Armadillos How to Keep them From Digging Up yard

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  1. PENNY2638

    PENNY2638 New Seed

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    Does anyone have any information how i keep keep armadillos from digging up for yards and flower beds. Help would be appreciated so much. Please Help.



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    Well... I know this is an old thread... but it's a new problem for me. The dang varmints are digging all over the place! Luckily they haven't killed any plants... YET!
    I just bought some moth balls because we've had a couple of cottonmouths hanging around... guess where one box is fixing to go? Yep... throughout my garden area.
    I hate leaving a light on all night... but I'd be really mad at myself if I didn't try to chase them away.
    So... back light on for a few nights. And I guess I'd better buy some more moth balls.
    The war is on! :smt068
     
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    Moth balls for cottonmouths ? Never heard that one. Shotgun works better. Mothballs might work for armadillos since they smell much better thann they see. They only look for grubbs usually and that helps around here and they aerate the yard. Here they only dig about an inch or two deep. Deeper holes are only for nest areas.
     
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    Mart... all of the "old folks" around here swear by moth balls to keep any and all snakes away. This one cottonmouth took up residency in my storage building... so no way to shoot it. Hopefully the stench will drive it away... or at least OUT so it can be killed.
    Armadillos on the other hand, have almost dug up some "prized" smaller plants. And are making a total mess of my mulch.
    They need to go somewhere else and aerate! :scheming:
     
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    How about ULTRASONIC pest control gadgets, somebody used this kind of this gadget for some kind of pest and had great results. I wanted to get one too but it is not available here. Sorry, I can't find the posting.
     
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    :rofl: These Armadillo topics are funny. I have read them to my hubby. Next to Meerkat, Armadillo are his favorite animal.

    Back when we had the pet shops, my hubby wanted one of these things. So I called one of our suppliers and he got me one. Cost me a arm and leg by the time I shipped it. Unfortunate the thing was an adult and never tamed. We should have asked for a baby.

    I told the hubby the Meerkat was definitely out!!!! :D

    After reading these topics about Armadillos to my hubby he said he would trade with someone. You send him a baby Armadillo and he would send them a Groundhog. :D :D :D

    "NOT", Barb says.
     
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    KK... I don't think ultrasound would be good around here. Wouldn't it also affect my dog? And the birds? And don't forget, I still have Knothead-the-squirrel that comes to eat/drink/visit at least every couple of days.

    Barb.... tell your hubby... he can come get any armadillo he wants... no trading required. ;)
     
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    Are you sure it was a cottonmouth ? That is very unlike them. Unless you are close to a pool,lake or river. Chicken snakes on the other hand are often mistaken for cottonmouths, and that is something they would do. They hunt buildings for mice.
     
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    Mart... I just took hubby's word for it. Could have been a chicken snake. None-the-less... whatever it was has left the building.
     
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    Wow...and I thought raccoons were bad.