Armadillos in my garden


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Old 04-15-12, 12:45 PM
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Angry Armadillos in my garden

I live in central Florida. I planted my garden two weeks ago. Several days after planting it, there were many small holes and several holes about three inches deep. My garden was in jeopardy. I tried a commercial spray repellant. It did nothing.
We have horses, and they are fenced in by a standard fence as well as an electric fence. Here is what I did. It was cheap and very effective.
I made posts out of standard PVC pipe. I used half inch, the thick wall type. Three inches above the ground line, I drilled a hole, thru and thru. I put the 17 guage wire (available at some Lowe's, as well as farm and at fence stores). I thredded the wire thru the PVC posts, sunk two feet into the soil. I attached the standard electric fence converter unit.
I had no more armadillo problems. Also I had had some rabbit problems, and the electric fence got rid of the rabbits also.
 
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Old 04-15-12, 01:09 PM
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Around here we use the electric fence to keep raccoons out of the sweet corn.
 
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Old 04-16-12, 04:55 AM
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Oddly, I have two electric fence chargers. One AC powered and the other DC for remote flower & vegetable beds. One strand of wire at about 36" for the deer and strands 3", 6" and 9" off the ground for the opossum, raccoon & rabbits. The one drawback is when a skunk bumps into the wire in the middle of the night you are awoken to the most awful smell.
 
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Aaah! Possum on a half shell! How did you keep the charged wire from grounding out if you buried it??
 
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For small rodents in your garden, check out www.kencove.com, for electric netting fence. It has step-in posts built into it so all you have to do is unroll the net, step the posts into the ground, and hook up an energizer. They have all types of options for both nets and accessories for the net. Whether you would like to electrify using solar power to a traditional mains energizer.
 
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Hello Huffy and thanks for your input. This thread hasnít been active since April so Iím not sure if the original poster will see it but hopefully it will help others in the future. As a pest control guy in the northeast I do not have a lot (actually nothing) to offer about armadilloís. Saw one once when I was backpacking through Ocala National Forest in the 80ís.
 
 

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