It takes experience to catch them.

Customer Armadillo Email: I am getting underground holes near the house and on the bottom edge of the fence. I suspect they are either armadillos or raccoons or opossums, and because they are dropping near the pool --which is not covered – they are becoming a nuisance. I asked my neighbors and they tell me that they are having the same problem. What can we do to get rid of these creatures? We are afraid that these animals can attack one when one steps out at night – and they could be rabid! Is there an agency in Orange County Florida that can help remove them? The pest control store tells me that I cannot trap them as I am not licensed to remove and dispose of a wildlife. Any suggestions are welcomed! Udeth

My Answer: Yes, that's almost certainly armadillo activity, but no, there is no agency in Orange County that will remove them for you. You need to hire a wildlife trapping person such as myself, or anyone else you can find. I'd be happy to help you out if you want to hire me.

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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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