An armadillo has been making his rounds in my flower beds every couple of nights for the last three weeks. I put a trap in its path last night(got from animal control)and used earthworms as bait. Unfortunately I did not have success even though there were armadillo holes right next to the trap. What do you recommend for traps? The one I have is about 8 x 8 and maybe 24 inches long. He is following the same pattern over and over. I know just where he’s traveling and I’m thinking about one of the kill traps or a larger live cage. Please advise – Jason
I bet he’s digging up grubs. Get the LT111230 TRAP and bait it with some GRUB LURE. Armadillos love this stuff. Put a teaspoonful on the trip pan of the trap along with a few dabs right at the trap entrance. Armadillo can miss trap entrances so it’s important you lead them in.
You may want to read through our ARMADILLO article too for some more trapping tips.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Armadillo Article: http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/armadillo.html