Products For Controlling Armadillos
Ridding your property of a foraging Armadillo
takes patience. The most popular method is to trap the intruder, using a
humane live trap. See instructions below on how to set up your
Pesticide Application -- Spray lawn with Demon EC, Permethrin Pro or Tempo SC; apply product with hose-end sprayer. You will need 1½ ounces Permethrin Pro concentrate per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Each 240 mil. bottle of Tempo SC will treat about an acre. Repeat application should be made two weeks later.
Applying Repellents -- Not many animal repellents are actually labeled for armadillos but are labeled for use against "burrowing animals." Materials that have been used in the past are granular castor products and liquid castor oil.
Combining Pesticide Application
with Repellents -- Make two applications of Permethrin Pro (2 weeks
apart); wait 5 days; apply your repellents.
Trapping -- Use
the Safeguard Raccoon Trap or Universal
Armadillo Trap to remove
unwanted Armadillos from lawns, gardens, orchards, golf courses and other areas.
Bait your trap with overripe fruit (such as apples or bananas,) earthworms held
in thin netting or panty hose materials. These traps are more effective
when "wings" are added to direct the Armadillo into the trap (see
illustration below). Set the traps in the area where the damage is
occurring, for example, around the house, in the flower garden, or in the
vegetable garden. The trap can be used to capture and relocate armadillos,
raccoons, stray cats and other small to medium
animals. However, the wire mesh is too large to hold rats.
For rats and squirrels, use the live