Armadillo Trapping and Control
Armadillos are very common in the Houston and can be nuisances to homeowners. They like loose soils like loamy or sandy soils. Yards and grassy open areas are home to numerous armadillo throughout Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery Counties, Texas. We often find them burrowing in lawns. We also see them under decks, patios, and porches. Commonly called dillo, they eats insects, like earthworms, grubs and others found in lawns. Your well manicured lawn is a buffet for them. If they burrow into your yard you will find a pile of dirt on your lawn near the opening.
They will dig up lawns and mulched landscaping areas to feed on the insects there. They can destroy landscaping very quickly and this can get costly. So call a wildlife expert as soon as you see evidence of them burrowing on your property.
Armadillo Trapping Houston
Trapping and relocation is usually where the professional will start with armadillos in Houston. We know how to trap them properly and safely. This is such a common problem in the area that over the years our experts have gained extensive experience with trapping and removal.
If you find one dead under a deck we can deal with that as well. We will remove the animal and completely deodorize the affected areas. They can be found in many places including basements. They should be removed as soon as they can, no matter where they are found. Even in outdoor locations the odor will be strong and you will want it dealt with. It will also attract insects and even other animals looking to feed on the carcass. This can lead to further home damage.
Is it dangerous to touch an armadillo?
For general health reasons, avoid contact with armadillos whenever possible. The risk is very low and most people who come into contact with armadillos are unlikely to get Hansen’s disease.
How can I remove a problem armadillo from my property?
Removing an armadillo that has burrowed in your yard or under your house can be quite a problem. We must first evict the animal from its den, and then close up the hole so it can’t return. We set alive trap over the opening, so that it will be caged as it emerges. It will be released well away from your property so it won’t find its way back.
Are armadillos dangerous?
They are wild animals, and any wild animal should be treated with caution and respect, but the average armadillo is not a dangerous creature. They are capable of harming people with their strong claws if they are handled incorrectly, but in most cases they will run away when they feel that they are in danger.