We caught these two at the same place.

Customer Armadillo Email: Dear David, Thank you for all the information on armadillos. I've learned a lot about them from you, the internet, and unfortunately firsthand experience. One recently adopted my yard and wreaked havoc and did terrible damage, not only that he ripped up my yard (do you get the idea his gardening skills were not appreciated?). I don't have a "lawn" but have hundreds of cultivated plants this critter was digging up. We tried to trap him but could not, so I was finally forced into nightly vigils. My dog and I finally cornered him under the car but he still got away. After that my dog flushed him out a couple more times, but I never saw him again. I found if I patrolled the property around 2:00 a.m. and again at 4:00 a.m. I was able to thwart the rascal and prevent damage. Needless to say, it's not possible to jump out of deep slumber, go armadillo hunting, and then jump immediately back into dreamland - twice a night! My question/problem is, without allowing the armadillo to cause damage again, how can I know he is gone for good? Once chased off, do they stay gone? (Of course another could take his place.) Or must I remain sleep deprived from now on? I didn't notice any information about whether they hibernate or not (perhaps I could sleep then?). Your expert opinion would be welcome. Thank you, Nissa

My Answer: No, once chased off, an armadillo won't stay away. They are primitive creatures, they don't learn well, and it'll be back. Your best bet is to trap and remove the armadillo, which is no problem for a skilled wildlife trapper.

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The Nine-Banded Armadillo is definitely an unusual creature. They are not native to anywhere in the United States. They were introduced from Central and South America. This nocturnal creature actually sleeps about 20 hours per day, inside a large burrow that it dug. It has several such burrows, and if you're concerned about dillos on your property, there's a good chance you've already noticed a big armadillo hole dug out near your house. This animal emerges at night and forages for insects, primarily underground earthworms and grubs. They can dig up a lot of dirt in one night, and you may have noticed your nice yard or landscaping dug full of small holes. There are many interesting facts regarding this mammal, such as the fact that mothers always give birth to quadruplets, so if you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Armadillos page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals such as dillos. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or armadillo control issues.

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