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SKUNKS AND SMELL
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BARB BARNEY    Posted 01-13-2004 at 16:08:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DID ANYTHING REALLY HELP?

I'VE HAD QUITE A LAUGH TONIGHT I'VE READ THE OLD POSTED QUESTIONS, IT'S A LOT EASIER TO LAUGH AT
SOMEONE ELSE'S SKUNK PROBLEMS, BUT I'VE BEEN IN TEARS. MY HOUSE SMELLS SO BAD, MY ASTHMA IS KICKING IN, AND THOUGH MY COWORKERS SAY NO, I THINK I'M STARTING TO SMELL.

"MR. FUZZY" MOVED IN A WEEK AGO FRIDAY. HE'S NOT THE BEST NEIGHBOR, IF ME AND THE DOG, BARNEY, MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE, HE GETS "PISSY". THE WILDLIFE OFFICER THINKS MAYBE HE HAS A GIRL FRIEND STAYING OVER, A LITTLE EARLY IN THE SEASON, BUT OTHER THEN THE SMELL WE HAVEN'T SEEN HIDE OR HAIR OF HIM. THE CRAWL SPACE UNDER THE HOUSE GOES FROM 3.5 FEET TO 3 INCHES AND A LOT OF THE INSULATION IS FALLING DOWN, SO MR. FUZZY HAS LOTS OF HIDING PLACES AND HE'S BEEN DIGGING UP SOME NEW ROOMS IN HIS NEW PAD.

WITH THE WEATHER SO COLD HE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE COMING OUT, NO INTEREST IN CAT FOOD, CHICKEN, OR BIRD SEED, SO THE TRAPS AREN'T WORKING FAST ENOUGHT FOR ME, AND THE LONGER HE'S THERE THE WORST THE HOUSE IS SMELLING, AND THERE IS NO WAY I CAN WASH EVERYTHING I OWN, AND I CANT AFFORD TO MOVE AND START OVER. PLUS WHO WANTS TO BE A LANDLORD TO A FAMILY OF SKUNKS?

ANY SUGGESTIONS ON:
1. HOW I CAN EVICT MY NEW NEIGHBOR? I DON'T OWN OR KNOW HOW TO SHOOT A GUN. MAYBE I SHOULD LEARN.
2. PROTECT BARNEY FROM GETTING SPRAYED? I WORK ALL DAY AND HE ONLY GETS TO GO OUT AFTER DARK. HE JUST LOVES STICKING HIS HEAD UNDER THE PORCH STEPS. I CAN YELL MY HEAD OFF AND HE ISN'T GOING TO LIST TO ME TILL IT'S TOO LATE.
3. THE BIGGIE - HOW TO GET THE ODOR OUT OF THE HOUSE?


Nasty Yates    Posted 01-13-2004 at 16:22:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Smoke/Fume him out! Exhaust pipe off the car 0r 2-cycle engine will getting him moving, just don't block his path of entry. Be sure to air the house out too(CO). Bug bombs may get him on the move also. Put a stereo speaker under there and crank it up for a good while, he/she probably won't like your taste in music and get up and move anyway. Or get a 12 gauge shotgun and empty a couple boxes of shells under there in various directions, he/she probably won't appreciate that either! Just a thought.



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