Armadillos are known for their digging and burrowing tendencies, which can make them a major nuisance to Florida home and business owners. Professionally trapping and removing an armadillo is the best way to handle the issue. In fact, the state of Florida requires that armadillos be trapped and removed by a professional, licensed animal removal agency.
These critters can be stubborn animals that do not typically respond to commercial repellent often sold on the market. In many cases, they just push right past mothballs or other detractors. Some people resort to pouring animal urine and bleach to repel armadillos, however, these rarely work and bleach is extremely harmful to the environment. Armadillos are also nocturnal animals, so they sneak around all hours of the night while you’re fast asleep.
If you’re thinking of ways to DIY armadillo removal, we highly recommend that you call professionals instead. Aside from the fact that the Florida state requires professionals to handle armadillos, you must know that catching and handling them on your own can be quite risky. While they probably won’t attack you as they are not known to be aggressive, they are considered wild animals so they may be a carrier of different kinds of germs and diseases.