Armadillos can be a nuisance for those who love gardening. These nocturnal animals can dig up a garden while looking for worms and insects to feed on. Additionally, they can even dig their burrows under a house and end up ruining the base of a home. As you can use a deterrent or construct a fence to prevent armadillos from entering your house, the best way to get rid of them is via trapping and then moving them in the wild.
To successfully trap an armadillo, you would have to discover the animal’s behavior and be sure to not use Opossum Bait. This will allow you to invent your plan accordingly.
Generally, armadillos are active late in the night and early hours of the morning. So, it will require you to stay up and forget about getting a restful night’s sleep. Also, check the local laws. In some jurisdictions, it’s illegal to trap armadillos.
It is advisable to erect barriers on both sides of the trap and also along the path leading to it. Barriers can be made from wooden planks or concrete blocks. Make sure that they are a minimum of 12 inches apart and needs to be parallel to each other like the walls of a corridor. The ends of the barrier should be joined to the entrance of the trap. This will prevent the armadillos from taking a detour.
It is your choice whether you would like to use a bait or not. There are many others who believe that because armadillos dig their food in the soil, placing a bait within a trap could be ineffective. You can also consider adding soil in the trap to make it look more inviting. It’s recommended that you lay more than 1 trap at different places along the path that the armadillo takes. This will ensure success.
After the armadillo is ensnared, relocate it to the forest where there’s a water source close by. Nonetheless, be certain that you don’t touch the armadillo with your bare hands as they carry the leprosy-causing bacterium, rabies virus and salmonella. Use protective gear to handle the armadillo.