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Skunksunderhouseandpersimmonquestion
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Jenny    Posted 11-14-2001 at 15:17:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
First_please_excuse_the_lack_of_spacebar_usage_my_one-year-old_banged_on_the_keyboard_and_changed_its_configuration_so_the_spacebar_actually_changes_the_page_now!!!

We've-got-tons-of-persimmons-here-and-we-love-them.I'd-like-to-know-if-anyone-has-found-a-way-to-peel-and-seed-them=that-might-save-me-some-time.They're-small-native-fruits(bout-golfball-sized.)

Also,we-apparently-have-skunks-living-under-the-house.Suggestions-about-how-to-rid-ourselves-of-them-in-the-least-olfactory-abusive-manner-would-be-highly-appreciated.

Thanks
so
much.
Jenny


PCC-AL    Posted 11-15-2001 at 17:30:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Jenny,
First, lets get rid of the wise guys and then we'll deal with the skunks. O.K., you can either kill the skunks ( they smell like grandma's bloomers) or you can make them take up residence elsewhere. I like the second choice. If you are in the country (away from paid pest get-rid-of folks) you got to do it yourself. I like an air driven spray duster, hand cranked or otherwise, to blow something under the house that the skunks won't like. If I could get DDT (you can't) that is what I would use. However, try Malathone(sp?) It smells almost as bad as the skunk, but won't last as long. Before you start, I suggest you check with your state CooP. Extention Service for advice. Major Universities are involved throughtout the U.S. with these folks. They know what they are talking about.
Good luck.


Uh, Ho, fer got the persimmon    Posted 11-15-2001 at 17:35:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
give em to the skunks and buy some fruit from the local super.


Lory    Posted 11-19-2003 at 18:50:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are out of touch...Grandma hasn't worn bloomers since the early 50's....You would be surprised how young us Grandmas really are today!!


Duey (IA)    Posted 11-15-2001 at 12:07:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jenny,
Don't do like one guy did to get rid of skunks. He threw some leutifisk under the house.The skunks left, but now he has trouble with Norwegians. Heh, Heh, Duey


IHank    Posted 11-15-2001 at 03:46:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jenny- Catch the skunks out in the yard and down wind and use 'em for target practice. They gotta come out to eat and drink, but it'll probably be at nite. The smell is bad, but the possibility of rabies is much worse, so handle the carcus only if wearing disposable rubber gloves. Good luck, IHank


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