SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32 Posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2074 times:
Does anybody have a proven way to get rid of these annoying critters!?
They are tearing up my yard and eating any new growth off my plants! My 2 new little rose bushes try and grow and then something completely defoliates them over night. Also my hybiscus bush was completely devoid of leaves this morning! ARGGGGH!
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
I used to live in Spring Hill, FL in Hernando County, and we used to get armadillos sometimes. The mother would bring in her babies and hang upside down somewhere. My dad would always chase them away with a broomstick.
I think in order to get rid of them is to put up a mini-fence around the plants for a while. You can get the wire fences almost anywhere. If you don't like the wire fences, you can make a natural fence with sticks. I have a strawberry patch in my backyard, and our property is also on a rather large body of water, so we always get ducks. I put up a natural fence, and no they don't even try!
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1992 times:
Capture them and put them in the middle of the interstate, so they can get run over just like the rest of their retarded cousins in Texas. Every 1/4 of a mile you see a dead Armadillo. I guess if you really hate the things you have quite a time I'm sure. I think you should capture them, make a video where you threaten to behead them (and then actually do so). Put a TV in your yard, and show the execution video. Terrorist seem to think it works on us Americans, why shouldn't it work for armadillos.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22870 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
I think you should capture them, make a video where you threaten to behead them (and then actually do so). Put a TV in your yard, and show the execution video. Terrorist seem to think it works on us Americans, why shouldn't it work for armadillos.
I must say, you've had me speechless with this one. I'm not sure whether to laugh because it's so creative or to be offended because of what is going on over in the Middle East. But either way, kudos for that statement.
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DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1899 times:
I live in Dallas, and I've never seen an armadillo.
Dallas is still east of the transition into the rolling hills and high plains of west Texas and the panhandle areas. Even if you go out to Mineral Wells and the Possum Kingdom Lake area you rarely see them. Go either north of west into OK or west texas and every 1 mile or so they'res a dead one on the road.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3084 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
I lived in Dallas for just one summer, and although I never saw a live one, I definitely saw a few "Texas speedbumps" along 360 just south of the airport. Keep your eyes open and I guarantee you'll see a dead one by the side of the road at some point...