Animal Control – Mink
Repellent Thiram is federally registered for protecting bulbs from mole damage. Mole repellents with castor oil as the active ingredient are now on the market and may potentially prevent eastern mole damage under certain circumstances. In using any repellent, follow directions and application rates provided on the package label. Also be aware that using any repellent for controlling moles has limitations and may not eliminate damage or effectively control the problem.Mothballs or moth flakes occasionally are suggested as mole repellents. When placed into the mole’s runways, they are said to cause the mole to leave. But there is little information to substantiate their effectiveness.
Trapping is the most successful and practical method to get rid of moles and eliminate damage.There are three excellent mole traps on the market. Each of these, if properly handled, will give good results. These traps each depend on the same mechanism for releasing the spring.
Animal Control – Muskrats
Controlling nuisance muskrats is to find where they are living. Walk near the edge of the water and look for underwater tunnels that lead to their dens. Den entrances are usually located a few inches to 3 feet below the water level. Signs that a muskrat den is nearby include muddy water, floating vegetation, and pellet-sized droppings on rocks along the shoreline.
Animal Control – Armadillo
Armadillo that is causing you problems doesn’t live in your yard, or if you can’t find the burrow, you might consider trapping it. Armadillos are usually active early in the morning or late at night. You can either get up early or stay up late and attempt to net the critter if you see it, or you could get a normal amount of rest and let a live trap do the work for you. If you would like to try a live trap, first make sure it is big enough to hold an armadillo. They are around the size of a large cat when fully grown.
Bait the trap with fresh fruit or earthworms. Worms probably will work the best; fruit might just attract a raccoon instead. If you use worms, put them in a nylon stocking. This will let the smell out without letting the worms escape.Once you’ve trapped your armadillo, you can release it away from your yard. To stop it from coming back, you can release it somewhere it is likely to be happy. Try to let it go near water a lake, stream or pond will do.