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Armadillo

Post by ddrriizz » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:45 pm

Got a armadillo tearing up the yard. I live in a subdivision, so shooting it is out of the question. Does anyone know how to catch one in a cage?

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Re: Armadillo

Post by DuncanMcDonuts » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:33 pm

Armadillos don't take bait. You have to lead it to the trap by placing it along its track and creating barriers towards the trap. They are poor climbers so I used landscape rocks.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by Grass Clippins » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 pm

@ddrriizz You may have grub problem. Get rid of his food source and let him go be someone else's problem.
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Re: Armadillo

Post by ddrriizz » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:29 pm

Grass Clippins wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 pm
@ddrriizz You may have grub problem. Get rid of his food source and let him go be someone else's problem.
Thanks I’ll try that.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by DuncanMcDonuts » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:44 pm

From my experience, getting rid of the grubs will not get rid of your pests. I tried spreading grub killer before my armadillo, skunk, and raccoon issues. They still continued to tear up my yard.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by ddrriizz » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:23 pm

DuncanMcDonuts wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:44 pm
From my experience, getting rid of the grubs will not get rid of your pests. I tried spreading grub killer before my armadillo, skunk, and raccoon issues. They still continued to tear up my yard.
This is the first year I’ve ever seen one in my yard. Wish I could shoot it.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by DuncanMcDonuts » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:29 pm

As aggravating as these animals are, I try to respect their right to live. It'd be much easier to take a pellet gun to a skunk to avoid getting sprayed and so I don't have to spend money to rent a truck, or avoid getting scratched/bitten by a disease carrying vector (leprosy for armadillos and rabies for the raccoon/skunks).

But here I am, about to relocate my 6th pest after accidentally trapping a second skunk. That makes 1 armadillo last year, 3 raccoons and 2 skunks this year. And I know there's at least one more raccoon and skunk in my area.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by FlowRider » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:34 pm

I have had armadillos, rabbits, skunks, toads, frogs, lizards, and birds in my yard and flowerbeds numerous times.

I have a family of mockingbirds that absolutely patrol my yard picking off any insect stupid enough to move then.

I just leave them all alone. They will help get rid of the insects in your yard and beds, and then they move on.

You will have to re-rake your beds once in a while, but you need eventually to freshen up the mulch anyway, so....

I just consider them to be my outdoor pets, except they furnish their own food and no vet bills! No big deal, really.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by avionics12 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:45 pm

I had great success using a "baited" trap from :https://www.thearmadillotrap.com/

It is pricey for sure, however it works and I did not have a problem afterwards.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by FlowRider » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:54 pm

Armadillos are easy to trap, but then you have to deal with them. Check your local laws first.

Some states will not let you relocate them. You may have to have a hunting license to kill them.

Wear gloves and cover all exposed skin. They carry leprosy that is highly contagious to humans. Seriously.

Like I said, I just let them eat their fill of grubs, and move on. Easier to touch up the beds than deal with live ones.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by Trs » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:54 pm

They leave holes in my yard that are golf ball to tennis ball in size. It took 7 bag of topsoil to fill in all the holes left in 2 nights! I live in an area where I can shoot them. I hate to do it but I have had zero luck deterring them. I have one now and will have to sit up all night tonight with a flashlight and a .22 Rifle waiting for him to show up.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by FlowRider » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:29 pm

I think if you plan to shoot them, you should be aware of their super secret armored ninja defense evasion move:


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Re: Armadillo

Post by Trs » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:13 am

Trs wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:54 pm
They leave holes in my yard that are golf ball to tennis ball in size. It took 7 bag of topsoil to fill in all the holes left in 2 nights! I live in an area where I can shoot them. I hate to do it but I have had zero luck deterring them. I have one now and will have to sit up all night tonight with a flashlight and a .22 Rifle waiting for him to show up.

I have noticed the armadillo damage tends to be in areas where I've watered my lawn / shrubbery. I suspect watering brings their food sources to the surface.

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Re: Armadillo

Post by Factor » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm

If you find the hole where the live. Take Cayenne pepper and spread in the mouth and around the hole. it worked good for us. If you have a acre of land you just going to have to live with nature some.
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