Armadillo Repellent or Deterrent
After you read the below information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How much does armadillo removal cost? - get the lowdown on prices.
How to get rid of armadillos - my main armadillo removal info guide.
Example armadillo trapping photographs - get do-it-yourself ideas.
Armadillo job blog - learn from great examples of armadillo jobs I've done.
There is no such thing as an effective armadillo repellent. Period. People will always try to sell you products, and magic cure-alls. Some products
work, and some don't. In the field of wildlife control, you'll often find more bogus products than effective ones. Armadillos are mammals. They are
similar to you and I. There is no magic scent or smell or chemical or poison that will deter them. The internet is full of armadillo deterrent
products, but none of them work. Some of these products include fox or coyote urine, which is a nice idea in theory, but it isn't effective. Other
products are simply made of napthalene - moth balls - which some companies sell as an end-all be-all in wildlife repellant. Sorry, it simply doesn't
work. I've seen people dump a whole 5 lb. box of mothballs down a dillo hole, and the armadillos don't care in the slightest. They keep using the
burrow, and kick the mothballs out over time as they dig deeper. Other people try to repel armadillos with castor oil based sprays and liquids. The idea
is that the castor oil makes the ground taste bad, or it makes the worms and grubs in the ground unpleasant to eat, and this drives the armadillos away.
Again, such products don't work in the slightest.
There is no magic spray or powder or anything else to keep away armadillos. If you have an armadillo problem and you wish to get rid of them, they should
be physically trapped and removed from the habitat. Either that, or physical barriers, such as fences (that go at least a foot underground) should be put in
place as a means of armadillo prevention.
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