Pesky Skunks

Skunks are a nuisance. They get into garbage, compost and just about anything that you leave outside. And of course they smell bad and you have to be worried about your pets getting sprayed. There are a few things you can do to get rid of skunks and make them move away for good!

The very first thing you should do is eliminate any inviting hiding places that can create the ideal, cozy house for skunks. Skunks like little holes and openings. This is why it is strongly suggested that you get rid of wood piles, rock piles, brush piles as well as any type of pile that would make a skunk blend in and feel secure. They have also been known to dwell in open garages and sheds. If you’re serious about wanting to remove skunks, you need to even eliminate tree trunks with holes or openings.  Hooded Skunk, Wildlife, Portrait

Next is the fact that skunks love to create their house under porches and patios. This is an extremely common occurrence. If you feel that you have a skunk living under the porch, then find an exterminator that will get out it. You don’t want to seal a skunk in and need to deal with the odor if it dies. Once it’s out, immediately seal any openings. Even the ones which you feel are too small for a skunk. You would be amazed what they could fit through. If skunks have been in there before, they will search for a way back in.

Skunks are basically lazy opportunists. Obviously, the garbage belongs outside, just be certain it’s in a very secure container.

Follow these tips to eliminate skunks and shortly the skunk will realize that your home isn’t fun anymore and try to find a new home.

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