Check out our selection of Armadillo Traps and Control Products. It has been found that Armadillos are very hard to trap as they do not respond easily to baits and their hard shells makes kill traps ineffective. To remove problem armadillos from your yard set a live trap and then use fencing to create a large funnel to guide the traveling armadillo into the trap. Their are some repellents available, however sometimes it is easier to reduce the availability of food by applying insect control products in the damaged area. Here you will find a full range of Armadillo Traps and Control Products.
Our Featured Armadillo Control and Removal Products
36L x 10W x 8H – Swing Panel Trap for Rabbits, Opossums, Skunks, Cats and Similar Size Animals$52.20 Add to cart
Bridger 1 CS$6.25 – $69.00 Select options
Tomahawk 606F – Flush Mount Opossum, Cat, Rabbit Trap with Rear Release Door$66.80 Add to cart
Tomahawk 1010 – Raccoon, Woodchuck / Groundhog, Armadillo Trap with One Trap Door$66.25 Add to cart
General Biology, Reproduction, and Behavior
Armadillo’s create damage as a result of their rooting in lawns, golf courses, vegetable gardens, and flower beds. Look for the armadillo’s characteristic signs of activity, these are shallow holes, 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) deep and 3 to 5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 cm) wide. These are dug by the armadillo as they search for food. They also will uproot flowers and other ornamental plants. Other types of damage has been caused by their burrowing under foundations, driveways, and other structures. Armadillo’s can keep people awake at night by rubbing their shells against their houses or other structures.
They have been known to be responsible for the loss of farmers poultry eggs. To stop this loss use proper housing or fencing of for the nesting birds.
There is a Disease factor associated with this species. Scientists have found that Armadillos can be infected by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy. Their roll in human infection, however, has not yet been determined. They may pose a potential risk for humans, particularly in the Gulf Coast region.
Damage and Damage Identification
Our armadillo is active primarily from twilight through early morning hours in the summer. In winter they may be active only during the day. They usually dig a burrow 7 or 8 inches (18 or 20 cm) in diameter and up to 15 feet (4.5 m) in length for shelter and raising young. Their burrows are located in rock piles, around stumps, brush piles, or terraces around brush or dense woodlands. Armadillos often have several dens in an area they use for escape.
Their young are born in a nest within the burrow. The female produces only one litter each year in March or April after a 150-day gestation period. Their litter always consists of quadruples of the same sex. The young are identical since they are derived from a single egg.
The armadillo has poor eyesight, but they have a keen sense of smell. In spite of its cumbersome appearance, the agile armadillo can run well when in danger. It is a good swimmer and is also able to walk across the bottom of small streams