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It is very hard to prevent armadillos from using a particular area. There is no magic repellent or sound machine that will keep them at bay. They don't even seem to care about big scary dogs. The best armadillo prevention technique is actually strudy fencing, which goes down at least a foot into the ground, around the perimeter of the property. They'll easily dig under fencing that merely touches the ground. If you need help, we service the entire USA! Click here for a wildlife removal specialist in your town!

Dillos dig with the intention of looking for insects to eat or creating a place to hide in case predators or humans come around. They are therefore considered destructive animals. Constant digging of holes in people’s yards inconveniences many people and they come to consider Armadillos as a nuisance. Therefore, people look for ways to keep Armadillos away from their yards. This article will show you some of the ways to get rid or keep an Armadillo away from your yard in case you are experiencing this problem. The following are some of the methods you can use to keep Armadillos out of your yard:

  • Buy a fence
  • Establish small exits at the burrows
  • Make your yard inhospitable for the Armadillo
  • Remove organisms in your soil that attract the Armadillo
  • Use of Mothballs
  • Trapping the Armadillos
Buy a durable and strong fence.
The fence does not have to be tall because Armadillos do not jump high from the ground. A short strong fence that goes deep into the ground in recommended. The armadillo will not be able to dig a hole through the fence through the ground. This is why the fence has to go deep into the ground.

Make small gates or openings on top of the burrows.
Make sure the gate is made out of metal and the animals must be allowed to see the outside. The fencing has to be bigger than the whole so that when the Armadillo comes out of the hole, the door goes back or falls back to trap it. You can then remove the trapped Armadillo and take it to a preferred place or kill it.

Make your yard inhospitable.
To keep Armadillos out of your yard, make your yard non-conducive as possible. This is done by using wood chips that keep armadillos away from flower beds. It is difficult for an Armadillo to dig through a hard wood chip.

Get rid of small organisms that Armadillos feed on in your soil.
By doing this, Armadillos will not be interested in the soil in your yard since it has nothing sumptuous to offers.

Use of Mothballs Doesn't Work.
Because mothballs have strong and displeasing odour, dropping them inside the holes Armadillos hide in may drag them out, or so the theory goes, but this doesn't work.

Special traps can be bought which are placed strategically on a yard with Armadillo invasion. The Armadillos can get trapped and killed depending on how lethal the trap is.

If you have an armadillo issue already you can keep them out of your yard with little or more strategic effort, but in a situation where the effort prove to be ineffective you can hire a professional to do that for you. It is important to know that almost all people don’t like to see armadillos in their yard; they can be problematic as pest, and many find their looks odd and scary. However, that does not mean they are not good as home pets but in a situation where armadillos start to exhibit strange behaviors by digging burrows in the house and scattering the soil of your yard, then they are nothing good than getting rid of them. If you want to keep this animal away from your yard, follow the tips below and see how you can best achieve that.

Use cayenne pepper
Sprinkling Cayenne pepper around your home is one of the most effective methods to keep armadillos out of your yard. As soon as the animal sniffs the pepper up to its nose, it will find its way out of your yard with immediate effect without hesitation. You can get the cayenne pepper at local stores or supermarkets.

Use armadillo’s predators’ urine
Like every other animal, armadillo also has predators that treatments its survival on earth. Getting the urine of its predators will make this animal pick race out of your yard and will never wish to return. Put the urine in several smaller containers and place them at strategic locations around your home, when the animal perceives the smell it will quickly find its way out of the yard.

Set live traps with baits
Setting trap will not only help keep armadillos away from your yard but also give you the opportunity to catch them and do what you want to do with them. You are to get a strong trap(s) and place it where you think the animal use to pass, bait the trap with bunch of insects or earthworms; the armadillos will not hesitate to go for these food items immediately they sense it. The more they are able to touch the trap; death will be their destiny for that moment.

Keep outdoor dogs around your yard
Keeping outdoor dog in your home will chase the armadillo and prevent its freedom to having access to you yard. generally, armadillos don’t like the body smell of a dog; if they sense the smell couple with the dog barking, they will find their way out of your yard as fast as they can. In conclusion, it is important to know that some species of armadillos can be very stubborn a times, and they don’t give a damn of your little effort to chase them away; when all efforts seems to go in vain, you can contact a professional to help you out.

How to keep Armadillos out of your yard - Armadillos are wild animals found in Central regions of South America and in the central regions of the United States of America. They usually feed on insects primarily and sometimes on selected fruits of their preference. In recent times, Armadillos occasionally invade people’s yards and destroy flowers and other kinds of vegetation by digging holes and uprooting plants. Go back to the main Armadillo Removal page for more information about armadillo prevention.
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