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Memphis Armadillo removal – Exterminators

Armadillo removal is sometimes necessary because armadillos can cause problems in the yard! 

How do you get rid of digging in the yard? Simple, you let us trap and remove the armadillos that are causing the problem.

How can you tell an armadillo is digging up your yard?

  • The digging is along the border of a path or garden
  • The damage is caused during the night
  • You have a big hole next to your foundation with a lot of dirt piled up in front of it





Is it illegal to relocate an armadillo in Tennessee?

It is illegal to transport or relocate armadillos in Tennessee. While they are an important part of life in our area, sometimes the damage they cause can be a problem.

What does armadillo damage look like?

Usually there is a large grapefruit sized hole going under the home with a large amount of dirt in front of it.

Armadillo damage can be confused with the digging of raccoons when it is in the yard.

We know the difference in the holes made by an armadillo vs. a raccoon.

Raccoons sometimes dig up the grass/soil as armadillos do but,raccoons do so by using their hands and armadillos use their  noses and powerful claws. You’ll have to look at the damage to see the difference and where it is located. Raccoons  cause damage to the entire lawn whereas armadillos typically only cause damage along the borders. Unless there are multiple armadillos in the yard  causing widespread damage, even then, the damage is still noticeably different than that of raccoons.

Armadillos - We cannot relocate them

Armadillos caught

Top 5 cities near Memphis with armadillo problems

  1. Southaven
  2. West Memphis, Arkansas
  3. Bartlett
  4. Germantown
  5. Collierville

Armadillo trapping setup


What do armadillos in Memphis eat?

Armadillos eat insects, worms, and grubs. It has been suggested that they can sense the movements of termites in the ground. They will eat fruit, small lizards and even the eggs of birds! Chances are if you have an armadillo hanging around there is a pretty good food source nearby. One thing to be concerned about is that if an armadillo is digging a burrow (hole) around the base of the house, this could void your termite warranty. Most pest control companies will require you to get rid of the armadillo before they treat for termites since new digging around the foundation will destroy the barrier your pest control operator will install.

Armadillos & Diseases in Memphis, TN

Yes, armadillos can and do carry leprosy which is a bacterium. Leprosy can can take 3-5 years to manifest itself and is usually transmitted via contact with body tissue or blood. You might not want to eat one! Practice good hygiene and wash your hands after gardening. this bacteria can die off pretty quick once its in the soil, especially if it’s hot and dry. If your looking to learn more about this in a quick read, visit this link from the CDC


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