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There are few pest animals that can be quite as
pungent and repulsive as the skunk when it sprays
a person or animal, and when it does spray there
is no doubt for anyone in the area that a skunk is
present. There are growing numbers of skunks that
are living in urban and suburban areas, and in
these surroundings they can become a real
nuisance, both for the smell they can produce and
their scavenging behavior too. When it comes to
getting rid of skunks, the best and fastest way to
do this is to trap the animal and then move it to
a location well away from the area where it is
causing a nuisance.
Skunk Repellent Products
One of the real 'snake oil' products of the modern
age, repellents are available in a variety of
different types, including chemical repellents and
audio repellents, which all promise to be able to
get rid of a range of different types of pest
animals. While these well packaged products make
all kinds of claims about how they will be able to
get rid of the animals, the truth is that they
will not prove to be an effective way to get rid
of the animals. While they may make bold claims
about how effective they are, these products will
not be the fastest way to get rid of skunks.
Trapping And Removing Skunks
This is the most effective way to get rid of a
skunk, and is actually something that you can do
in just a couple of days when the trap is
effective. You will need a cage trap in order to
catch the skunk, and this can be baited with a
variety of foods which will effectively attract
the skunk into the trap, and these can include
canned fish, bacon or cat food. The difficult
aspect is actually moving the skunk, and in order
to move the animal effectively, you will need to
put some kind of cover over the trap to prevent it
from spraying you, and you should remove the skunk
to a location at least ten miles away from your
Evicting Skunks From Yards And Gardens
In some cases, you may not want to trap and remove
the skunk, and in this case you can adapt your
yard or garden to stop the skunk from getting in.
Skunks are not very good at climbing or jumping,
so putting fence around the property will be an
effective barrier to keep the skunks out of your
yard and garden. When it comes to installing the
fence, make sure that you are embedding the fence
at least six inches into the ground, as skunks may
not be able to climb but they are very good
diggers, so embedding the fence will help to stop
the skunks from being able to get under the fence.
Making Your Property Less Attractive To
There are several steps that you can take that
will help reduce the numbers of skunks that
actually come to your property, and certainly the
installation of a good fence will help to solve
the problem for you. Dealing with food sources is
key if you don't want to have a fence around the
property, and this will mean storing garbage and
pet food stores in solid containers inside is the
first step here. You should also look to remove
any fallen fruit promptly, while sealing any
potential den sites for the skunk such as gaps
under decking and sheds will also help to make the
property less attractive to the skunk.
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