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Skunks!!!!
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tammy    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:22:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a family of skunks living under our house and they are not welcomed. I have called everyone that I can think of, on how to get rid of the little varmits, and have been told that skunks are nocturnal, so put a light under the house along with a radio(they also don't like noise.)The trouble is this has made them very angry and theyr'e punishing us by spraying, several times a day. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-08-2004 at 04:38:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
First thing moving in here I managed to tighten up the house to everything excepting mice. Adopted a cat for them problems.
However, I've live trapped over-some two-hundred varmits in live traps in the outbuildings and grounds, what the barn cats can't manage.
Now; as for moth balls, if you go this route cluster'em in cloth bags for easy removal after they've done their job. Moth balls permiating threw the cracks in your floors may well turn into another tear jerking nusience.
Luck.
I like the fence charger idea. You'll could cozily turn into a romantic moon-lite vigil.


RusselAZ    Posted 01-07-2004 at 20:45:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The only thing sure fire is to get a cheap electric fence charger, they make garden models or 1/2 mile models and put yourself a wire around the house about a foot away from the house about 4 inch off the ground. If they are spraying already you have nothing to lose. They will go out looking for food just after dark, so wait an hour or so and turn it on. They will leave. Then next summer you can use the charger for the fence around the sweet corn.


peppy la phew    Posted 01-07-2004 at 20:03:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
just keep feedin us and we won,t stink you out, don,t listen to all the rest of these posts , warm quarters and food thats what will make us happy, and don,t throw them stinking moth balls down our hole , they smell so bad even a skunk can,t stand them.


Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:49:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow! I had a skunk spray outside on open bedroom window once, and I tell ya what!!...there is nothing as skunk spray up close. Driving down the road and smelling one is nothing compared to close and personnel..it's practically toxic, burn your eyes even. I can imagine how your house must smell! The moth ball thing sounds like that may work, good idea. Another idea may be to run the exhaust off of your car or something under the house and smoke/fume them out. Of course you will have to make sure that the living quarters of the house are vented out to get rid of the Carbon Monoxide (CO). Smoke bombs, maybe? Just a thought, good luck! Skunk Le Pew!


StrapperBOB    Posted 01-07-2004 at 20:56:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HEY TRAILBOSS

Tell them how your Yamaha Grizzly got Skunked by a Kawasaki VFORCE !!!


Sid    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:45:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was at a guys house about three weeks ago and he had a skunk under his house. He set a live trap at the crawl hole had a rope about thirty feet tied on it and a heavy blanket on the fence ready to throw on the trap. Plan was to throw blanket on trap tie rope on four wheeler and give that dude a ride to the local swimming hole. sounds like a plan to me.


Collie    Posted 01-07-2004 at 19:32:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
This may sound dumb, but when we had trouble with skunks before, we found that mothballs will get rid of them. Get a bunch through them under were the skunks are they don't like the smell, and they leave.


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