You never want a wild animal to be living under your porch or in your shed, but when that animal is a skunk the problem is far worse. Not only do these animals carry a whole lot of parasites and disease, but they will release the most obnoxious smell if they feel threatened, and you surely do not want that to happen to you just because you decided to put your lawnmower away.
Getting rid of them from your property is not an easy undertaking. If you try to do so and scare them they may just spray you, and they are not afraid of people in the least. This means that your advantage as a thinking person has no bearing on your ability to get rid of these animals.
Well, that is unless you think smartly on how to get rid of them. If you are looking for a suggestion, here are some things you can do,
The first thing you want to do is to make sure that you remove whatever things that they may want to eat. If you have pet food outside you need to take it in. Make sure that your garbage cans are secure, and that you have removed any food that is around the cans. Fence your garden well. If they have no source of food at your home they will move on.
The next thing you will need to do is to see how they are getting into your shed or under your porch. When you find that you will need to be prepared to close that opening off, but you have to wait until the skunk leaves the location to do so. Before it gets to be dusk, put a large light in the shed or under the porch. Do it quietly. When it starts to hit dusk, turn that light on plenty bright. It will scare the skunk, which will cause it to run out quickly. When it does and it has gone far enough away you will need to spring into action.
Close that opening up as well as you can. If you find that it has dug a hole to get in, you simply cannot bury that because it will dig that hole right back again. The best thing to do is to fill it with sharp rocks, maybe even some glass and fill it all in with mud. You should also put rocks in front of the porch and shed to make it much more difficult to try to dig that out of the way.
This will help you to keep the skunk away. If it finds your home is too hard to breach again, it will simply look for somewhere else to go.
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