I am a golf course superintendent in the Dallas, Texas area and I need to get rid of armadillos. They are ruining my golf course. I don’t mind a tricky course with sand traps and such, but these guys are creating craters! Where they don’t belong!
Armadillos aren’t all that big, and they move slowly every time I see them, but, man, can they move a lot of dirt. They dig huge holes in the course, turning over sod and scraping dirt away.
A couple of years ago my friend had armadillos in her flower beds and she got really upset and wanted to get rid of the armadillos. I am afraid I wasn’t very kind. I didn’t see then what the big deal was. After all, it was just a little-old critter. Why was she so wound up about it?
What a nuisance. I am concerned that someone will fall in the holes they leave. Each morning I drive around and find freshly turned dirt. It is impossible to keep the course looking like it should. Now I need to learn how to get rid of armadillos.
They don’t scare. Nothing really seems to repel them—urine, peppers, noise makers. I read somewhere that fencing is good, but I can’t fence an entire golf course. Besides, I’m sure they are living around here somewhere and I would probably fence them in, forcing them to live on the course.
What to do? There has got to be a way to get rid of the armadillos so I can get my course back into play.
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