How to Get Rid of Armadillos In the Yard

If you wake up to find holes dug all over your backyard, then you may have an armadillo problem on your property. While armadillos are usually harmless creatures, they are known to carry dangerous diseases that can spread to you, your family, or your pets. Here are some ways to get rid of armadillos if you encounter one or simply suspect the nuisance critters are ravaging your Polk County yard.

Simple Ways to Get Rid of Armadillos

  • Try a Castor Oil-based Repellent. A castor oil-based repellent is a naturally effective method for targeted armadillo removal. Castor oil is a thick and pungent oil that is particularly good at seeping into soil. When it does, it creates an odor that is particularly unpleasant to any armadillos that may be digging or burrowing beneath your property. Your yard will quickly become an undesirable place for armadillos, prompting them to relocate elsewhere. The product is inexpensive and easy to find at your local grocery store. Simply apply a few tablespoons to any armadillo burrows in your yard to encourage the pests to leave.
  • Tidy Up Your Yard. If armadillos are on your property, it is probably because there is something around that they like. Therefore, the best method to keep armadillos from digging up your lawn is by making your yard less accommodating and attractive to invasive wildlife. The best way to do that is to:
  • Mow your lawn. Armadillos and other wild animals will gravitate toward yards that are overgrown with vegetation. By trimming back your grass and weeds, you reduce desirable areas where these pests can nest and hide from predators.
  • Pick up fallen produce. Armadillos and rodents will eat from vegetable gardens and hang around fruit trees where fruit falls to the ground and rots. By simply removing fallen produce, the armadillos will likely leave in order to find another easily accessible source of food.

Keep in mind that the above DIY armadillo control methods are temporary solutions that will not permanently get rid of armadillos. To put an end to your armadillos problem for good, contact the armadillo removal professionals at Critter Control® of Polk County.

Get Rid of Armadillos with Critter Control® of Polk County

At Critter Control® of Polk County our armadillo removal professionals use humane and effective removal methods that are guaranteed to get rid of armadillos quickly and efficiently.

If you’re ready to get back to having an armadillo-free property, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815 to schedule an inspection and receive a complimentary estimate for our effective armadillo removal services.


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