The following are some of the methods you can use to keep Armadillos out of your yard:
Buy a fence
Establish small exits at the burrows
Make your yard inhospitable for the Armadillo
Remove organisms in your soil that attract the Armadillo
Use of Mothballs
Trapping the Armadillos.
One article argued that for those looking to implement a homemade method of repelling the armadillos, cayenne pepper can be great. Sprinkling the cayenne around your home can be effective at getting rid of the little grey pests. When they smell the cayenne, they will leave without hesitation.
What attracts armadillos to your yard?
Armadillos prefer warm, humid climates, and thrive in forests or woodlands. They’re usually attracted to areas with lighter porous soil making digging for dinner so much easier Once these pests start visiting your yard, they will most likely visit every night expecting to find food.
You see, Because armadillos tend to dig and burrow, make sure that the fence starts a foot below the ground. Through putting up a fence is a lot of work, so is repairing a damaged garden or backyard after an armadillo has dug it up.
Some articles claimed Dogs are great for naturally repelling a wide array of animals, the armadillo included. Armadillos don’t like the smell of the dogs and if they can smell it (and hear it barking), they will likely find a new home in short order. Dogs are great because they can also literally chase away some pests.
What smells do armadillos hate?
Yes, strong scented, eye-stinging scents like those of vinegar, ammonia, or good old pine cleaner can stop armadillos in their tracks, driving them from their borrows and your yard. Rumor has it these roly-poly creatures are offended by the smell of pine needles or pine bark.
How do you use castor oil to repel armadillos?
This castor oil repellent soaks into the ground making the grubs and earthworms unpleasant to eat. For best results – apply granule castor oil pellets inside armadillo’s burrows over a period of four days. Granules will quickly repel armadillos from your property.
While I was reading we ran into the query “Does castor oil repel armadillos?”.
Let us figure it out! an added benefit of using castor oil is that it spoils the armadillo’s food source; so not only does the smell deter them, but the lack of food will force them to move on. Another effective repellent is to use some sort of predator urine.