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How to get rid of skunks???
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Jeremy    Posted 07-15-2001 at 13:07:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how to get rid of baby skunks. My wife went out the other night and seen 4 in our front yard and seen another one last night outside our back door. I would just shoot em, but I don't think the small town we live in would approve. (If we only lived in the country again... they'd be gonners) I thought of live trapping, but decided I didn't have enough tomoto juice to clean myself up afterwards. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!! -Jeremy


Bob M    Posted 03-05-2007 at 14:50:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a skunk motel under my shed. I get rid of one, then another one or more move right in.
I've tried smoking them out (you gotta be careful because where there's smoke, there's something burning) using a rodent smoke bomb called Revenge which claims to control gophers, moles, woodchucks, rats, SKUNKS, and ground squirrels. I put the smoke bomb inside a flexible metal hose type thing I bought for my pellet stove, lit the fuse, then snaked the thing into their access hole. Then I waited & watched the little bit of smoke come out the sides of the shed, then waited for the alternate bad smell of decomposing skunk. (Never smelt it)
I also used a have a heart trap which I used to relocate the squirrels which were eating up all the good stuff from the bird seed. I was fighting a losing battle trying to get rid of the squirrels because my good neighbor Mary was feeding peanuts to the squirrels (I think the skunks moved in to feast on Mary's peanuts). I would bring the trapped squirrels to work in the morning and let 'em loose. I never trapped the same squirrel twice. The one time I trapped a skunk (thinking it was a squirrel), I threw an old towel over the trap, pulled the trap onto a large piece of cardboard, poked the end of a bungie cord through the cardboard, hooked the end of the cord with a garden hoe, then dragged the whole contraption out to my waiting pickup truck, lifted everything into the bed of the truck, then drove off to find the nearest wooded area to deposit the skunk. The darned thing was a piece of work to get it out of the trap. When it finally shook out, it looked around, didn't give me any problem, and waddled away.
Just an hour ago I squirted ammonia under the shed. It's March 3rd. The ground is still frozen. I'm ready to nuke them next time.


White Top    Posted 06-20-2006 at 08:08:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have six skunks (five now)living in an old ground hog hole under the hard surface state road. They are on someone else's property but seem to come to my property after we go to bed. Their hole is approx.1/4 to 1/2 mile from me and mothballs have not affected them at all. I do not like shooting on someone else's land so I am out of options. They seem to come by at 2-3 in the morning so waiting for them is out of the question. There has got to be a product somewhere that you can dump in the hole (other than gas or diesel fuel)to kill them. Anyone anywhere--HELP!!!


Brad    Posted 06-27-2007 at 10:10:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try a can of coke mixed with fly bait


june bahr    Posted 06-23-2009 at 12:36:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
how much fly bait to the one can of coke??


Emmy    Posted 07-12-2005 at 21:25:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi live trapping skunk works they don't spray for some reason and you can drive them down the road and let them go!!! We have trapped several of them out of our yard!!! as long as you don't scare them!!! We used dry milk as bait.


Pete Orchard    Posted 07-04-2005 at 03:54:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On all of the previous messages, nothing is said about using a poison. Now I know that is not cool to do and I don't want to, but is using something like DeCon or a rat poison an option if you can not shoot or trap the skunks. What would be the downside of using a poison besides feeling guilty about killing the skunks.


gabrielle    Posted 07-08-2005 at 22:58:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now why in the world, would any of feel bad about killing a skunk, please tell me!!!! I have had so much stupid mess with these things that im at the poing where i want to just throw a can at ones head! Thats because i dont have a pellet gun!=)


Darryl P. Widemeyer III    Posted 04-26-2005 at 16:31:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Skunks? I was hoping that this was a forum on how to get rid of skanks! I really need some help in that department, they come around at all hours, looking for money to buy drugs, then they rob you blind while you're sleeping the night away after they spray you! How do I get rid of these!


gabrielle    Posted 07-08-2005 at 23:02:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Um, Darryl, were you talking about SKUNKS, OR SKANKS? just checking, your message is hillarious. We live by the woods and these stupid skunks are out after dark every night! Yesterday i saw two mating on the side of the road! I hate skunks. OK, now lets stop pretending that we are animal activists and talk about how we are going to get rid of these skunks!


kyle    Posted 10-24-2005 at 09:36:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
little holes in your yard are most likely skunks. and skunk do not have to spray to smell - they mark there territory just like a dog or cat. moth balls will completely cure your skunk problem.

it works - i have had skunk problems in my yard for YEARS!!! i cannot sleep once i smell one, and i already have insomnia, so sleep is precious. skunks like to dig in my yard to eat grub worms. if only i had known sooner, i would have used moth balls all along.

one month ago someone suggested moth balls to me. i have one acre of yard. i took three large boxes and surrounded THE ENTIRE PERIMETER of my acre (one moth ball about every foot), and immediately the skunk problem vanished - GONE. now for the last three nights they have been back, because the moth balls have finally dissolved.

i went to wal mart at lunch today and bought three more large boxes.

i can't WAIT to get home.


Lily    Posted 10-16-2006 at 16:31:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have 4 ferel cats that have lived on our deck for the past 4
months. Last night and tonight we saw a skunk eating the cats'
food. We scooped up the food and will only feed the cats in the
morning. However, what danger does the skunk pose to our
adopted pets? Can we put moth balls out without harming the cats?


mb    Posted 07-05-2006 at 17:28:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What if the skunks are already in your yard? Thanks


Marie Attwood    Posted 02-26-2005 at 13:28:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
live trap is best. best bait is macaroni and cheese. take a large black garbage bag and cover the trap, this will keep whatever spray contained and allow you to move the trap away from you house. Shoot them before you open the trap. to clean the spray use this mixture. The odor is instantly gone. 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide - 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 tsp of dish soap. works like a charm even takes the odor out of clothing. I've eliminated over a dozen skunks from my yard this way. so far this year.... none have come back.


Emmy    Posted 07-12-2005 at 21:37:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can get rid of the skunks that I see!!!! Because I have no problem shooting them! I just want to know how to keep them from coming around is there something that you can put out like moth balls or soap like you can put out for deer?


Andre Janniere    Posted 06-20-2007 at 11:30:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Use Amonia


Arkie    Posted 03-07-2004 at 19:16:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I life on a farm with a barn and I have skunks in the barn and my dog has been sprayed 5 times!!! Help!


annette Mahone    Posted 01-28-2005 at 09:10:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Skunks either travel on my properity or live there. They spray usually about twice a month. It take forever to get rid of the smell. I'm considering moving. Do the Ultrasonic things work, or moth balls?


sarah    Posted 11-30-2005 at 10:01:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have skunks under my house. We've tried noise, trapping, fox urine, moth balls, dogs, everything. Last year we trapped 9. They're still there. We blocked off all of the entrances and buried chicken wire around our skirting. Thank God for snow, now maybe we'll see their tracks.


kyle    Posted 10-24-2005 at 09:38:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
moth balls WORK!

little holes in your yard are most likely skunks. and skunk do not have to spray to smell - they mark there territory just like a dog or cat. moth balls will completely cure your skunk problem.

it works - i have had skunk problems in my yard for YEARS!!! i cannot sleep once i smell one, and i already have insomnia, so sleep is precious. skunks like to dig in my yard to eat grub worms. if only i had known sooner, i would have used moth balls all along.

one month ago someone suggested moth balls to me. i have one acre of yard. i took three large boxes and surrounded THE ENTIRE PERIMETER of my acre (one moth ball about every foot), and immediately the skunk problem vanished - GONE. now for the last three nights they have been back, because the moth balls have finally dissolved.

i went to wal mart at lunch today and bought three more large boxes.

i can't WAIT to get home.


Linn    Posted 03-12-2005 at 08:00:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the ultrasonic things and the skunk in my yard is nesting directly under one. No, I do not think they work.


erika    Posted 02-28-2004 at 05:56:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my grandmother has a skunk and 4 babbies under her house how do we get rid of them with out hurting them?


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Rob    Posted 03-04-2004 at 11:35:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Go to

http://www.fwp.state.mt.us/wildthings/livingwwildlife/livingwskunks.asp


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Keli    Posted 03-02-2004 at 18:11:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
there is a spray you can buy at agway. it's called "ropell". works very good to keep animals (including cats) from going under your porch or home, but don't know about if they are already under there. but as with every kind of spray, has to be reapplied after a rain.


steve    Posted 01-11-2004 at 13:43:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we had skunks under our house we tried moth balls didn't help then a friend suggested we put a 60watt light bulb under the house skunks don't like daylight well we put a 100watt bulb in, it was noon, left it on all day and night the next day no odor skunks were gone make sure you plug up the holes and just for good measure we put a whole box full of moth balls before we closed off the holes.FYI:put metal ,tin anything they can't dig through before you seal up the hole good luck!


Tina Henley    Posted 09-09-2003 at 12:45:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do you get rid of a skunk?


Holly Comeau    Posted 09-03-2003 at 12:08:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My friend had skunks in his shed. He used ex-lax. The skunks will eat the ex-lax and have uncontrolable movements. Skunks to not stay were they lay there droppings. But you'll have to clean up there mess.


jess    Posted 12-08-2002 at 16:07:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a skunk in my garge and it won't leave i've tried traps poisin and a few other things!!how do i get it out!!


samantha    Posted 01-30-2003 at 18:50:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have some skunks in my yard and they wont leave


Allen Daniels    Posted 07-22-2003 at 11:39:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the same problem. What is your answer?

Allen


Hyacinth Dewar-Jackson    Posted 08-18-2003 at 10:11:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a family of four in my backyard at nights digging for grubs etc. They are not scared of Human they walk by even if you are sitting on the patio. Any idea


DianeG    Posted 06-10-2003 at 17:38:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a woman next door who is feeding them. We live in the city and the city says we cannot hurt them. Still and all, if you feed them they will come. Perhaps poison??? Any ideas.


HARRY    Posted 10-21-2002 at 16:03:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have the same problem with my lawn being dug up what I am trying is BUBBLE GUM you know the BAZOOKA JOE, it messes up their digestive system and you know what happens next


Steve-O    Posted 10-26-2002 at 18:49:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd just like to say to folks with a skunk problem they should make sure they aren't feedin their pets outside. Pet food attracts them faster than grubs anyday. We had 3 skunks comin up our porch steps and sprayed the dog 3 times now to eat her food.


Tereena    Posted 08-09-2002 at 07:19:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband and I have a family of 4 skunks under our sunroom. We've tried rags soaked in ammonia (only attracted cats to pee there), moth balls, blocking them out/in, and some liquid skunk repellent spray. None of it did the trick. We've bought a kid's cap gun and used that to scare them out (we were brave), then we spread cayenne pepper (very thick) around the base of the sun room, and under it. We closed up ALL entrances, and waited. Kept them away until it rained. We're going to be using chicken wire and burying it a foot into the ground, and then in an "L" shape going out from the building, another 6 inches to keep the critters from digging. Does that help anyone?


Allen    Posted 07-22-2003 at 11:48:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
David,

Did you get any answers from anyone on how to get rid of these pesky skunks?

Allen in OKC


david brown    Posted 08-29-2002 at 17:30:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thank you for the info we tried all that to no avail im thinking of just shooting them and maybe in a year or so the stink will go away or maybe mmoving to my camper for a couple months after


kristine    Posted 06-21-2002 at 20:09:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, I'm serious! I really have a stinky skunk problem right under my bedroom window and I like to sleep with the windows open! What can I do to get rid of them????


Krissy    Posted 09-11-2002 at 10:55:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got rid of mine by keeping a light on all night for one month, keeping the sprinkler on at night, and killing the grubs with Grub-X so they won't come back - and they didn't ! PS - Music helps - put an old radio outside and let the music play or have talk radio play - it scares them away !!


Lois Winkelbauer    Posted 07-22-2002 at 09:49:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Help!!! I need to get rid of skunks. I live in the country,but was told not to shoot them. I have grandchildren, and we live in an area where Rabid skunks have been found. I know there are at least 4. They have been on my back porch, and in the garage; I make sure I do not leave any food outside, or garbage. Any Ideas? Thank you Lois


jabs    Posted 10-15-2002 at 19:08:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if you shoot a skunk with a bebe gun in the neck it will stun it for about an hour and then take it out into a bush far away from your house and but make sure it is still stund i mad that mistake.


asdf    Posted 09-11-2002 at 10:55:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got rid of mine by keeping a light on all night for one month, keeping the sprinkler on at night, and killing the grubs with Grub-X so they won't come back - and they didn't ! PS - Music helps - put an old radio outside and let the music play or have talk radio play - it scares them away !!


Mary    Posted 06-21-2002 at 07:59:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Last year, on line, someone gave me a "recipe" for a spray to repel skunks. I've lost it? I think it included castor oil, Dawn dish detergent, and water. Mix it and spray along edge of yard, and/or skunks path. Does anyone else have this "recipe"?


Janie    Posted 04-23-2009 at 07:04:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T USE POISON TO KILL THEM!!! I live in a mobile home and had a skunk living under me. Not knowing it was a skunk and thinking it was possibly mice or rats, I put out rat poison. The skunk died under my house, releasing ALL of it's smelly musk at the time of death. You think they're a problem when they're living; YOU AIN'T SMELLED NOTHING YET! I am having to relocate for a few weeks while the smell goes away. I'm also having to get rid of the majority of my clothing and my sofa & love seat; probably my carpet too. This will end up costing a small fortune.


Aaron    Posted 08-26-2002 at 14:28:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
try spraying a mixture of eight ounces of dish detergent, eight ounces of castor oil, and one gallon of water around the area where the skunks reside. To determine if the den has been vacated, stuff newspaper in the entry hole; if animals are still present, the paper will be pushed out within 24 hours.



THE REV. HERMAN BUCK    Posted 08-22-2002 at 07:47:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
IF THIS IS A DUPLICATE PLEASE DELETE. THANKS H.B.


Ginette    Posted 04-30-2003 at 10:15:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a skunk living under my porch, we managed to cover up the opening when she had gone, but she may have had babies and they are possibly in there. Other than putting in a light all night long, are there any other solutions. I have tried anomnia soaked rags, have sealed it with concrete blocks, etc. they just dig elsewhere. My next option is digging a trench and putting in a wire mesh which will discourage them from returning. But I must remove them first, suggestions?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:37:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:37:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:37:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:37:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:36:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:36:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Fran Lorig    Posted 09-09-2002 at 15:35:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help we have used moth balls,what else can we do?


Vivian    Posted 07-29-2004 at 20:34:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was told to play a radio loud as you can with "talk radio, or some annoying music," on for 48 hrs. Not relaxing music.
Skunks hate noise and well leave the area to a more peacefull place.
I haven't been able to try this due to the fact that I live in an apartment building. I'm going to spead the word around soon and fine out if it's ok with everyone, because the smell is really getting to me....
Vivian


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nancy    Posted 07-31-2002 at 08:20:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mary - did anyone send you the recipe for
getting rid of skunks an did it work? I am
desperate too. Could you send it to me or any
other options that have worked. Thanks
Nancy


lola    Posted 10-02-2002 at 07:31:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Last year we had the same problems with skunks. Had to get rid of the grubs and spray the recipe of : Dawn liquid detergent (8 oz.) as it breaks up the 8 oz. castor oil. Add that to a gallon of water and spray all around your porch and home. I read somewhere that the reason this works is that, believe it or not, skunks hate things that stink. Never tried the Fox Urine, but I heard that it also works. If you know where the skunks are staying put flour around the area and go out at night to see if the footprints show they are out and then nail up the area.


nancy    Posted 07-31-2002 at 08:20:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mary - did anyone send you the recipe for
getting rid of skunks an did it work? I am
desperate too. Could you send it to me or any
other options that have worked. Thanks
Nancy


Moira    Posted 06-19-2002 at 15:56:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a family of six living in our backyard. Try the link below as it suggests some ways of getting rid of them humanely and keeping them away. We'll try filling in the den (again) first and these suggestions before trying a live trap. Also, I read on an American site that a permit may be needed to destroy a skunk as it is a fur bearing animal, I don't know if this is the case in Canada.


Moira    Posted 06-19-2002 at 15:56:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a family of six living in our backyard. Try the link below as it suggests some ways of getting rid of them humanely and keeping them away. We'll try filling in the den (again) first and these suggestions before trying a live trap. Also, I read on an American site that a permit may be needed to destroy a skunk as it is a fur bearing animal, I don't know if this is the case in Canada.


Matt    Posted 10-06-2005 at 18:09:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Use a old yoplat yogurt with a little left in it, leave it out in the yeard for the night. Skunks will stick there head and then they cant get it off and they walk off and suficate, no more skunks!


anonumus    Posted 06-25-2004 at 10:45:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi! Can you put this answer and question on your websight. What can I put to keep skunks away from my backyard?


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ok i just want to get rid of them . i could shoot them , but not sure if they spray when hit .. or traping them is one way but i wont set them out alive . is there any thing like rat traps with the glue to hold them and then i could put them out of there condtion ?? i am open to just about anything that might work . i dont want to use poision , i might hurt cat and other anamales, so what ever you know ,pass on to me . thank you ralph polston


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Si    Posted 10-07-2002 at 22:44:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Help!!!!The skunk scent is over powering me. All I can smell is the scent through my bedroom and my entire downstairs. What can I do to get rid of the smell and the skunk?


Michelle    Posted 08-01-2004 at 10:18:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A skunk fell in my window well ( it is about 5 feet deep) I can not get it out and now it is spraying and my house smells like skunk. Anybody have any suggestions on how to get the skunk out of the window well and the smell out of the house?


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amy    Posted 04-06-2005 at 12:48:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Buy Natures Cure from Pet Supplies Plus store.
Big bottle of liquid that immediately takes away the skunk odor. You wipe it on with a cloth or sponge- no hassle of bathing! I used it on my dog, the carpet and her bed and it took care of it no problem... try it.


Rita    Posted 08-17-2003 at 16:44:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do I get rid of a skunk? Wondered into my back yard which is supposed to be varmit proof put seems to have gotten under the fence and is under the deck. Odor is foul.

I have dog...but he seems to stay away.

Please help!!


Patti    Posted 08-22-2002 at 19:48:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HELP!! I need some ideas on how to get rid of a skunk family that is living in the windbreak behind my farmhouse. They are killing my cats and digging up my yard. I am open to all ideas. PLEASE PLEASE help me.

Thanks...
Patti


Moira    Posted 06-19-2002 at 15:55:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a family of six living in our backyard. Try the link below as it suggests some ways of getting rid of them humanely and keeping them away. We'll try filling in the den (again) first and these suggestions before trying a live trap. Also, I read on an American site that a permit may be needed to destroy a skunk as it is a fur bearing animal, I don't know if this is the case in Canada.


Moira    Posted 06-19-2002 at 15:54:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a family of six living in our backyard. Try the link below as it suggests some ways of getting rid of them humanely and keeping them away. We'll try filling in the den (again) first and these suggestions before trying a live trap. Also, I read on an American site that a permit may be needed to destroy a skunk as it is a fur bearing animal, I don't know if this is the case in Canada.


RenaeinCA    Posted 06-07-2002 at 03:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yikes - some of these answers could not have helped you - use fox urine in powder form and sprinkle it in your yard - it your able to use the internet to post your question - i will assume you can go to www.ask.com, ask the question "how to get rid of skunks?" and it will bring you to sites where you can purchase fox urine powdered. Maybe you country people dont like the idea of foxes be caged for their urine, but then again, you peopple eat squirrel brains too - wise up!


Nancy    Posted 06-04-2002 at 21:36:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you gotten any answers?? I just spotted a big skunk under our porch, thanks to our dog, and need some help.


donald dew    Posted 03-10-2008 at 10:16:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Drowning is the answer. Put water in large tub about
3/4 full, add salt if the temperature is freezing.
Put ramp to and over tub and rig hang mans trap door with bait hanging from trigger device.Good bye skunk!


Cendra    Posted 11-08-2006 at 21:49:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a skunk liveing in my bed room!!!!!!!!i'm terified of it spraying me and i dont want it to spray in my room. I have herd that cyotte urine will get them out, but i dont want to do anything that will damage, or stink up my room. How the devil do i get the little devil out of my bed room? Please, i need help, i want to go to sleep in my own room again. what do i do?


florella broyles    Posted 05-25-2008 at 07:10:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what cruel people you are who drown and shoot animals .the same should be done to you .


K.C.    Posted 05-08-2008 at 08:00:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
this site is horrible! Getting rid of a skunk is one thing but slowly drowning it, shooting it in the head, trapping it & letting it starve are all inhumane! The skunks don't come into yards to purposefully bother us. More & more wildlife homes are being destroyed & they need new places to look for food. It's mans fault they're now closer to us & in larger groups. Fox or coyote urine will work.Repellants & spikes also work for tons of small rodents/creatures.


Clyde F. Hart, Jr.    Posted 09-23-2007 at 16:51:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used a have-a-heart trap, underneath the deck at the rear of my house, baited with 2 sardines. The skunk and trap were removed, very carefully, by a 12' pole. When outside, I put a bullet in it's head.


THIS WILL WORK! I GOT RID    Posted 02-16-2007 at 20:41:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Through a non-ripe kiwi at it..

that should fix your problem.. even if it doesnt hit the skunk


steph    Posted 10-02-2007 at 08:35:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I heard they cant stand the smell of moth balls throw some under your deck or porch and they will leave...


Rick    Posted 10-07-2006 at 22:13:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can smell a skunk in the living room area, but havent seen any.. funny we have serveral cats, the must not be doing their job... any ideas how to run them off?


emily    Posted 08-08-2006 at 15:21:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
use mothballs to prevent the skunks from coming into your lawn. skunks hate the smell of mothballs


Linda    Posted 09-27-2006 at 11:59:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Every nite I have 2 skunks that climb up onto my deck, looking for food. I do not want to harm them, but I would like to sit outside after dark. I would like some ideas on how to keep them in the forest and not on my porch.

Thank you so much for any input


K.C.    Posted 05-08-2008 at 08:05:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are repellants,granules, and now ground spikes that will keep them from coming into certain areas & drive off existing pests. Hardware stores carry some & any store that sells hunting supplies will have some too. Fox or coyote urine also work but I would not recommend that around house!! Sometimes a good portion of mothballs will do the trick too!


Beth    Posted 05-17-2006 at 07:35:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Help! I live on a ranch in rural New Mexico. I have four dogs who keep getting "skunked". For some reason they don't bark at him. The skunk comes right up to the house sprays the dogs, the porch and the side of the house. As soon as I smell it we run outside but NEVER see him. We search everywhere. Do they climb trees? How can I find where he lives?


Caroyn    Posted 05-12-2006 at 15:50:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

First get a hard workers sweaty tee shirt & soak with amonia put near hole skunks have dug.also they hate dogs if you can get fur from a groomer & spread around area it may deter them.If you could get wolf fur from a zoo even better. did you know if there is one they always have a mate, its too bad they smell so bad because they eat so many insects,


Murray    Posted 09-19-2005 at 04:23:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do i get rid of skunks under my deck Everynite i let the dog out and she barks ,so i put rat poison and cat food out.the skunk comes back nite after nite and eats more the the rat poison kills them.what can i do to make them go away.

thanks


Mary McCullough    Posted 02-12-2004 at 18:45:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had several skunks under my house for over a year. They didn't bother me at all; as a matter of fact I used them as a garbage disposal. That is until two weeks ago when they started fighting and stinking up my house at 3 o'clock in the morning. After finding out it would cost $125 to set the trap and $55 to relocate EACH skunk I came up with this and it worked in ONE night and cost only $4.00:

To get rid of them, all you need to do is:
1. plug up all entry/exit points but ONE
2. attach a clear piece of acrylic 1/4 inch thick, and at least 1/2 inch wider than the hole, to the top of the opening with wire or string so that it will swing up.
3. place bricks, rocks or a wood frame 1/8 inch away from the acrylic to prevent the skunk from using their claws to open the door.

You have just made a one way door OUT of their hiding place. The acrylic lets them see out so that they will leave to forage and keeps them from reentering. When you are sure they are all gone permanently seal the hole. Best part of all this cost me $4 for the acrylic at Home Depot and about 15 minutes to drill the holes, attach to the house and set the rocks!!!

Hope this works for you as well as it worked for me!!!


Kandus    Posted 09-27-2006 at 10:59:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live In New Mexico. I have a skunk problem but I don't want to kill it. I have tried moth balls and that hasn't worked. I have tried to trap it and that doesn't work. I heard that Peppermint Oil works but I don't want to try it and attrack more. Help Please!!!


RB    Posted 11-13-2003 at 14:12:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've found that putting a .22 bullet in its head gets rid of a skunk.


David    Posted 09-29-2006 at 20:52:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm sure a .22 would solve the issue but I live in a city so firing a gun is frowned upon. Since moving in 6 months ago my dogs have been sprayed twice. I'd love to know what works to get rid of them short of going to jail for discharging a firearm in a populated area.


Bob    Posted 07-01-2003 at 23:41:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A resident got sprayed by a skunk, how do we go about getting rid of the skunk??


Kathy Rawlings    Posted 07-21-2003 at 22:06:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have skunks living under our shed in the back
yard. This shed has our pool heated and pump and
all our garden things. Every time you go in ther you can smell them. How can I get rid of them. Regards Kathy Rawlings


george    Posted 02-25-2006 at 01:01:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
go to lowes and buy a varmit trap. bait it with eggs. once you have trapped it, take a 22 rifle from about 12 feet away and shoot it in the head. wait ten minutes, load it up, and dump it in a ditch somewhere.


christine hale    Posted 06-25-2003 at 19:25:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I LIVE IN A TRAILER HOME AND I JUST RECENTLY DISCOVERD THAT I HAVE SKUNKS LIVING UNDER OUR HOME. ALSO, I'VE SEEN HIM ON OUR PORCH SITTING IN FRONT OF MY DOOR. HOW DO I GET RID OF IT?


CarolYoung    Posted 05-13-2005 at 13:34:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I discovered skunks under my wheelchair ramp in front of our house-can anyone tell me how to get rid of these pesky critters?


F. Merriman    Posted 11-17-2005 at 08:23:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How to get rid of skunk under house and keep them away???


richard fulks    Posted 05-23-2003 at 07:01:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in the country and notice a skunk in my yard about a week ago, I would make a little noise, I would play the radio loud, blow my horn, hoping she will go away but she would'nt leave. Yesterday I went to my truck and there she was, right by the front tire, I walked right up on her. Thank God she didn't spray me, but she scared the s--- out of me. You see, I know it was a she because I noticed that she had a little skunk with her. Can anybody tell me how I can get her to leave without hurting her an her little one? Thank You,


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jeffwengerd    Posted 07-18-2006 at 20:23:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I heard that coyote urine will get rid of them and rabbits, racoons, oppossom, and the bunch. I dont know how to get it but you put it around you house garden and everything, but i would advise you not to put on vegetables or that sort, or use the juice from really hot peppers and spray your vegetables then wash before you eat really good. Also maybe buy a high powered squirt gone and put the pepper juice in it and spray them when you see them.


Jeff Wengerd    Posted 07-18-2006 at 20:17:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I heard that coyote urine will get rid of them and rabbits, racoons, oppossom, and the bunch. I dont know how to get it but you put it around you house garden and everything, but i would advise you not to put on vegetables or that sort, or use the juice from really hot peppers and spray your vegetables then wash before you eat really good. Also maybe buy a high powered squirt gone and put the pepper juice in it and spray them when you see them.


richard fulks    Posted 06-27-2003 at 22:41:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in the country and notice a skunk in my yard about a week ago, I would make a little noise, I would play the radio loud, blow my horn, hoping she will go away but she would'nt leave. Yesterday I went to my truck and there she was, right by the front tire, I walked right up on her. Thank God she didn't spray me, but she scared the s--- out of me. You see, I know it was a she because I noticed that she had a little skunk with her. Can anybody tell me how I can get her to leave without hurting her an her little one? Thank You,


K.C.    Posted 05-08-2008 at 08:10:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mothballs might work aound area. For bigger areas I recommend ground spikes or repellants(spray or granules). Fox or coyote urine work well but stink like crazy & you might not want to use that around house.


Bobby Joe    Posted 05-06-2004 at 12:54:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The skunk, a member of the weasel family, is represented by four species in North America. The skunk has short, stocky legs and large feet equipped with claws that enable it to be very adept at digging. Striped skunks are the most abundant of the four species. They are characterized by jet black fur with prominent lateral white stripes that run down their backs. The body of the striped skunk is about the size of an ordinary house cat. Skunks should not be needlessly destroyed. They are highly beneficial to farmers, gardeners, and landowners because they feed on large numbers of agricultural and garden pests. Skunks occasionally feed on ground-nesting birds, but their impact is usually minimal due to the large abundance of alternative foods. The occasional problems caused by the presence of skunks are generally out-weighed by their beneficial habits. Unless skunks become a nuisance, they should be left alone.

Habitat - Skunks inhabit clearings, pastures, and open lands bordering forests. They establish dens in hollow logs or hollow limbs in trees.

Diet - Skunks eat both plant and animal foods. During spring and summer they prefer insects, such as grasshoppers, beetles, and crickets. In the winter, they often eat field and house mice. Rats, cottontail rabbits, and other small mammals are taken when other food is scarce.

Reproduction - Adult skunks begin breeding in late February. Gestation usually lasts 7 to 10 weeks. Litters are born between May and June. There is usually only 1 litter annually, with an average of 4 to 6 young. Both sexes mature by the following spring. The age potential for a skunk is about 10 years, but few live beyond 3 years in the wild.

Behavior - They are nocturnal, rather slow-moving and deliberate, and have great confidence in defending them-selves against other animals. Skunks are mild-tempered animals that will not defend themselves unless they are cornered or harmed. Skunks have the ability to dis-charge nauseating musk from the anal glands and are capable of several dis-charges, not just one. They usually pro-vide a warning before discharging their scent, stamping their forefeet rapidly and arching their tails over their backs. Avoid loud noises and quick, aggressive actions if a skunk is encountered.
Skunks are the primary carriers of rabies in the Midwest. Report any abnormal behavior, such as daytime activity or aggressive behavior, to the proper animal control authorities. The normal home range of the skunk is 1/2 to 2 miles in diameter. During the breeding season, a male may travel 4 to 5 miles each night. Skunks are dormant for about a month during the coldest part of winter. They may den together in winter for warmth, but generally are not sociable.


Damage identification

Skunks may burrow under porches, crawl spaces or buildings by entering foundation openings. Skunks may feed on garbage or refuse, bees in beehives and corn, eating only the lower ears. (If the cornstalk is knocked over, however, raccoons are more likely the cause of damage). Skunks dig holes in lawns, golf courses, and gardens to search for grubs in the soil. Digging normally appears as small 3 to 4 inch cone-shaped holes or patches of upturned earth. Skunks occasionally kill poultry and eat eggs, but do not normally climb fences (like raccoons) to get to poultry. Tracks and droppings may help identify the animal causing damage. Both the hind and forefeet of skunks have five toes with claws. The hind feet tracks are approximately 2 1/2 inches long. Skunk drop-pings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter and 1 to 2 inches long and can often be identified by the undigested parts they contain. Odor is not always a reliable indicator of the presence or absence of skunks.

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Exclusion - Exclusion is usually the best control method. Exclude the animals as soon as possible, since they often raise young in occupied areas.

Seal off foundation openings, ground level entries, or window wells with mesh, sheet metal, or concrete.
Install fencing around buildings extending at least 12 inches into the ground and have an L-shaped bottom, bent 6 inches outward, to prevent re-entry by digging. Skunks can dig under repairs which do not extend into the ground.
Place bee hives on stands 3 feet high and install aluminum guards around the bases of hives.
Use tight-fitting lids to keep skunks out of garbage cans.
Skunk Removal - The following steps are suggested for removing skunks already established under buildings.
1) Seal all possible entrances along the foundation, but leave the main burrow open.
2) Sprinkle a layer of flour 2 feet in circumference on the ground in front of the opening.
3) After dark, examine the flour for any tracks which indicate that the skunk has left to feed. If tracks are not present, reexamine in an hour.
4) After the den is empty, cover the remaining entrance immediately.
5) Reopen the entrance the next day for 1 hour after dark to allow any skunks to exit before permanently sealing the entrance.

Other tips
Use a wooden door suspended from wire to allow skunks to leave a burrow but not to re-enter.
If skunks have entered a garage, cellar, or house, open the doors to allow the skunks to exit on their own.
Remove skunks trapped in cellar window wells or similar pits by nailing cleats at 6-inch intervals to a board. Lower the board into the well and allow the skunk to crawl out on its own.
Habitat Modification -

Remove garbage and other food sources and control living in barns, crawl spaces, sheds, and garages.
Clean up debris such as lumber, fence posts, and junk cars, which provide shelter for skunks.
To prevent skunks from digging holes in the yard, control the grubs that they eat using the appropriate pesticide.
Frightening -

Lights and sounds may provide temporary relief from skunk activity.
Repellents - As temporary repellents in enclosed areas, use moth balls, moth flakes (Napthalene) or ammonia-soaked rags.
Toxicants (Poisons) - No toxicants are registered for use in controlling skunks.
Fumigants (Gas) - Two types of gas cartridges are registered for fumigating skunk burrows. Follow label directions and take care to avoid fire hazards when used near structures.

Live Trapping - If animals are occupying dwellings, trapping may be undesirable, since they could leave dependent young within the dwelling.Skunks can be caught in live (cage) traps set near the entrance to their den. When several skunks are present, set several traps to reduce capture time.


Bait - Use canned fish-flavored cat food, peanut butter, sardines, or chicken entrails as bait. Before setting live traps, cover them with canvas to reduce the chances of the skunk discharging its scent.
Handling - After trapping the skunk, handle the trap gently and transport the skunk at least 5 miles from point of capture before releasing it. Attach one end of a long string or rope to the lower edge of the trap. Pull gently on the other end of the rope until the trap turns upside down and the door falls open. The skunk will normally leave the trap shortly after the door drops open.
Steel Traps - Trapping skunks with steel traps is not advisable unless one is prepared to destroy the skunk and tolerate the odor that the trapping and destruction usually produces. These techniques require a permit from the Michigan DNR, if performed outside the regular hunting season. If you prefer the steel trap, set a No. 1-1/2 steel trap along a runway or in an area frequented by these animals. To reduce the possibility of injuring the animal, wrap the jaws of the trap with cloth and electrical tape. Check traps at least daily.
Shooting - Shooting may be practical if damage is being caused by one or two individuals in rural areas or if a steel trap is used. A skunk may not spray if shot through the heart or middle of the back with a solid point .22 caliber long rifle bullet. Shooting in the back should be followed immediately by shooting in the head. Most people who shoot trapped skunks should expect a scent discharge. Consult with the DNR for any required permits.

Skunk odor removal - If the spray has entered the eyes, severe burning and an excessive tear flow may occur. Temporary blindness of 10 or 15 minutes may result. Rinse the eyes with water to speed recovery.

If the odor is in soil around or beneath the home, the best neutralizing agent is chloride of lime applied to the soil. (This material kills plants).
To reduce the odor on such as cloth, hair or skin, or pets, use tomato juice or vinegar. Another solution is 1 quart 3% Hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 tsp. liquid soap.
On camping trips, smoke clothing over cedar or juniper fire.
Inside a house, the only effective treatment is an aerosol mist deodorant. One of the most effective is neutroleum alpha, available from many pest control operators and cleaning supply companies. Other effective deodorants are iso-bornyl acetate-based materials. Most household deodorants available in supermarkets are not strong enough.

Sources:
James E. Knight, Extension Wildlife Specialist, Montana State University
Glen Dudderar, MSU Fisheries and Wildlife


Resources

Permits: DNR, Shiawassee District (517)625-4600
Live traps: Genesee County Animal Shelter (810)732-1660 (rents live traps)
Traps: Check elevators, hardware stores, nurseries, etc.
Contact Local Humane Society: 3325 S. Dort Flint , MI (810)744-0511
Pest Control Professionals: Check yellow pages under "Pest Control."

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or religion. Michigan State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties cooperating. MSU is an affirmative-action equal opportunity institution.

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The skunk, a member of the weasel family, is represented by four species in North America. The skunk has short, stocky legs and large feet equipped with claws that enable it to be very adept at digging. Striped skunks are the most abundant of the four species. They are characterized by jet black fur with prominent lateral white stripes that run down their backs. The body of the striped skunk is about the size of an ordinary house cat. Skunks should not be needlessly destroyed. They are highly beneficial to farmers, gardeners, and landowners because they feed on large numbers of agricultural and garden pests. Skunks occasionally feed on ground-nesting birds, but their impact is usually minimal due to the large abundance of alternative foods. The occasional problems caused by the presence of skunks are generally out-weighed by their beneficial habits. Unless skunks become a nuisance, they should be left alone.

Habitat - Skunks inhabit clearings, pastures, and open lands bordering forests. They establish dens in hollow logs or hollow limbs in trees.

Diet - Skunks eat both plant and animal foods. During spring and summer they prefer insects, such as grasshoppers, beetles, and crickets. In the winter, they often eat field and house mice. Rats, cottontail rabbits, and other small mammals are taken when other food is scarce.

Reproduction - Adult skunks begin breeding in late February. Gestation usually lasts 7 to 10 weeks. Litters are born between May and June. There is usually only 1 litter annually, with an average of 4 to 6 young. Both sexes mature by the following spring. The age potential for a skunk is about 10 years, but few live beyond 3 years in the wild.

Behavior - They are nocturnal, rather slow-moving and deliberate, and have great confidence in defending them-selves against other animals. Skunks are mild-tempered animals that will not defend themselves unless they are cornered or harmed. Skunks have the ability to dis-charge nauseating musk from the anal glands and are capable of several dis-charges, not just one. They usually pro-vide a warning before discharging their scent, stamping their forefeet rapidly and arching their tails over their backs. Avoid loud noises and quick, aggressive actions if a skunk is encountered.
Skunks are the primary carriers of rabies in the Midwest. Report any abnormal behavior, such as daytime activity or aggressive behavior, to the proper animal control authorities. The normal home range of the skunk is 1/2 to 2 miles in diameter. During the breeding season, a male may travel 4 to 5 miles each night. Skunks are dormant for about a month during the coldest part of winter. They may den together in winter for warmth, but generally are not sociable.


Damage identification

Skunks may burrow under porches, crawl spaces or buildings by entering foundation openings. Skunks may feed on garbage or refuse, bees in beehives and corn, eating only the lower ears. (If the cornstalk is knocked over, however, raccoons are more likely the cause of damage). Skunks dig holes in lawns, golf courses, and gardens to search for grubs in the soil. Digging normally appears as small 3 to 4 inch cone-shaped holes or patches of upturned earth. Skunks occasionally kill poultry and eat eggs, but do not normally climb fences (like raccoons) to get to poultry. Tracks and droppings may help identify the animal causing damage. Both the hind and forefeet of skunks have five toes with claws. The hind feet tracks are approximately 2 1/2 inches long. Skunk drop-pings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter and 1 to 2 inches long and can often be identified by the undigested parts they contain. Odor is not always a reliable indicator of the presence or absence of skunks.

Damage prevention and control methods

Exclusion - Exclusion is usually the best control method. Exclude the animals as soon as possible, since they often raise young in occupied areas.

Seal off foundation openings, ground level entries, or window wells with mesh, sheet metal, or concrete.
Install fencing around buildings extending at least 12 inches into the ground and have an L-shaped bottom, bent 6 inches outward, to prevent re-entry by digging. Skunks can dig under repairs which do not extend into the ground.
Place bee hives on stands 3 feet high and install aluminum guards around the bases of hives.
Use tight-fitting lids to keep skunks out of garbage cans.
Skunk Removal - The following steps are suggested for removing skunks already established under buildings.
1) Seal all possible entrances along the foundation, but leave the main burrow open.
2) Sprinkle a layer of flour 2 feet in circumference on the ground in front of the opening.
3) After dark, examine the flour for any tracks which indicate that the skunk has left to feed. If tracks are not present, reexamine in an hour.
4) After the den is empty, cover the remaining entrance immediately.
5) Reopen the entrance the next day for 1 hour after dark to allow any skunks to exit before permanently sealing the entrance.

Other tips
Use a wooden door suspended from wire to allow skunks to leave a burrow but not to re-enter.
If skunks have entered a garage, cellar, or house, open the doors to allow the skunks to exit on their own.
Remove skunks trapped in cellar window wells or similar pits by nailing cleats at 6-inch intervals to a board. Lower the board into the well and allow the skunk to crawl out on its own.
Habitat Modification -

Remove garbage and other food sources and control living in barns, crawl spaces, sheds, and garages.
Clean up debris such as lumber, fence posts, and junk cars, which provide shelter for skunks.
To prevent skunks from digging holes in the yard, control the grubs that they eat using the appropriate pesticide.
Frightening -

Lights and sounds may provide temporary relief from skunk activity.
Repellents - As temporary repellents in enclosed areas, use moth balls, moth flakes (Napthalene) or ammonia-soaked rags.
Toxicants (Poisons) - No toxicants are registered for use in controlling skunks.
Fumigants (Gas) - Two types of gas cartridges are registered for fumigating skunk burrows. Follow label directions and take care to avoid fire hazards when used near structures.

Live Trapping - If animals are occupying dwellings, trapping may be undesirable, since they could leave dependent young within the dwelling.Skunks can be caught in live (cage) traps set near the entrance to their den. When several skunks are present, set several traps to reduce capture time.


Bait - Use canned fish-flavored cat food, peanut butter, sardines, or chicken entrails as bait. Before setting live traps, cover them with canvas to reduce the chances of the skunk discharging its scent.
Handling - After trapping the skunk, handle the trap gently and transport the skunk at least 5 miles from point of capture before releasing it. Attach one end of a long string or rope to the lower edge of the trap. Pull gently on the other end of the rope until the trap turns upside down and the door falls open. The skunk will normally leave the trap shortly after the door drops open.
Steel Traps - Trapping skunks with steel traps is not advisable unless one is prepared to destroy the skunk and tolerate the odor that the trapping and destruction usually produces. These techniques require a permit from the Michigan DNR, if performed outside the regular hunting season. If you prefer the steel trap, set a No. 1-1/2 steel trap along a runway or in an area frequented by these animals. To reduce the possibility of injuring the animal, wrap the jaws of the trap with cloth and electrical tape. Check traps at least daily.
Shooting - Shooting may be practical if damage is being caused by one or two individuals in rural areas or if a steel trap is used. A skunk may not spray if shot through the heart or middle of the back with a solid point .22 caliber long rifle bullet. Shooting in the back should be followed immediately by shooting in the head. Most people who shoot trapped skunks should expect a scent discharge. Consult with the DNR for any required permits.

Skunk odor removal - If the spray has entered the eyes, severe burning and an excessive tear flow may occur. Temporary blindness of 10 or 15 minutes may result. Rinse the eyes with water to speed recovery.

If the odor is in soil around or beneath the home, the best neutralizing agent is chloride of lime applied to the soil. (This material kills plants).
To reduce the odor on such as cloth, hair or skin, or pets, use tomato juice or vinegar. Another solution is 1 quart 3% Hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 tsp. liquid soap.
On camping trips, smoke clothing over cedar or juniper fire.
Inside a house, the only effective treatment is an aerosol mist deodorant. One of the most effective is neutroleum alpha, available from many pest control operators and cleaning supply companies. Other effective deodorants are iso-bornyl acetate-based materials. Most household deodorants available in supermarkets are not strong enough.

Sources:
James E. Knight, Extension Wildlife Specialist, Montana State University
Glen Dudderar, MSU Fisheries and Wildlife


Resources

Permits: DNR, Shiawassee District (517)625-4600
Live traps: Genesee County Animal Shelter (810)732-1660 (rents live traps)
Traps: Check elevators, hardware stores, nurseries, etc.
Contact Local Humane Society: 3325 S. Dort Flint , MI (810)744-0511
Pest Control Professionals: Check yellow pages under "Pest Control."

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or religion. Michigan State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties cooperating. MSU is an affirmative-action equal opportunity institution.

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Carol    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:07:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

We have a skunk with 3 little ones living under our cabin. Our dachshunds have been sprayed twice. Now, we no longer let them out after dark without the leash. Living in the country is great,( with just a few drawbacks.) We do not want to kill the creatures because they were here first. HOW DO WE GET THEM TO MOVE AWAY?????? HELP!!!!!


Carol    Posted 08-01-2003 at 20:37:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recommend fox urine powder and mothballs to get rid of skunks. Some other things to do, to stop attracting the skunks, are bury or carry all garbage away, don't put any birdseed or food out for wild animals.
Go to www.critter-repellent.com to order the fox urine.
This worked for us. Hope, it helps all of you!


Allen    Posted 07-22-2003 at 11:55:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It appears that there are a LOT of us that have the same STINKING problem. I would appreciate any help (advice) that you may offer.

Allen in OKC


Carl in CA    Posted 03-27-2004 at 21:54:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Make absolutely sure that there is no source of food for them. Stop putting food out for pets and other animals. Cover garbage cans tightly, etc. Eventually they will leave on their own.

If you can't wait, set out a live trap designed for skunks. Must be sized for skunks. If it is too big they can get that tail up and spray. If you are worried about moving the trap after the catch, tie a rope to it before the catch long enough to be comfortable and drag it away.

Of course the question is, who's going to open the door and let it out?


steph    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:01:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
i heard that if you use fox urine that will help


Ray The Farm    Posted 01-01-2002 at 15:22:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A fellow round here lives trap them,Then takes them for a ride. When he turns them loose,they're so happy to be free they just walk away. Get a trap the right size or they can pick up their tail than,oh,oh.


Duey (IA)    Posted 07-16-2001 at 16:13:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jeremy,
Scatter some lutefisk around, that'l drive them away but you may have a worse problems with Norwegians !!! Duey


M.R.    Posted 07-16-2001 at 08:20:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Pop aways claimed that you could pick them up by the tail and as long as their back feet didn't touch anything they were unable to spray. Now ifen you would be willing to try this, that tomatter juice just might be in order? One thing we've found that works on our Hellers when they put the bite on them and get scented is to pack them in mud and when it dries most of the scent peels off with the mud and it's cost effective too. ;^]


Karen    Posted 07-16-2001 at 02:57:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I believe I read somewhere that moth balls keep them away. Hey at least moth balls are cheap! Try tossing some out and see if it works.


Sue    Posted 06-11-2002 at 11:04:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mom is looking ofr ideas to get rid of skunks. They come and go. She has had them for years. She has tried trapping, moth balls and still looking for ideas. HELP!
Thanks Sue


Franz    Posted 07-15-2001 at 18:53:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since they're just movin in to town, nominate em for Senator, that'll get em runnin all over the state. With any luck, they'll get elected. Then they're gone where they belong, Washington DC.
Hey, it worked with Hillacrap!


Okie-Dokie    Posted 07-15-2001 at 18:30:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My guess is that if you don't let them have access to a place to hole up, and don't leave food available that they will just pass on thru to a neighbor that leaves dog food or cat food out.


kim    Posted 03-13-2006 at 21:25:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
tonight the cat and I were standing outside the front door looking at the nearly full moon and out of the corner of my eye, I thought it was the cat but no....it had a strip and was 3 feet away coming in my direction...a skunk!I live in a semi-detached in the city!!! I'm going to call the humane society-maybe they can help. at least I Have the smell recipe if needed..tonight I was lucky!check out www.humboldt.edu


TomH    Posted 07-15-2001 at 15:33:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They're probably digging up grubs. Maybe treat the lawn to get rid of the food supply.


Laura    Posted 07-26-2002 at 06:03:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In reply:
Try looking for a den, throw amonia soaked rags into their den to scare them away, close up the den. Also put socks filled with mothballs and cayenne pepper on your lawn to deter them from smelling grubs and coming back.


IHank    Posted 07-15-2001 at 13:34:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jeremey- Try siccing the neighbor's dog onto 'em to chase 'em away. Grins, IHank


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