I've gotten several questions about controlling armadillos and I really have no answer for them. I've never gardened in armadillo country. Last week I mentioned using blood meal to deter chipmunks and squirrels, but armadillos are insect eaters and I'm not sure they care about the scent of blood. Have you tried anything thing that actually detered them?
I've heard of using predator urine, ammonia, vinegar and sulfur - all things I'd rather not inhale everytime I walk through my yard. Several people suggested a coating of red pepper, but that's not practical if you have pets. The one that intrigues me is pine needles. Has anyone had success deterring armadillos with the scent of pine?
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