Does anyone have any ideas to keep armadillos out of the yard?

Lynn Richart
by Lynn Richart
We've tried Irish Spring soap bars, Clorox bleach, swimming pool chlorine tablets, pepper flakes, etc. Nothing works so far...
  7 answers
  • First if you can find there hole where they might be at.And get them out usually running water in it. Once you know there not in there throw some moth balls and cover hole up. Also put moth balls in the area where you see them.
  • spray the yard with an insecticide that is labeled for slugs. Thats what the Armadillos are after.
  • Lynn Richart Lynn Richart on Aug 03, 2013
    Thanks for the info. Will try again.
  • Meant to say grubs spray for grub worms..
  • Bunni Olinger Bunni Olinger on Feb 23, 2015
    Moth balls will keep snakes away. Not sure about armadillos but it might be worth a try.
  • Capernius Capernius on May 03, 2015
    here is some helpful information Copied from: Gardening know how
  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 22, 2023

    1. Get a fence. Install a short, strong fence deep into the ground surrounding your yard. The fence does not need to be tall as armadillos cannot jump high; however, if it is deep, it will stop the critter from burrowing through to your yard.
    2. Make your yard inhospitable. Place wood chips in your yard, especially around your flower bed. This makes it difficult for the creature to burrow through.
    3. Get rid of small insects in your soil. Armadillos generally burrow through loose soil and under shrubbery looking for grubs and insects. If you treat your lawn with certain bug sprays or insect-killing pesticides, you take away their nourishment and therefore their attraction to your soil.
    4. Add scented deterrents – Armadillos are not big fans of spicy scents. Adding a little sprinkle of cayenne pepper around your yard will serve as a good armadillo deterrent.
    5. Traps – You can set armadillo traps either on top of their burrows or at strategic points around your yard. Traps will allow you to catch and relocate the armadillo to a more appropriate location. However, handling the pests without proper tools and equipment can be dangerous.