When there is a Cedar Rapids armadillo that invaded your property, knowing the right thing to do to get them out of your shed or porch is essential. Perhaps the best way to get rid of them is to capture them alive using the trapping device and relocate them to another place. However, you need to be considerate when choosing the place to release them. Most wild animals will die if you relocate them in an unfamiliar environment.
Steps to Get Rid of the Armadillo under the Porch or Shed
We understand how difficult it is to get rid of the Iowa armadillo that is dwelling under your shed. Fortunately, there are some methods that you can use to conveniently remove the nuisance creature without harming them.
Setting a Cedar Rapids Trap
For those who lack the experience, setting a trap is not simply opening the trap and waiting for the Iowa creature to enter and step on the bait panel to trigger the trap. The first step is to choose the right trap to capture the armadillo. It should at least have a dimension of 12x10x30 inches. You will have to look for a catch-and-release type. This will not inflict any harm on the part of armadillo. After choosing the right trapping device, it is now time to consider the placement of the trap. It should be at least 5 ft. away from the location of their burrow. You also need to consider the type of bait that you will use. All these will improve the success of capturing the creature.
Machine deterrents will not be effective against armadillo. Except for the eviction fluid, the other commercially available repellents will not be potent against them. The better option would be the use of fencing method. Since the armadillo have an incessant digging habit, the fence should be buried at least one foot below the ground. However, a single armadillo may not necessarily warrant the installation of the fence. For those who have a recurring armadillo problem, this can be an excellent solution. Choosing the material that you will use as a barrier should be considered. It should be sturdy enough to withstand the attack of the armadillo.
Close the Burrows
The Iowa armadillos will dig their burrows under our shed or porch. Restricting their access to their burrows will encourage them to leave our property. This should only be done if the armadillo has left the burrow and there are no baby armadillos left inside. Be sure to consider the season when performing this method to guarantee that there are no nest of babies inside. The burrow should be filled up with gravel before covering it with soil. This will make it hard for the creature to reoccupy the den.
Finally, you should also try to remove the piles of brush and woods that the Cedar Rapids creature can use as covering. In case you have a recurring problem with the armadillo, allow the professional to handle your infestation problem.