Armadillo trouble....

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Mutti, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We have a new nite time visitor...can we catch him a trap? What bait works best? I know they are digging for grubs and stuff but they have no respect for my bulbs!! Help. DEE
     
  2. countrygrrrl

    countrygrrrl PITA

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    One word: cayenne pepper.

    Although I've heard black pepper will work, as well.

    Sprinkle liberally all around your yard or garden beds. Repeat as needed. Be very generous with it! :yeeha:
     

  3. Rita

    Rita Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When we lived in FL we put bells on a string and put them around the area the armadillo was working on and sat up on our porch with a .22 rifle with a flashlight taped to it and we cleared out the offenders in a couple of nights. You could hear the bells when they bumped the string. Rita in TN
     
  4. whiterock

    whiterock Well-Known Member Supporter

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    put up a low fence

    if you can find the hole just build a low fence to the trap and they will walk right in. They can't see worth a flip.
     
  5. ndroxme

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    Gee, one more thing to consider when I haul all 11 of my rescue dachsies from Los Angeles to Arkansas. I have already designed the snake proof, coyote & bobcat proof fence--now you've gone and thrown a wrench into my plan.... :)
    Janis
     
  6. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Sorry. I do like doxies tho. If (big if) I ever get another dog it will be a standard doxy.