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    I have a friend in Florida that is having a problem with armadillos digging up her yard. Apparently she's tried to repel them with mothballs and cayenne pepper, but that didn't work.
    So does anybody have a more effective suggestion of how to repel them? I already asked about fire, and that appears to be a non starter.

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    They eat bugs grub and worms, put insect killing in the grass or areas but it my take a few weeks

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    Re: Stupid Armadillos

    From what I remember about living in Texas, cars and roads seem to take a lot of them out. Has your friend considered swapping pavement for grass?
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    Re: Stupid Armadillos

    Nasty little critters.

    They are actually carriers of Leprosy, which can be transmitted to humans.
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    Re: Stupid Armadillos

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowatech View Post
    I have a friend in Florida that is having a problem with armadillos digging up her yard. Apparently she's tried to repel them with mothballs and cayenne pepper, but that didn't work.
    So does anybody have a more effective suggestion of how to repel them? I already asked about fire, and that appears to be a non starter.
    I would avoid mothballs unless she really wants a lot of dead cats.
    Cayenne pepper can be effective if applied properly and watered into the soil.
    With all repellents, commercial and homemade, they need to be reapplied at regular intervals, frequently weekly.

    I have also heard that a resident large predatory animal such as a cougar is quite effective. Some stores sell repellents made from their urine that can make pest animals think they are entering the territory of one.

    Here is a link to a commercial site that also has some a few recommended home remedies.
    How to Get Rid of Armadillos from Your Yard -Yard Gard Animal Repellent

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    Re: Stupid Armadillos

    I had a problem with bandicoots digging up lawn looking for grubs, made it look like a WW1 battlefield. One night just to make the neighbours laugh I put up a sign that said "Das Bandicoot is Verboten" and much to my surprise it worked and they moved on somewhere else.
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    Re: Stupid Armadillos

    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    I had a problem with bandicoots digging up lawn looking for grubs, made it look like a WW1 battlefield. One night just to make the neighbours laugh I put up a sign that said "Das Bandicoot is Verboten" and much to my surprise it worked and they moved on somewhere else.
    they probably thought they were behind enemy lines

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    Re: Stupid Armadillos

    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    I had a problem with bandicoots digging up lawn looking for grubs, made it look like a WW1 battlefield. One night just to make the neighbours laugh I put up a sign that said "Das Bandicoot is Verboten" and much to my surprise it worked and they moved on somewhere else.
    so what you are saying is.. the banicoots are smarter than most high schoolers graduating in the USA right now?


    i myself would introduce them to some hot lead.. preferably from my Mosin Nagant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    so what you are saying is.. the banicoots are smarter than most high schoolers graduating in the USA right now?


    i myself would introduce them to some hot lead.. preferably from my Mosin Nagant!
    Mosin Nagant??? how old are you? where you there at the storming of the Winter Palace? Was this rifle last used a 100 years ago to rid Russia of unwanted Royalty? Are you a secret Marxist Leninist? Was it you that squealed on Trotsky?

    These questions must be answered Comrade!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Mosin Nagant??? how old are you? where you there at the storming of the Winter Palace? Was this rifle last used a 100 years ago to rid Russia of unwanted Royalty? Are you a secret Marxist Leninist? Was it you that squealed on Trotsky?

    These questions must be answered Comrade!!
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