Armadillos Feed On Grubs, Worms & Beetles
November 01, 2017
Armadillos are a common pest problem throughout the American southwest. These strange, armored mammals thrive in warm environments and have adapted remarkably well to their North American homes. Armadillos use their strong claws to dig burrows and search for food, which leads to a common problem for homeowners in these southwestern areas. Armadillos are known for digging up flowers and vegetables in their never-ending search for food. What’s more, these animals are incredibly tenacious pests, and attempting to get rid of them on one’s own may result in an extended (and expensive) ground war.
Attempting to replace the flowers and other plants that these pests have destroyed without first ensuring that the armadillos won’t return the very next day is paramount. Baiting, trapping, and removing these pests can sometimes be a complicated process, which is why it’s a good idea to call your local pest control expert right away if you suspect that armadillos have been running amok on your property.
Armadillos are known for their armored hide, which provides the bulk of their protection against predators like coyotes and vultures. In addition to their armor, however, armadillos are surprisingly good at swimming, and can also run quickly if the need arises. These animals are primarily nocturnal, so it’s likely that homeowners will see evidence of armadillo activity rather than the animals themselves. More to the point, the fact that they’re rarely ever seen during the day means it’s particularly difficult to determine exactly how many armadillos are causing problems for you.
Be that as it may, trapping is still one of the cheapest, most humane, and most reliable methods of armadillo removal. Armadillos are clever animals, but they have been known to favor a few observable routes through their preferred hunting grounds. They tend to stick close to cover, should the need arise for them to defend themselves, so placing traps next to a fence or a wall line is generally a good idea.
If you can locate their burrow, you can also place a trap at the entrance, so there’s no chance that an armadillo could possibly miss it. Once you manage to trap an armadillo, you can fairly easily relocate it to a wooded, out-of-the-way area. Even with this precaution, it’s still possible for other armadillos to enter your yard, which means that maintaining constant vigilance is key to a long-term armadillo removal program.
Cantu Pest & Termite cares about the safe and humane trapping of the wildlife that has invaded your home or business. We believe that wildlife invaders do not have to be killed in order to solve the invasion. After our professionals have properly and thoroughly employed measures that will eliminate future wildlife infestation then the property owner may choose to have any wildlife in and around the property caught in humane traps.
If armadillos or other pests have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest & Termite and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.