Armadillo Control

Armadillo Control, Trapping & Removal Services

We can rid you of Armadillo problems safely and efficiently

Nine-banded armadillos thrive in warmer regions across the United States, especially in the southeast and southwest. They are known for their hard scaled armour and clawed toes used for digging. These unique creatures may look harmless but they can wreak havoc on your yards and lawns by digging near your house’s foundation or destroying your garden. If you’ve seen a burrow or damage on your property caused by one of these animals, it’s time to call the wildlife experts at Trutech to conduct a humane armadillo removal.

Our animal removal specialists are licensed to perform humane armadillo removal services at your home, in your yard, or in your garage. Since these animals can carry diseases such as leprosy, it is important to have an expert from Trutech conduct an efficient armadillo removal from your property.

You can trust Trutech because our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife maintenance industry. Backed by this experience, you are guaranteed that Trutech will help solve your armadillo control problems. Our specialists understand the needs of armadillos and have the tools and skills they need to control these creatures using the right precautions.

If you are worried about the well-being of your animal neighbors, rest assured that Trutech cares about the lives of all animals, big or small. Our environmentally sensitive armadillo removal services will remove armadillos from your property ethically and efficiently. With the help of Trutech, you can protect your property from potential damage caused by armadillos.

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Armadillos are unique among mammals because they have tan, bony shells that protect them like suits of armor. About the size of a large house cat, these animals can weigh between 10 and 15 pounds. The stubby legs of armadillos are tipped with long claws, which make them excellent diggers and climbers. The creatures can run swiftly despite their appearance and are capable swimmers, as well. Armadillos have pointed snouts and beady eyes.


Their diet mainly consists of insects, but armadillos also nibble on fruit and carrion given the opportunity. They use long tongues to lick up ants and termites in their nests. Other favorite foods include beetles, spiders, worms, and grubs. Occasionally, armadillos eat small frogs, lizards, snakes, or eggs as snacks.


Since they are dangerously susceptible to fatality in cold environments, armadillos prefer to make their homes in warm, temperate areas such as shrubby deserts, grasslands, and rainforests. The animals dig burrows with their powerful claws and sleep for up to 16 hours a day, emerging during twilight to search for food. Armadillos dig several burrows in the area surrounding their nests to use for escaping predators. Burrows are usually located in loose, sandy soils and entrances are strategically placed in the shelter of rocks, dense shrubs, or trees.




Burrows may inadvertently extend beneath houses, but armadillos are not inclined to enter human dwellings. However, they may venture into residential yards, agricultural properties, and pastures in search of adequate nesting sites or food sources.



Armadillos can cause problems when they dig in gardens and yards looking for grubs. Their feeding activities leave behind holes several inches deep, tear up flowerbeds, uproot shrubs and saplings, and destroy garden vegetables. Additionally, armadillo digging can undermine the structural integrity of foundations, driveways, and sidewalks when the animals burrow under these areas. Their digging while foraging for food and burrowing may also increase the potential for topsoil erosion. Armadillos have been known to carry the bacteria responsible for causing leprosy, which may transfer to humans who come into physical contact with the creatures.



The best way to exclude armadillos from private properties is to remove their access to food sources. Colonies of ants or termites in residential areas should be eliminated, which can be a rather involved process requiring the talents of pest control specialists. Although armadillos are proficient climbers and burrowers, they can be restricted from yards and gardens by installing outward-angled fences buried at least a foot into the ground.



Individuals should never attempt to trap or handle wild armadillos without the assistance of wildlife control specialists. Trutech wildlife experts can safely remove the nuisance animals and safeguard property owners from the risk of harmful bites, scratches, and bacterial infections.