Armadillo Trap - 136 Dillos Gone!

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We live in Southwest Louisiana on one acre and after months of holes in dillo the yard and messed up flower beds it was time for some armadillo control. I tried shooting them but they travel when I sleep. Web research brought me to the idea of an armadillo trap and I bought one online on June 25, 2005. It's getting a little rusty 6 years later and I'm planning on getting a second one. The one I have picked out is at Shopping Warehouse and it's the same size but collapsable.

I'm passing this on to anyone that stumbles on this site. If you want to catch an armadillo this trap really works on armadillos. This is the trap we use and it's a Havahart. We didn't get it from them as they seem to be more expensive than their resellers. We did finally catch a raccoon.

I just looked around till I found the armadillo holes and put the trap unbaited next to the entrance. I plan to bait with some worms if setting next to a hole stops working.

The trap seems expensive but there's a dillo control dude in Florida that gets $50 per armadillo catch. Trapping your own pays off if you have the luck I did. The quick math shows a savings of around $3,250 (As of 04/02/2011).

kids and dillo

 

Hot Tip: If your trap is not catching look for stiffness in the trigger. It has hinges that need a drop of oil every so often. If they corrode inside take a screwdriver and open them up a little. You need to test every so often and make sure the trigger is real responsive.

 

Dillo #10 on 10/20/2005
Dillo #11 on 11/07/2005
Dillo #12 on 03/14/2006   Spring is here!
Dillo #13 on 04/13/2006
Dillo #14 on 04/17/2006
Dillo #15 on 05/16/2006
Dillo #16 on 07/06/2006
Dillo #17 on 08/02/2006   I must love keeping records.
Dillo #18 on 09/07/2006
Dillo #19 on 05/06/2007
Dillo #20 on 05/30/2007
Dillo #21 on 06/07/2007
Dillo #22 on 07/06/2007
Dillo #23 on 07/21/2007
Dillo #24 on 07/25/2007
Dillo #25 on 08/06/2007
Dillo #26 on 08/11/2007
Dillo #27 on 10/08/2007
Dillo #28 on 03/31/2008  Season starts early!
Dillo #29 on 04/07/2008
Dillo #30 on 04/23/2008  They never stop!
Dillo #31 on 05/02/2008
Dillo #32 on 05/15/2008
Dillo #33 on 05/18/2008
Dillo #34 on 05/24/2008
Dillo #35 on 06/08/2008
Dillo #36 on 07/06/2008  Hid the trap under grass!
Dillo #37 on 07/10/2008  Hid the trap under grass!
Dillo #38 on 04/02/2009  A new season begins!
Dillo #39 on 04/23/2009
Dillo #40 on 05/07/2009
Dillo #41 on 05/08/2009
Dillo #42 on 06/01/2009
Dillo #43 on 06/02/2009
Dillo #44 on 06/27/2009
Dillo #45 on 07/20/2009
Dillo #46 on 07/28/2009
Dillo #47 on 07/30/2009
Dillo #48 on 11/21/2009  First November Catch.
Dillo #49 on 11/23/2009
Dillo #50 on 05/03/2010  Slow Start This Year
Dillo #51 on 05/06/2010
Dillo #52 on 05/08/2010
Dillo #53 on 05/26/2010
Dillo #54 on 06/08/2010
Dillo #55 on 06/17/2010
Dillo #56 on 06/18/2010
Dillo #57 on 06/19/2010
Dillo #58 on 07/31/2010
Dillo #59 on 08/05/2010
Dillo #60 on 08/08/2010  No End To The Dillos
Dillo #61 on 08/13/2010
Dillo #62 on 08/31/2010
Dillo #63 on 09/06/2010
Dillo #64 on 09/10/2010
Dillo #65 on 10/27/2010
Dillo #66 on 04/02/2011  First One This Year
Dillo #67 on 04/07/2011
Dillo #68 on 04/19/2011
Dillo #69 on 04/22/2011
Dillo #70 on 05/01/2011
Dillo #71 on 05/12/2011
Dillo #72 on 05/13/2011
Dillo #73 on 05/20/2011  4 in last 20 days.
Dillo #74 on 06/04/2011
Dillo #75 on 06/12/2011
Dillo #76 on 06/24/2011
Dillo #77 on 06/29/2011
Dillo #78 on 08/04/2011
Dillo #79 on 08/11/2011
Dillo #80 on 08/31/2011
Dillo #81 on 09/01/2011
Dillo #82 on 09/23/2011
Dillo #83 on 03/20/2012  Spring and trap have sprung.
Dillo #84 on 03/21/2012  Two days in a row!
Dillo #85 on 04/04/2012
Dillo #86 on 05/01/2012
Dillo #87 on 07/13/2012
Dillo #88 on 07/25/2012
Dillo #89 on 08/25/2012
Dillo #90 on 08/30/2012
Dillo #91 on 09/09/2012
Dillo #92 on 09/24/2012
Dillo #93 on 04/03/2013  First Dillo of the new season.
Dillo #94 on 04/08/2013
Dillo #95 on 04/09/2013  Two days in a row.
Dillo #96 on 04/16/2013
Dillo #97 on 04/24/2013
Dillo #98 on 05/02/2013
Dillo #99 on 05/15/2013
Dillo #100 on 06/06/2013
Dillo #101 on 06/14/2013
Dillo #102 on 07/14/2013
Dillo #103 on 07/28/2013
Dillo #104 on 05/10/2014  Off to a late start this year.
Dillo #105 on 06/17/2014
Dillo #106 on 06/18/2014
Dillo #107 on 06/20/2014
Dillo #108 on 06/24/2014
Dillo #109 on 08/08/2014
Dillo #110 on 03/30/2015 First Dillo of the new season.
Dillo #111 on 04/01/2015
Dillo #112 on 04/03/2015
Dillo #113 on 04/18/2015
Dillo #114 on 04/26/2015
Dillo #115 on 05/11/2015
Dillo #116 on 05/28/2015
Dillo #117 on 06/12/2015
Dillo #118 on 08/06/2015
Dillo #119 on 08/13/2015
Dillo #120 on 04/21/2016  First one for this year.
Dillo #121 on 04/26/2016
Dillo #122 on 04/28/2016
Dillo #123 on 05/28/2016
Dillo #124 on 05/30/2016

Trapping raccoons late June and early July 2016 so not any Dillo action. Caught 8 raccoons.

Dillo #125 on 08/06/2016
Dillo #126 on 08/31/2016
Dillo #127 on 09/12/2016
Dillo #128 on 03/7/2017  First for 2017 and now with two traps.

Dillo #129 on 05/17/2017
Dillo #130 on 06/12/2017
Dillo #131 on 07/21/2017
Dillo #132 on 08/12/2017
Dillo #133 on 08/15/2017
Dillo #134 on 08/21/2017
Dillo #135 on 08/24/2017
Dillo #136 on 09/21/2017