If you live in an
area where skunks are known to reside, then you
need to do what you can to get them to stay away
from your property. These are dangerous animals,
and not just because of that horrible spray that
they produce. The skunk carries a lot of
diseases and parasites, and this can be quite
dangerous to you and your family, as well as to
your pets. For these reasons you need to find a
good way to keep them away.
There are many products and solutions you can
find on the Internet that will convince you that
they are the solution, but many of those do not
work or are not really good options at all. If
you are looking for some good ways to help
yourself to keep them away, here are a few that
should really help.
The first of these is prevention. If there are
no good sources of food and no good place to
make a home out of then they will not come
around. If you have pets, make sure the food
dish is inside or is emptied and cleaned after
your dog or cat has eaten. If your garbage cans
are outside, then make sure that you keep the
lids on tight and clean up any spills you may
have while taking the garbage out. Your garbage
is a tasty treat to a skunk, so make sure that
you don’t give them a snack.
If you have a garden, fence it in, and make sure
that the fence goes at least 12 inches below the
ground. These animals can dig well, and will
burrow right under your fence if it is not deep
Also, if you have loose boards around the siding
of your home or shed, cracks, or holes, patch
these immediately. These areas can be used to
gain access into your home, and a skunk will
happily make a nest in your walls, shed, porch,
Once all this is done, look to get a motion
sensor. Skunks are nocturnal as far as when they
search for food. If a bright light comes on when
they enter your property, it will scare them off
and you will be safer. Some even use motion
sensors that turn on their sprinklers. When the
water sprays the skunk it will scare it enough
that it will run off and not likely return.
You can also look at getting predator urine.
Coyotes and other animals will hunt skunks and
so the little critters avoid them. You can place
this around your property to keep them away, but
be aware that this has a very strong smell. This
should not be an option you use for very long,
or you may be scaring away your friends and
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