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General Armadillo Information - When drought conditions arrive on the scene, so do armadillos.  The armadillo is a nocturnal creature that feeds on insects, earthworms, grubs and other subterranean delicacies that it finds on the menu.   

 

The armadillo prefers dense, shady cover such as brush, woodlands, forests, and areas adjacent to creeks and rivers. Soil texture is also a factor in the animal's habitat selection. It prefers sandy or loam soils that are loose and porous.  The armadillo will also inhabit areas having cracks, crevices, and rocks that are suitable for burrows.

 

Most armadillo damage occurs as a result of their rooting in lawns, golf courses, vegetable gardens, and flower beds. Characteristic signs of armadillo activity are shallow holes, 1 to 3 inches deep and 3 to 5 inches wide, which are dug in search of food. They also uproot flowers and other ornamental plants. Some damage has been caused by their burrowing under foundations, driveways, and other structures. Some people complain that armadillos keep them awake at night by rubbing their shells against their houses or other structures.

 

 You will want to begin by removing the armadillos that are creating lawn and landscape damage. Armadillos can damage a large area overnight and will continue to feed in the area until the source of food is depleted.

 

Dry weather and wet flower beds all add up for armadillo attacks and destruction in the suburbs.  

How to Trap an Armadillo - Many subtleties go into armadillo trapping - the path of the animal, what direction it will be traveling, and most of all, its behavior and reaction to a trap. The right sized trap must be used - preferably a large cage trap at least 12 x 10 x 30, meant for raccoons and other large animals. Armadillos can be very tough, so the trap must be sturdy. As stated, the armadillo will not enter a trap for any kind of food. Don't listen to lame advice on baits - rotting bananas, cabbage, nylon stockings filled with earthworms, these are all completely ineffective. As usual, if you don't believe me, give them a try and see how they fail. In fact, if you do bait the trap, you're likely to lure in a non-target animal such as an opossum or a raccoon. No bait is ever necessary for trapping armadillos. All you have to do is force the animal to walk into the trap. First, find out where it will be walking - along edges, near its burrow. Then set the trap along that path, and use directional barriers - planks of wood, fences, concrete blocks, that will effectively funnel the poor-sighted dim-witted armadillo into the trap. If the trap is sturdy and inviting with nice dirt lining the bottom, the armadillo will simply walk in, and you have him!


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Armadillo Galvanized Metal Live Animal Trap with 1 x 2 Grid
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108 This is the perfect trap for catching Armadillos, Raccoon & unwanted larger feral or domestic cats. 1" x 2" Wire Grid. (32" x 10" x 12")
$64.73 Price Details
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Feral or Domestic Cat / Rabbit / Raccoon Galvanized Metal Live Transfer Animal Trap with 1 x 1 Grid
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606 This is the perfect trap for catching unwanted feral or domestic cats, rabbits & Raccoons. 1" x 1" Wire Grid. (26" x 9" x 9")
$57.04 Price Details
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Feral or Domestic Cat / Rabbit Galvanized Metal Collapsible Live Animal Trap with 1 x 1 Grid
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205 This is the perfect trap for catching unwanted feral or domestic cats and rabbits. 1" x 1" Wire Grid. (26" x 9" x 9")
$104.17
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Feral or Domestic Cat / Rabbit Galvanized Metal Live Animal Trap with 1 x 1 Grid
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106 This is the perfect trap for catching unwanted feral or domestic cats and rabbits. 1" x 1" Wire Grid. (26" x 9" x 9")
$50.08 Price Details
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Feral or Domestic Cat / Rabbit Galvanized Metal Live Animal Trap with 1 x 1 Grid & Two Trap Doors
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107 Trap doors at both ends allow wary animals to see through the trap without obstruction and enter with confidence. When an animal steps on the trip pan, both spring loaded doors instantly snap shut and lock into place, making escape virtually impossible
$71.99
$66.12
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Feral or Domestic Cat/Rabbit Galvanized Metal Collapsible Double Door Live Animal Trap with 1x1 Grid
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206 This is the perfect trap for catching unwanted feral or domestic cats and rabbits. 1" x 1" Wire Grid. (26" x 9" x 9")
$137.35
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Flush Mount Professional Raccoon/Rabbit/Cat Galvanized Metal Live Transfer Animal Trap w/ 1/2" x 1"
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608.2SS This is the perfect trap for catching raccoons & unwanted larger feral or domestic cats. ½" x 1" Wire Grid. (36" x 10" x 12")
$119.99
$103.33
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Large Raccoon / Large Woodchuck Galvanized Metal Collapsible Live Animal Trap with 1 x 2 Grid
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207.5 This is the perfect trap for catching raccoons & unwanted larger feral or domestic cats. 1" x 2" Wire Grid. (32" x 10" x 12")
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Mighty Net for Control & Capture of Animals up to 50 lbs
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Mighty Net It works well on cats, large birds, waterfowl, wildlife, and small to medium sized dogs up to 50 lbs..
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Mini Net for Control & Capture of Animals up to 25 lbs
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Mini Net It works well on rats, birds, cats, small wildlife, and small sized dogs up to 25 lbs..
$90.21
$85.70
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Professional Cat / Rabbit / Raccoon Galvanized Metal Live Transfer Animal Trap with 1/2" x 1" Grid
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606SS This is the perfect trap for catching unwanted feral or domestic cats, rabbits & Raccoons. ½" x 1" Wire Grid. (26" x 9" x 9")
$84.99
$65.60
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Professional Feral or Domestic Cat / Rabbit Galvanized Metal Live Animal Trap with 1/2" x 1" Grid
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106SS This is the perfect trap for catching unwanted feral or domestic cats and rabbits. ½ " x 1" Wire Grid. (26" x 9" x 9")
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Professional Raccoon/Cat/Rabbit/Ground Hog Galvanized Metal Live Animal Trap with 1/2" x 1/2" Grid
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108SS This is the perfect trap for catching raccoon, Woodchuck, Rabbit, Groundhog & unwanted larger feral or domestic cats. 1/2" x 1" Wire Grid. (32" x 10" x 12")
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Professional Raccoon/Rabbit/Feral Cat Galvanized Metal Live Transfer Animal Trap w/ 1/2" x 1" Grid
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608SS This is the perfect trap for catching raccoons & unwanted larger feral or domestic cats. ½" x 1" Wire Grid. (32" x 10" x 12")
$108.99
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