Armadillo- "little armored one" originate from South America and not until the last century and are becoming more common in Kansas and Missouri. Armadillos will dig holes in the soil looking for insects to eat, these holes can be 3-5 inches wide and 1-3 feet deep. Armadillos burrow into the soil to make their homes. These burrows can be up to 7-8 feet wide and 15 feet deep! That can cause structural damage to a home, sidewalks and even underground wiring and pipes.