QUESTION:

Help, armadillos have been foraging in my yard. At least a dozen new holes appear every day. I have not been able to locate their den. I think I also have moles. I currently have a lawn service treating my lawn for bugs & weeds, but the damage from both of these animals has seemed to escalate in the last month. Any suggestions and/or help would be greatly appreciated.

-DeLand, FL

ANSWER:

While lawn treatments can reduce the food source for moles and armadillos, it will not completely eradicate their supply. We encounter this situation quite often. I would suggest a control program for both pests, which includes trapping and deterrent to greatly reduce the time that they spend counteracting your landscaping! Both mole and armadillo control programs are monthly services.


QUESTION:

There is a hole near a tree stump and I believe there is some kind of burrowing animal making its home there. Armadillo maybe?

-Lorena, TX

ANSWER:

Burrowing animals are definitely attracted to old hollowed out tree stumps. To determine the species an inspection would be needed, because multiple burrowing animals would be attracted to that area. Example. Armadillo, Raccoon, Skunk, etc. If you were seeing areas around the tree stump or in your yard that have been rooted up, then the target animal may be Armadillos.