Keep Away Unwanted Armadillos
If you have more than one armadillo that is regularly coming to the yard then it can really cause a lot of trouble for many householders, because they are creatures that love to dig and burrow looking for insects. As well as digging around in soil and lawned areas looking for food, for people who keep their garbage in the yard the armadillos will also rip open the bags and root through the garbage looking for things to eat. These are all features that can help people identify that the animals in their yard are armadillos, and it is natural for people to want to catch these animals and to get them out of the way.
The best way to catch armadillos is to use one or more cage traps that have been well located in the yard, with any entry point to the yard being a particular focus. If you actually have armadillos that are living in a burrow in your yard or in a cavity under a shed or deck, then the traps should be placed over the entrance points to these cavities. Some people choose not to use bait when catching armadillos, but fruit and earthworms are both known to be successful.
How To Keep Away An Armadillo In Your Garden
If you have an armadillo that you are looking to have removed then you should know a few things about them before you try to do the removing yourself. First you should know that when it comes to armadillos you should not judge a book by its cover. They look clumsy and slow, but in fact they are pretty good on land and water, they are great diggers and in some cases they are good climbers. So although it may look like an easy job it can be challenging if you do not have the right knowledge. Here are some things that you can do to get rid of your uninvited armadillo guest.
Most of the time a garden is where you will find an armadillo on your property; the reason it is so appealing is that it does provide an armadillo with almost everything it needs. An armadillo can find shelter and food in your garden. Because it meets its needs the animal will make it home or at least a place to visit a lot. That can leave your garden looking like the moon surface. If you do find an armadillo in your garden then you should try your best to get it out and keep it out. You can do so by taking its food source away using a fence on your garden and using repellents in locations where the armadillo has made a shelter. You should also try to eliminate animals that may live underground in your garden, because that is also a great food source for an armadillo.
How To Keep Away Armadillos In Your Yard
If you think that an armadillo can do a lot of damage to a garden you should know that it may be nothing compared to the damage they can do to your yard. You could start seeing craters and considering that a lot of people put a lot of work into their yards it can cost a lot of money. Think of all the grass patches that can suddenly appear in your yard and how much a landscaping bill can be to cover them up.
The same rule applies to getting an armadillo out of your yard as they do to the garden. This means using fencing that goes around your property including several inches below ground. You can also try repellents from your lawn and garden store. Finally, the most effective way is to use a live trap that you can hide in one of the corners of your yard. That would also be a humane way of removing an armadillo from your property.
How To Keep Away Armadillos Under A Building
The reason it can be a bit difficult to get an armadillo from under a building is because they are very smart animals. The other problem is that you also have to find them. Although it is easy to distinguish an armadillo outside, they can look very much like rocks under a building where you will have poor lighting. If you are certain that you do have an armadillo under the building then you should place traps close by if at all possible. If a trap does not fit under the building then you can try placing ammonia under the building, though that method is not always effective.
You will place this in such a way as to push the armadillo away from it and toward the exit. It does take some patience to effectively get the armadillo out from under a building, and the fact that they are smart does make it harder. You can also look for tracks around the building to see if you can find an entry point. If you do then you can also place traps close to this point because an armadillo is more likely to go into the trap if it sees the bait in a familiar location.
How To Keep Away Armadillos Under A House
The techniques for getting an armadillo from under a house can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but it all depends on the type of house that you have. If you have a home without a basement then there may be a small space in the house’s foundation where an armadillo could have got in. They like to get in here to hole up, rest and even make a nest. It can be difficult to get them out once they have set up residence.
You should know however that it will still take some luck and patience to get the armadillo out of there. This means doing your best to keep your odor off of the trap as well as use fresh bait. Once you have the animal in the live trap you will need to remove it very carefully both to insure you don’t get bitten and to insure that you don’t take the animal to an inappropriate habitat for their new home.
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I wrote this website to provide information on How To Keep Armadillos Away in the case that you have
a armadillo problem and need to make an informed decision about what to do. If you
have any questions you may email me, but I do know from experience
that armadillo removal is not simple. If you need professional help solving your
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