How to Get Rid of Armadillos Fast Using Natural Home Remedies
As cute as armadillos are, it’s best to not let them roam around in your backyard as they are known for digging up mounds that can easily damage the plants and lawn grass. Here are our top suggestions for getting rid of armadillos using natural home remedies.
1. Wipe Away Their Food Source
The armadillos are most likely digging holes in your lawn or garden bed in search for food (most likely small insects and grubs). Remove their food source and they’ll most likely leave in search for a place with more food to forage. For grubs, we suggest taking a look at biological control methods like beneficial nematodes.
2. Set up a Cage Trap
Setting up a live cage trap is an effective option if the armadillos have already made your yard a permanent home. Armadillos are nocturnal animals so the traps should be set late in the afternoon and checked on several hours after darkness. Please be aware that it is illegal to relocate trapped armadillos in states like Florida and Texas (they are non-native species in those states). You may want to call the local animal or wildlife control ahead of time in order to understand the options available for relocating the trapped armadillos.
3. Use a Predator Urine Spray
This method is a hit or miss but still worth trying since it’s not too expensive to do. Armadillos have a keen sense of smell so the use predator urine may deter them from entering your yard. There are a number of predator urines that can be purchased including fox urine. Pet owners could also try burying some dog hair or dog poop next to the armadillo’s burrow.
4. Set up a Fence
Armadillos will likely come and go, especially if you live in a place like Florida. If you have some highly-valued plants in your yard then consider building a fence around them. According to experts at UF, the fence should be approximately 24 inches above ground and the bottom of the fence should be buried 18 inches below the surface. The fence should also be slanted outwards (40 degree angle).