Armadillos may not seem like any other creature in North America, but they can certainly be as destructive as the best of them. Armadillos mostly make their homes in the southern states of the US and in areas of Mexico and South America in which the soil is soft and warm. Armadillos must dig for most of their meals as their diet largely consists of worms, grubs and insects. While normally, these creatures are thought of as harmless (dare I say cute in a nasty manner) critters, they can do a considerable quantity of damage to your property.
Armadillos are regarded as pests but not only do they need to dig for their foods, but the majority of the problems that spring up around armadillos are all about their burrows. Armadillos obviously don’t understand that some areas aren’t ideal to dig their burrow, so they often wind up under your house or your porch. If they burrow too near the supporting beams of your porch/house/etc. It can actually cause the foundation of your structures to crack! Don’t let this happen to you, there are some things which you can do in order to get rid of your armadillo problem.
1. Try to trap the armadillo. There are many ways to go about trapping an armadillo, however, the usual methods to go about it would be to either trap them with a trapping apparatus or catching them by hand (not an easy task). But you must check with your state’s regulations regarding trapping. Most states have made it illegal to trap pests if you’re not a certified professional.
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Exclude them from your property by building fences around your whole lawn, your backyard or around the base of any structure they have been digging at.
Relocate the armadillo at least 10 miles away from your home in a forested region that can give them no reason to make their way back to your own home.
Fill in the burrow as soon as you have gotten rid of the armadillos, otherwise another family of creatures may move in.
1. Not only is it ineffective, but it is dangerous to all other creatures, your pets and your loved ones to lay out poison.
Shoot them or utilize any other inhumane method of eliminating them.
Buy and use repellents; they simply don’t work and you will end up wasting your cash.
Do not put up your fence without obtaining the armadillos from your yard first.
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