Armadillos, known in Alabama as the “possum on a half shell”, have become very prevalent in the great state of Georgia. They are the only mammal in Georgia with a shell, which makes them very unique in their appearance. A female armadillo produces one litter of four young per year. Normally, they give birth in March or April, and their young are weaned after three months. Armadillos are insectivores and are considered a pest that has no natural predators (other than cars).
While these pests rarely carry any diseases that we as humans need to fear, they can carry leprosy, which has gotten them a lot of negative press over the years. This disease is not easily spread to humans, but because of this, armadillos are used a lot in medical research for leprosy. They also have been known to carry different types of parasites.
The main issues with armadillos arise from digging and destroying people’s yards and landscaping. Over the years in the nuisance wildlife business, we have seen some pretty incredible damage caused by armadillos in as little as one night. Sometimes they burrow next to home foundations, which can cause water accumulation, leading to foundational water damage. These issues make armadillo removal and relocation a necessity. All in all, armadillos are massive nuisances in most residential environments.
If you have armadillos that are destroying your yard and landscaping and need some assistance, call us today! We would love to help you solve your armadillo problem! The experts with Jason’s Wildlife Removal are individually licensed through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators. Professionals like us are trained to safely and humanely remove the armadillos and leave your yard more beautiful than ever. Every job is different, so call us today, and we can come up with a plan for you!