A nighttime armadillo photo.

Customer Armadillo Email: How do I trap an armardillos? What kind of baits do I use. Do I need many traps?

My Answer: You only need one trap. I guarantee you that armadillos are even dumber than cows. You just need a raccoon-size Havahart brand trap. Collapsible models are sold at all Florida Home Depots. I think the dimensions are 10" wide by 12" tall by 30 long. I guarantee you first that rat poison will not kill an armadillo unless in extremely high quantities, but also that it's IMPOSSIBLE to get an armadillo to eat anything on the surface. They will only eat live earthworms and grubs that they dig out from under the soil, that's it. This is why you do not put bait into the trap - it will only lure in opossums, coons, and stray cats.

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The Nine-Banded Armadillo is definitely an unusual creature. They are not native to anywhere in the United States. They were introduced from Central and South America. This nocturnal creature actually sleeps about 20 hours per day, inside a large burrow that it dug. It has several such burrows, and if you're concerned about dillos on your property, there's a good chance you've already noticed a big armadillo hole dug out near your house. This animal emerges at night and forages for insects, primarily underground earthworms and grubs. They can dig up a lot of dirt in one night, and you may have noticed your nice yard or landscaping dug full of small holes. There are many interesting facts regarding this mammal, such as the fact that mothers always give birth to quadruplets, so if you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Armadillos page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals such as dillos. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or armadillo control issues.

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