So we've been having Armadillo problems this fall so I thought I would post some Remedies. I found the first one worked well for us. I hope these ideas help you keep those Dillos out of your yard.
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1. Wipe Away Their Food Source
The armadillos are most likely digging holes in your lawn in search for food (aka insects and grubs). Remove their food source and they’ll most likely leave. One way to quickly reduce their food source is by applying beneficial nematodes to your garden or lawn soil.
2. Set up a Cage Trap
Setting up a live cage trap is an effective option for armadillos that 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 Florida and Texas (they are non-native species in those states). You may want to call animal control to take care of that for you. Armadillos are carriers of leprosy so you also want to avoid handling them.
3. Use a Predator Urine Spray
This method is a hit or miss but still worth trying. Armadillos have a keen sense of smell so it may help to spray predator urine around your yard. You can easily purchase fox urine online.
If you are a dog owner then you could also try burying a bag of dog hair or dog poop into the armadillo’s burrow. Same works for cat litter.
4. Set up a Fence
Armadillos will always 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).
Fall has finally arrived and the temperatures are dropping. This happens to be my wife's favorite time of year and as she calls it sweat shirt weather or sweater weather. Which I personally never understood here in Mississippi, because seasons only last a few weeks except for summer. Little sarcasm there but kind of true. Regardless of the temperatures when fall comes around the leaves will start falling. When that happens It is important to start our fall responsibilities and keep our gutters clean.
Why is it important to keep the gutters clean? Gutters are designed to take water away from your home. When your gutters become stopped and water can not drain, then water will go in a path of least resistance. And sometimes that's back into your home. This can cause several issues wood rot, decay and even pest problem.
So a few hours of cleaning leaves and debris out of your gutter can save you hundreds to thousand's of dollars. And that's your tip from the Inspector.