By Katja ZSM - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
July 7, 2016
July 7, 2016


Generally found across South America, armadillos have made their way up to states as north as South Carolina where the climate is warm and humid. While less of a danger than most wild animals, armadillos can cause expensive damage to landscapes and driveways from their digging. Armadillos are also vulnerable to Leprosy and, though rare, can transmit the disease to humans. Removal should be done by a professional because handling armadillos without the proper equipment creates a greater chance of getting cut from their hard shell, potentially transmitting the disease.