Armadillo Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Overview of Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Habitat Modification

  • Remove brush and other ground cover  
  • Use soil insecticides to reduce damage to grass

Exclusion

  • Install a 3-foot-high fence slanted outward at a 40angle to prevent climbing 

Frightening

  • None effective 

Repellents

  • None successful

Toxicants

  • None available

Shooting

  • Spotlight and shoot at night where legal 

Trapping

  • Cage or box traps  
  • single-door (10 x 12 x 32 inches) 
  • double-door (10 x 12 x 48 inches) 
  • Body-gripping traps- No. 220 
  • Foothold traps- Nos. 1 to 2.  
  • Cable-restraints 

Other Control Methods

  • Hand nets