It’s quite common to find armadillos waddling around Florida, but when these little critters invade your property, they can cause quite a lot of damage. At Critter Control of Gainesville, we know the best ways to deal with armadillo infestations.
A Little More about Armadillos
Armadillos have a strong sense of smell as well as some pretty powerful legs and claws designed specifically for digging. These creatures feed off of worms and bugs, making any Florida garden ideal hunting ground. Many homeowners in Gainesville struggle to keep armadillos out of their vegetable and flower gardens, and since these 9-banded critters are nocturnal, you’ll likely only find them foraging for food at night.
Homeowners face yet another problem: armadillos aren’t territorial, so it’s likely that the same armadillo that dug up your tomato garden one week may not be the same armadillo raiding your potato patch the next.
Tips to Discourage Armadillos
Building a fence around your garden or yard can help prevent armadillos. The fence must go deep into the ground, otherwise the armadillo will simply dig underneath the fence to find a way in. If you are building a fence, it should go at least 18 inches into the ground and have a 90 degree bend at the bottom.
Building a deep fence is no picnic, so here is another method you can try. Armadillos have a keen sense of smell, so making your garden or yard stink can actually help to deter them. Eye-watering scents, like ammonia and vinegar, should keep armadillos from entering. Try sprinkling areas of your yard with these solutions to keep these pests out.
Expert Wildlife Removal
When you have a recurring armadillo problem, it is important that you turn to professional wildlife removal services to solve the problem for good. Contact Critter Control of Gainesville. Our experts will humanely and safely remove the armadillos from your property.