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Armadillo Removal
There are several species of armadillos but the main species found in the
United States is the Nine-banded armadillo or the Long-nosed armadillo.  
Armadillos have for digging.  Armadillos dig dens or burrows under houses,
porches, at the base of trees, under walkways, driveways and other
structures that range from 1 to 10 ft deep and up to 25 ft long.  These
armadillo dens can weaken any of these structures and cause major
damage.  Armadillos feed on ants, termites and other small invertebrates
like grubs.  They will dig or root shallow holes in the ground about 1-3
inches deep and 3-6 inches wide to locate their food.  This rooting occurs in
lawns, flowerbeds, gardens, golf courses and in farmer’s fields.  

Q: Why do armadillos dig holes under my home?

Q: I have more than one armadillo den in my yard. Does that mean I have more than one armadillo?

Q: Why do the armadillos dig small holes all over my yard?

Q: If I leave the armadillo alone will it just go away?

Q: Can I just fill in the hole under my house?

Q: Why should I remove an armadillo?

Q: I have pets. Will an armadillo bite?

Q: Do armadillos carry diseases?

Q: Will mothballs get rid of armadillos?

Q: Iíve seen baby armadillos run through my yard. How many baby armadillos can there be?

Q: I found a hole under my fence. Is this from an armadillo?

Q: If I bury the armadillo den will the armadillo die?

Q: Do armadillos really jump?

Q: I hear noises in the attic. Could it be an armadillo?

Q: I live in a mobile home. Something mad a big hole in my air conditioning duct work. Was it an armadillo?

Q: What kind of bait can I use to attract armadillos?

Q: An armadillo died under my house. If I leave it there will the smell go away?

Q: Why do armadillos dig holes under my home?

A: Armadillos dig holes in the ground called burrows or dens. These armadillo dens are used as shelter and can be up to 15 feet deep and 15 feet long.

Q: I have more than one armadillo den in my yard. Does that mean I have more than one armadillo?

A: Not necessarily. Armadillos can dig up to 15 or more dens and use them randomly.

Q: Why do the armadillos dig small holes all over my yard?

A: Armadillos feed on small insects like grubs and worms. They dig small holes in your yard, mulch, garden, ext to seek out their food source.

Q: If I leave the armadillo alone will it just go away?

A: No. Armadillos usually have more than one den. If you do not see any activity for a while the armadillo is probably in another den. Leaving this den open can lead to that armadillo coming back or another armadillo making it his/her home. The most effective way to get rid of the armadillo is by trapping and then filling in its den.

Q: Can I just fill in the hole under my house?

A: No. If the armadillo is still in its den then it will dig its way out. If it happens to be out of the hole it will dig a new one. Again the best way to get rid of armadillos is by trapping and then filling in its den.

Q: Why should I remove an armadillo?

A: Armadillos can be very destructive. The holes they dig in your grass to find their food can destroy a yard in very little time. The holes they dig under your home and can weaken the structure. Bushes, sidewalks and sheds can cave in from an armadillo den.

Q: I have pets. Will an armadillo bite?

A: No, but they will scratch if they feel threatened. Their first instinct is to run away but they will defend themselves if cornered.

Q: Do armadillos carry diseases?

A: Armadillos have been known to carry the bacterium that causes leprosy. The only incidences that armadillos have transmitted the disease to humans have been from eating the under cooked meat of an armadillo. If your dog likes to hunt armadillos then strongly discourage this.

Q: Will mothballs get rid of armadillos?

A: No. There are some repellants for armadillos that can help in preventing an armadillo in taking residence but the only true way to get rid of them are by trapping.

Q: Iíve seen baby armadillos run through my yard. How many baby armadillos can there be?

A: An armadillo can have up to 8 young.

Q: I found a hole under my fence. Is this from an armadillo?

A: Not necessarily. Armadillos will dig holes under fences but so will other animals depending on the size of the hole. Raccoons, opossum, dogs, skunks, foxes and coyotes will dig larger holes and moles, voles and sometimes rats and mice will dig smaller holes.

Q: If I bury the armadillo den will the armadillo die?

A: Probably not. The armadillo is designed for digging. It will dig its way out of the hole or make a new tunnel to escape. It is best to trap the armadillo and then bury the den.

Q: Do armadillos really jump?

A: Yes. They can jump up to 3 feet when they are startled. This is one of the main reasons armadillos are very known for being road kill. When armadillos see the headlights they jump to the height of a vehicleís bumper.

Q: I hear noises in the attic. Could it be an armadillo?

A: No. Armadillos prefer digging holes in the ground. They could be living under your house but most likely will not live in your attic. The noises in the attic could be from rats, mice, raccoons, opossum, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.

Q: I live in a mobile home. Something made a big hole in my air conditioning duct work. Was it an armadillo?

A: Its possible but not likely. Opossum, raccoons, rats and squirrels are notorious for digging holes in a/c duct work.

Q: What kind of bait can I use to attract armadillos?

A: There are different theories as to what can attract an armadillo. Because the armadillo feeds underground none of these theories actually work. It takes precision and technique to trap the armadillo. The professionals at Allstar Animal Removal are very skilled at trapping armadillos.

Q: An armadillo died under my house. If I leave it there will the smell go away?

A: Depending on the season it could take a very long time for the smell of any dead animal to go away. In the summer a dead animal can smell very strong for a few weeks and then start to get better. In the winter the smell might not be as bad but could last for months. In either case it is important to get the dead animal removed professionally. The smell can be dangerous for someone with respiratory problems and any ecto-parasites that were living on the animal need to be exterminated. Allstar Animal Removal will remove the dead animal, exterminate the ecto-parasites and deodorize to reduce the smell.

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Pinellas County Armadillo Control
Baypines - Belleair - Clearwater - Crystal Beach - Dunedin - Gulfport - Indian Rocks Beach - Indian Shores - Kenneth
City - Largo - Madeira Beach - Oldsmar - Ozona - Palm Harbor - Pass-A-Grille Beach - Pinellas Park - Redington
Beach - Safety Harbor - Saint Petersburg - Seminole - South Pasadena - St. Pete Beach - Sunset Beach - Tarpon
Springs - Tierra Verde - Treasure Island

Hillsborough County Armadillo Control
Apollo Beach - Balm - Bloomingdale - Brandon - Carrollwood Village - Dover - Gibsonton - Lithia - Lutz - Mango - Plant
City - Riverview - Ruskin - Seffner - Sun City Center - Tampa - Temple Terrace - Thonotosassa - Valrico - Wimauma -
Ybor City

Pasco County Armadillo Control
Dade City - Holiday - Hudson -Land O Lakes -New Port Richey - Odessa - Port Richey - San Antonio - Trintiy - Wesley
Chapel – Zephyrhills

Sarasota County Armadillo Control
Nokomis - Osprey - North Port - Sarasota – Venice

Manatee County Armadillo Control
Anna Maria - Bradenton - Bradenton Beach - Holmes Beach - Longboat Key - Myakka City - Oneco – Palmetto

Charlotte County Armadillo Control
Cleveland - Grove City - Palm Island - Placida - Port Charlotte - Punta Gorda - Rotonda – Solana

Hernando County Armadillo Control
Brooksville - Herrnando Beach - Masaryktown - Ridge Manor - Spring Hill - Weeki Wachee

Duval County Armadillo Control
Atlantic Beach - Baldwin - Jacksonville - Jacksonville Beach - Mayport - Neptune Beach

St Johns County Armadillo Control
Crescent Beach - Elkton - Fort Matanzas - Fruit Cove - Hastings - Marineland - Palm Valley - Ponte Vedra - Ponte
Vedra Beach - St. Augustine - St. Augustine Beach - Switzerland - Vilano Beach

Clay County Armadillo Control
Bellair, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights, Middleburg, Orange Park, Penney Farms

Polk County Armadillo Control
Auburndale - Bartow - Davenport - Dundee - Eagle Lake - Fedhaven - Fort Meade - Frostproof - Haines City - Highland
Park - Hillcrest Heights - Indian Lake Estates - Lake Alfred - Lake Hamilton - Lake Wales - Lakeland - Mulberry -
Nalcrest - Polk City - Providence - Winter Haven

Citrus County Armadillo Control
Beverly Hills - Black Diamond - Citrus Hills - Citrus Springs - Crystal River - Floral City - Hernando - Homosassa
Springs - Homosassa - Inverness - Lecanto - Pine Ridge - Surgarmill Woods

Osceola County Armadillo Control
Campbell - Celebration - Champions Gate - Kenansville - Kissimmee - Poinciana - St. Cloud

Orange County Armadillo Control
Alafaya - Apopka - Bay Lake - Belle Isle - Christmas - Doctor Phillips - Eatonville - Edgewood - Hunter's Creek - Lake
Buena Vista - Maitland - Oakland - Ocoee - Orlando - Tangerine - Windermere - Winter Garden - Winter Park –
Zellwood

Seminole County Armadillo Control
Altamonte Springs - Casselberry - Geneva - Lake Mary - Lake Monroe - Longwood - Oviedo - Sanford - Winter Springs

Broward County Armadillo Control
Coconut Creek - Cooper City - Coral Springs - Dania Beach - Davie - Deerfield Beach - Fort Lauderdale - Hallandale
Beach - Hillsboro Beach - Hollywood - Lauderdale Lakes - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea - Lauderhill - Lazy Lake -
Lighthouse Point - Margate - Miramar - North Lauderdale - Oakland Park - Parkland - Pembroke Park - Pembroke
Pines - Plantation - Pompano Beach - Port Everglades - Sea Ranch Lakes - Southwest Ranches - Sunrise - Tamarac -
West Park - Weston - Wilton Manors

Palm Beach County Armadillo Control
Atlantis - Belle Glade - Boca Raton - Boynton Beach - Briny Breezes - Canal Point - Cloud Lake - Delray Beach - Glen
Ridge – Golf – Greenacres - Gulf Stream – Haverhill - Highland Beach – Hypoluxo - Juno Beach – Jupiter - Jupiter Inlet
Colony - Lake Clarke Shores - Lake Park - Lake Worth – Lantana – Loxahatchee – Manalapan - Mangonia Park -
North Palm Beach - Ocean Ridge – Pahokee - Palm Beach - Palm Beach Gardens - Palm Beach Shores - Palm Springs
- Riviera Beach - Royal Palm Beach – Sandcut - South Bay - South Palm Beach – Tequesta – Wellington - West Palm
Beach

Florida Panhandle

Escambia - Bellview, Brent, Brownsville, Century, Cantonment, Ensley, Gonzalez, Molino, Muscogee, Myrtle Grove,
Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Warrington, West Pensecola
Santa Rosa - Avalon Beach, Bagdad, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Munson, Navarre, Pace
Okaloosa - Baker, Cinco Bayou, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Laurel Hill, Mary Esther, Niceville, Shalimar,
Valparaiso
Walton - DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Paxton, Point Washington, Redbay, Santa Rosa Beach
Holmes - Bonifay, Esto, Noma, Ponce De Leon, Westville
Washington - Caryville, Chipley, Ebro, Greenhead, New Hope, Sunny Hills, Vernon, Wausau
Bay - Bayou George, Bear Creek, Callaway, Cedar Grove, Fountain, Hiland Park, Laguna Beach, Lynn Haven, Mexico
Beach, Millville, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, Rosemary Beach, Sand Hills, Sandy Creek, Southport,
Springfield, West Bay, West Panama City Beach, Youngstown
Jackson - Alford, Bascom, Campbelltown, Cottondale, Graceville, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Jacob City, Malone,
Marianna, Sneads
Calhoun - Altha, Blountstown
Liberty – Bristol
Gulf - Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka
Franklin - Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint
Gadsden - Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway, Mount Pleasant, Quincy
Leon - Tallahassee, Woodville
Wakulla - Crawfordville, Sopchoppy, Smith Creek, St. Marks, Wakulla Beach, Wakulla Springs
Jefferson – Capps, Drifton, Lamont, Lloyd, Monticello, Wacissa
Madison - Greenville, Lee, Madison
Taylor - Perry, Steinhatchee
Hamilton - Jasper, Jennings, Madison, White Springs
Suwannee - Branford, Dowling Park, Live Oak, McAlpin, O'Brien, Three Rivers, Wellborn
Lafayette - Day, Mayo
Dixie - Cross City, Horseshoe Beach, Old Town
Columbia - Fort White, Lake City, Lulu, Watertown
Union - Lake Butler, Raiford, Worthington Springs
Bradford - Brooker, Hampton, Lawtey, Starke
Gilchrist – Trenton
Alachua - Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Micanopy, Newberry, Waldo
Levy - Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Morriston, Rosewood, Otter Creek, Williston,
Yankeetown

Mobile County Armadillo Control
Axis - Bates Field - Bayou La Batre - Bucks - Chastang - Chickasaw - Chunchula - Citronelle - Coden - Creola -
Dauphin Island - Eight Mile - Grand Bay - Irvington - Magazine - Maybank - Mobile - Mount Vernon - Oakville -
Overlook - Plateau - Prichard - Saint Elmo - Saraland - Satsuma - Semmes - Serina - Theodore - Wilmer

Houston County Armadillo Control
Ashford - Avon - Columbia - Cottonwood - Cowarts - Dothan - Five Points - Gordon - Gordon Landing - Kinsey - Madrid
- Memphis - Northside - Pansey - Rehobeth - Taylor - Webb
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