Home Improvements

How do you get rid of skunks?

Skunks
Skunks

When a skunk is injured or frightened it creates a horrible odor. If anyone is bitten by a skunk, try to catch the skunk because they carry rabies. These animals cause damages to buildings and backyards. Mostly skunks are seen at night and early in the morning. They will eat anything including insects, wastes etc.

Garbage
Garbage

Before transferring your trash to the garbage, pack it in metal or plastic trash cans with lids. Skunks will eat just about anything from garbage.

Pet Food
Pet Food

Remove your pet’s food from his tray at night and clean dining the table scraps, or you might just have a skunk’s family breeding on your property.

Nuts, berries, and fruits.
Nuts, berries, and fruits.

If you have juicy fruits, berries, nuts and trees you should clean your yards at least thrice a week and remove the ones that have fallen on the ground.

Bright light
Bright light

Skunks love darkness, they prefers to stay hidden in the dark so use moving lights that brighten up your lawn.

Spicy pepper
Spicy pepper

You can spray pepper powder to keep skunks away but you have to do so frequently for it to remain effective.

Commercial repellents
Commercial repellents

Dog and cat repellents work well to keep the skunks at bay.

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