How to Drive an Armadillo Out of a Burrow

Armadillos can be a nuisance because of their tendency to destroy lawns. They live in burrows and often dig holes while hunting for insects, both of which can result in lawn destruction if they make their way onto your property. The best solution to an armadillo problem is to rid them from your yard altogether. An aggressive method such as repelling them from their home will be faster than other passive methods such as eliminating a food source or waiting until they fall into a trap.

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Armadillos hunt underground for food.

Step 1

Spray castor oil around the burrows of the armadillos with a spray bottle or liquid chemical sprayer. This is a repellent that will deter armadillos from living in the burrows.

Step 2

Use natural granular repellents to drive the armadillos from their homes. Spread a repellent that contains a mix of 10 percent rucinus communis oil and 90 percent attapulgite hormite clay in and around the burrows with a spray bottle or liquid chemical sprayer. This method is non-toxic.

Step 3

Apply Permethrin in and around the burrows with a spray bottle or liquid chemical sprayer. Wait 10 days and apply a layer of Permethrin Pro if the armadillos have yet to leave.