How do you get rid of crawfish/crawdads in your yard?

I am in Santa Fe, TX, near the coast, but in more of a rural area. We have lots and lots of Crawdads that burrow holes in our yard and ditches. Does anyone know how to get rid of them or getting them to leave? It makes the yard really hard to walk in because of the holes.

  • Fiona Loper
    Fiona Loper Robbins, TN
    let a few neighbours know, they will be delighted to come and fish them out for you
  • Pamela Staudt
    Pamela Staudt Santa Fe, TX
    LOL Fiona! I'm sure they would. Thanks for your ideas.
  • Pamela Staudt
    Pamela Staudt Santa Fe, TX
    Douglas, I did check out the sites you provided, but they didn't offer anything too helpful. We will be building a house on the property soon, so that should help out quite a bit, but I am open to any other helpful advise. Thank you.
  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Pamela, I think the bottom line is that you need to do the site work to ensure proper drainage before you build.
  • Jerry
    Jerry Mount Vernon, IN
    We are sustaining damage to our dam due to numerous crayfish burrows. Will calcium carbonate used for ice melt help? Will it hurt other wildlife or fish? We bought a crayfish trap and have caught zero crayfish. Help!
Pamela Staudt