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Armadillo Repellent or Deterrent

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There is no such thing as an effective armadillo repellent. Period. People will always try to sell you products, and magic cure-alls. Some products work, and some don't. In the field of wildlife control, you'll often find more bogus products than effective ones. Armadillos are mammals. They are similar to you and I. There is no magic scent or smell or chemical or poison that will deter them. The internet is full of armadillo deterrent products, but none of them work. Some of these products include fox or coyote urine, which is a nice idea in theory, but it isn't effective. Other products are simply made of naphthalene - moth balls - which some companies sell as an end-all be-all in wildlife repellant. Sorry, it simply doesn't work. I've seen people dump a whole 5 lb. box of mothballs down a dillo hole, and the armadillos don't care in the slightest. They keep using the burrow, and kick the mothballs out over time as they dig deeper. Other people try to repel armadillos with castor oil based sprays and liquids. The idea is that the castor oil makes the ground taste bad, or it makes the worms and grubs in the ground unpleasant to eat, and this drives the armadillos away. Again, such products don't work in the slightest.



There is no magic spray or powder or anything else to keep away armadillos. If you have an armadillo problem and you wish to get rid of them, they should be physically trapped and removed from the habitat. Either that, or physical barriers, such as fences (that go at least a foot underground) should be put in place as a means of armadillo prevention.

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Will Human Hair Keep Away an Armadillo? When it comes to substances that can act as animal repellents, there are an awful lot of myths that can be discovered by searching online, and one of these is that human hair will actually drive an armadillo away. Unfortunately, much like many other old wivesí tales about armadillo repellents, human hair isnít really effective, and if the armadillo does stop coming to the yard or garden then this is more of a coincidence. There are plenty of people who claim that mothballs are an effective repellent for armadillos, but these are also usually ineffective. The theory behind the use of human hair as a repellent is that armadillos view humans as a predator and will be scared away by the scent of people, but this doesnít have much basis in reality. Armadillos originally came from South America, and with their thick hides and the difficulty in catching and eating them, there are very few natural predators for them in North America. Although the use of human hair is just a myth, there are real solutions for those people who are really struggling with an armadillo problem, and there are plenty of professionals who can help to solve the problem for you.


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