is a potentially fatal armadillo disease.

The virus is slow to act, often taking a long time to display symptoms, such as agitation, fever and paralysis. If the patient is treated early the virus can be curable, however, if not the survival rate is low.


Even though armadillos are pretty much harmless when threatened, they will claw at humans and pets alike.

As they are carriers of the mycobacterium leprae bacteria known to cause leprosy, when they are on the defense and attack using their claw, the bacteria can be transmitted to both humans and pets, resulting in the disease leprosy.

And with leprosy comes debilitating side effects. The disease typically starts with lesions and discolored patches on the skin. As the illness progresses, symptoms such as skin growth, paralysis or disfigurement of the feet and hands, and blindness can happen. 

Leprosy can be treated with antibiotics, steroids, and.  thalidomide which suppresses the immune system. Without treatment, leprosy can permanently damage nerves, skin, arms, legs, feet and eyes.


Take back control of your home by getting armadillo removal services from Precision Pest and Wildlife Removal. We’ll safely remove these odd-looking animals from your yard, so you no longer have to worry about these intruders.

By hiring us, you can rest assured you are getting the best armadillo removal services.

To learn more about our complete wildlife removal services or schedule an appointment, give us a call, send us an email, or fill out our secure online form. One of our expert wildlife and pest control reps will get back to you quickly. 

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