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georgiapups
Apr 3, 2017 3:47 PM CST
How can i get rid of these critters? I live in town so shooting them is not possible.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 3, 2017 4:00 PM CST
I understand they are fairly easy to trap using a sort of chute to guide them into the trap.
Porkpal
Name: Nita Porterfield
Boerne, Texas (Zone 8b)
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shaggya
Apr 9, 2017 9:21 AM CST
Get a dog.
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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Apr 9, 2017 9:58 AM CST
We don't have armadillos here.

Knew they can transmit rabies (usually through bites).
But we do have foxes, bats, etc. and hence rabies.

Recently heard that armadillos can transmit leprosy to a susceptible 5% or so of the human population.
And apparently leprosy originally spread to armadillos from humans!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 9, 2017 10:35 AM CST
I don't think rabies is a significant concern from armadillos.
Porkpal
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Apr 9, 2017 2:00 PM CST
True, I'm sure.

It's like rabies here: namely, when there's a rabies news report, we almost seemed to be touted as the Rabies Capital of the World.
Last report, I remember here, was in fact rabid racoons moving north from Upstate New York.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 9, 2017 2:36 PM CST
georgiapups said:How can i get rid of these critters? I live in town so shooting them is not possible.


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Ok.... catching them with a havahart trap actually isn't easy. The above pic is a baby...
You might research 8 inch pvc pipe... take a 2 foot piece and place it at an angle in a hole in the garden. the angle needs to be steep enough that the critter can't back out.

The problem with these dudes... is as many as you catch... more keep coming.

I've tried repellants, they haven't worked for me.

If you find a way to keep them from digging out your plants as quickly as you plant them.... we would all like to hear about it.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 9, 2017 4:07 PM CST
My neighbor has a hot wire fence about 4" high around her flower beds. Works for her. You just need to remember to turn it off when you are planning to work in the garden.
Porkpal

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