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Juditht from Tulsa, Ok writes

Can Giant Destroyer be used in armadillo burrows?

I have a family of dillos under my foundation. Can I safely use the bomb in the holes dug by these horrible critters. I want them to leave before they destroy my house.


You cannot safely use the Giant Destroyers under any structure. You may want to try to build a one way door by securing a bit of hardware cloth (or chicken wire) on three sides over the entrance and leaving one corner for the armadillos to push their way out. After the one way door is constructed, throw a large cloth soaked in ammonia into the burrow. This will usually stir the animals up and make them move out. Once they push their way out, they will not understand how to lift the one way door to get back in. It is very important that you permanently seal up the burrow to stop new armadillos from moving in. Alternatively, you can try trapping the armadillos with a cage trap. The Tomahawk 108.1 would work well for this job. Fresh fruit can work to attract the animals into the trap but earthworms is the best known bait to attract armadillos. You can put the earthworms in a cup with a lid and lots of small holes or in a piece of panty hose in the back of the trap to stop them from escaping. Once the armadillo is trapped, you must decide what to do with the critter. You should contact your local animal control to see what the requirement is in your region. Some places require that the animal be destroyed and others require that they be released on private property.

Answer last updated on: 10/29/2013

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