Nutria do not carry rabies.
Hey Niki- Regarding Nutria,
"Another example, "the rat that ate Louisiana," as described by Annin, is a large (up to 15 pounds) rodent native to South America that is spreading rapidly throughout the bayous of Louisiana. The nutria was introduced in the early 1900s to develop a fur industry in the state, but they escaped from their cages during a hurricane and rapidly spread through the state. At first, they were heavily trapped and helped support a bustling fur trade which peaked at about 1 million pelts per year, but fashion mores changed and fur was out. Without the control of trapping, the nutria populations exploded, reaching densities of 6,000 individuals per square mile in places. The ravenous rodents can graze down nearly all of the bayou vegetation, leaving just open water. Without the floating vegetation present, habitat is lost and storm damage is worsened. The nutria grow so large that they are virtually immune to predation in the swamp except from the largest alligators. Damage has been so extensive in Lafitte National Park that park managers are poised to permit hunters to kill the nutria. This has led to a pubic outcry by some groups who oppose the hunting of the animals, especially within national parks. With no other viable means of control, however, the Park Service may be in the awkward position of sanctioning hunts to eradicate the animals. In a unique Louisiana twist, some chefs have been experimenting with various nutria dishes, trying to create a market for the meat. While new "haute cuisine" may not be a universal answer to the problem of exotic species, it does highlight the fact that complex problems often require unusual solutions."
From this site- http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbin....14.html
I would be a proponent of humanely destroying Nutria. Sheesh, they're as bad as fire ants in many ways.
Hi RamPuppy, Sounds as if you have the insects on the ground covered with the French Guinea. Would you consider covering the air? *Creating habitat for bats can greatly reduce flying insect populations. I would be more than happy to provide you with start up information if you were interested. Most bats are either threatend or endangered so any habitat anyone is interested in providing is a very good thing. There are several species indigenous to the area in which you reside.
Armadillos are native to Texas on down. Why would people want to encourage dogs to kill them? *Just curious.