This guide is for controlling nuisance armadillos, why they are attracted to your yard and proper procedures of live animal trapping for them. Armadillos can become a nuisance on your lawn and garden in their constant search for their preferred food supply, worms, insect larvae, pupae and other soil insects.
Armadillos are 15-20 inches long, about 8 pounds and gestation period is 150 days. They could have 4 young in a litter and have 1 litter a year.
Armadillos find nesting in rock piles and around trees or shrubs and under slabs perfect. Their burrows are usually15 to 25 feet long and cause extreme damage to tree roots.
The armadillo is fond of digging and rooting in leaf mold and other rich humus material containing high concentrations of insects. They can lead to root damage to shrubs and trees by digging.
Indirect control of the armadillo has been proven successful by eliminating as much of their food source with a turf insecticide. When they are a constant problem in your backyard then exclusion may be deemed necessary and is effective when done properly.
Armadillo trapping may be difficult and many different factors go into the positioning of the live animal trap what direction it’ll be traveling, and most importantly, its behavior and response to a trap. The right sized trap must be used – rather a large cage trap intended for raccoons and other big animals. Armadillos can be very tough and strong aniamls so the trap must be sturdy. The armadillo will not enter a trap for any kind of food and you’ll be more effective at ridding when you are forcing the animal in the trap. They will typically be walking along borders around their burrow.
Animal trap should be placed near the entrance to the den, burrows, or on trails alongside fences and buildings. The Havahart trap can be made more effective by using two long boards on edge to form a funnel which herds the armadillo within the animal trap. Set the trap along their route and use directional barriers – planks of wood, fences, concrete blocks which will funnel the poor-sighted armadillo into the trap.
You may want the trap floor lined with nice inviting dirt to make it even more attractive.
Havahart animal trap can be baited with rotten fruit, like pears, bananas and apples. Some folks find that a small quantity of ground meat or an egg is effective in certain situations. Trapping for Pest control can be a look and learn procedure, not all recommendations work for situation.
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