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Armadillo trap #9044978 05/09/24 01:25 PM
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From time to time, we are overrun with armadillos. They dig in the flower beds, and the wife gets PO’d. I’d get up in the wee hours and look for them, and put a bullet in them, but that requires me getting up in those wee hours, when I could be sleeping. But, a friend of my wife (old high school friend) from Louisiana suggested an armadillo trap. Sounded ridiculous. What would you bait it with? But, I did look up the traps. They come in scented and unscented, with the scent being armadillo scent, which is actually the bait. Still sounded ridiculous, but I bought a scented one (just in case). Danged things work. Caught another one last night and apparently have at least one more to catch. Got to wonder who ever thought that trap idea up.


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Info on the trap, I’ve got a need for one.



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I would never get rid of mine. They have figured out how to completely destroy a fire ant mound.

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Look on Amazon for wooden scented armadillo trap. Plans are an available on the internet if you’d rather make one. 3/4” treated plywood. I didn’t believe they’d work, but what do I know. My wife got to say “toldja so”. I hate that.


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Re: Armadillo trap [Re: 603Country] #9045325 05/09/24 11:03 PM
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Ok Ok, here it is. Locked and loaded. Through that hole in the top, there’s a 6” or so wooden stick that’s the trigger. The Dillo goes in either end, due to the scent, I suppose, hits that stick and both doors drop down. It’s best to take some candle wax and rub it on the edges of the doors and on the cord. I use the hole to shoot em through it. The guy that recommended it said he’s caught over 40 Dillos.
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Re: Armadillo trap [Re: 603Country] #9045326 05/09/24 11:03 PM
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We have had mixed results trapping armadillos in regular live traps that we catch other pests in. They have to be "funneled" into the trap with 2" X 8" or 2" X 6" boards.

Some go in the trap and others will never go in. Of course they typically like soft moist ground, like our sprinklered yard and my wife's planting beds. Funnel them in the area they have been feeding and they seem to root along the board until they walk into the trap. If you don't catch them the third night, he's probably never going in and you'll need to get up night and blast him.

The boards go out at about a 45 degree angle (or a little tighter)from the trap opening. We have supported the boards with cinder block on the outside, but home made J stakes from 3/8" rebar work better.


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I tried regular traps for a long while. Tried to funnel them in there. Not much luck. This trap has worked real well, and I’m not in the yard at 3 am with a 22 and the skeeters.


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Anyone use a game camera that sends a notification when it takes a picture of a varmit? Then get up and dispatch said varmit?



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Originally Posted by BigRon
We have had mixed results trapping armadillos in regular live traps that we catch other pests in. They have to be "funneled" into the trap with 2" X 8" or 2" X 6" boards.

Some go in the trap and others will never go in. Of course they typically like soft moist ground, like our sprinklered yard and my wife's planting beds. Funnel them in the area they have been feeding and they seem to root along the board until they walk into the trap. If you don't catch them the third night, he's probably never going in and you'll need to get up night and blast him.

The boards go out at about a 45 degree angle (or a little tighter)from the trap opening. We have supported the boards with cinder block on the outside, but home made J stakes from 3/8" rebar work better.

Thats how we caught them when I was young.


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I use flapper door cage traps. The trick with armadillos is they're nearly blind so you have to put the trap in their way.


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I just put the trap (shown above) in the area the armadillo are digging. I guess that the scent in the trap pulls them in. I don’t make any attempt to funnel them to it.

The trap, which my wife bought, because I thought it was all a bunch of hooey, was and is expensive.


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I bought the same trap and then built a few more. They work really well! Have caught 30-40 so far. The key is the scented dirt (from previous armadillos) inside the trap which draws them in.

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The scented dirt? That’s what the scent is? Great information.


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