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Getting Rid of Skunks

Getting Rid of Skunks
They may be cute and fluffy, but skunks are rarely welcomed guests around our homes. This is a guide about getting rid of skunks.
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March 11, 20150 found this helpful

I have read that adding ammonia around the yard, under the porch, shed, etc. will keep skunks away. I believe I have a family living under my shed. When is the best time to add the ammonia?

By Lynn B.

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March 16, 20150 found this helpful
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The best way to get rid of a skunk is to hook up a light that will shine all night under your porch. Skunks hate light and they will pack up and leave. Keep light connected up for a few nights, he will make his home elsewhere. No need for chemicals or poisons. Skunks are nocturnal and hate light.

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March 28, 2010

I have a skunk under my cabin.

By Johnb3624 from Utica, NY

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March 1, 20160 found this helpful

Hi, I live at Vaughan. Recently we had an incident of removing the skunk from our garden. Since it was outside the house, we didn't bother much and undertook few steps in order to restrict the entry into the house through windows, doors, etc.But the skunks dug into the grass and fell into a window well, hole where they then get trapped. Through a basement of an open window, skunks ventured through and fell inside the house. We had no other way to contact professionals in humane skunk removal. They set a special door and secured the hole and perimeter. The Skunk got trapped once the skunk was out.

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March 10, 2010

How can I discourage skunks from coming onto our property?

By AvaElizabeth from London, Ontario, Canada

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April 13, 20170 found this helpful

They predator or fox urine is a myth. They have no natural predators, just domestic dogs that never win

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March 19, 2012

How can I get rid of a skunk that walks across my patio every night and lets go! It wakes me up and the stench is awful sometimes fuming up the entire house.

By KO

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September 6, 20160 found this helpful

If you catch them in a cage how do you move the cage with out getting sprayed?

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October 29, 20140 found this helpful

How do I get skunks out from beneath the house, without a professional exterminator? My 7 mo. old puppy now knows what a skunk is.....first hand! Needless to say she got sprayed right in her face. After the old tomato juice, baking soda, vinegar treatment, I'm glad to say she is smell free. As for the skunks under the house...they're still there.

By Mara W. from Myrtle Creek, OR

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July 12, 20170 found this helpful

Can these ingredients also be used on a cats?

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December 2, 2008

I am looking for ways to keep skunks away. I saw someone suggest using coffee grounds, but how do you use them? What are the bowls of vinegar used for?

Tena from Clovis, CA

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May 2, 20160 found this helpful

I was at a friend's house and skunks were digging holes in her front lawn. We used grounds from her morning coffee and spread them where they were digging. It did the trick. It's cheap and worked. Good luck! Flo

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October 15, 2011

There's a skunk hole near the woodpile. I need to get rid of the skunk so that we can get wood out for use this winter. The smell is still around, too. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

By thenewmrso

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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

Skunks do not like loud noises so if possible, set a radio near the hole and play it loudly esp. at dawn and dusk when it may be coming and going. Moth balls thrown down the hole may work or they may do as my skunks did, just rolling them away. Placing set mouse traps (you don't need to bait them) around the hold might work. Skunks, other than their smell, can be desirable as they eat grubs and other insects.

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April 21, 20090 found this helpful

How can I keep a skunk out of my yard? I see it daily in day light.

Hardiness Zone: 8a

Windella from Pasadena, CA

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Keeping a Skunk Out of My Yard

Call local Animal Control (dog catchers). They may not like you, but they can get the skunk.
(05/18/2006)

By the Oracle

Keeping Skunks Out of My Yard

They will probably kill it & not necessarily in a humane way. I would do a search on-line to see what they don't like. I get skunks & they really don't do any harm unless you go after them.
(05/19/2006)

By Vic

Keeping Skunks Out of My Yard

I don't know how to get rid of the skunk, but our local television news just stated that if you see a skunk in the daylight, it probably has rabies. Call the Animal Control people for help.
(05/19/2006)

By Ace

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March 10, 20100 found this helpful

How can I prevent skunks from coming in the yard?

By Dan S. from Syracuse, NY

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Keeping Skunks Out of My Yard

This link seems to have a lot of suggestions: http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-skunks/ Hope it helps. (09/04/2009)

By Deeli

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September 1, 20090 found this helpful

I am looking for a safe way to keep skunks out of my back yard. I have a dog so it has to be pet friendly. Can anyone help?

By Mother2three from Chicago, IL

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Keeping Skunks Out of My Yard

You need to eliminate their interest in being in your yard. I also have a dog, a very curious dog who was hit twice by a dreaded skunk defense.

We cleared out the brush that the skunk likes to hide in. Then we put in some solar lights that discourage skunks. The trick is to make sure you aren't helping them by providing shelter, food, or dark places. Even so, when we take our dog out late at night we will still keep her on a tight leash, sniff the air and look around before we give her a bit more slack.

Good luck with it. Remember if your dog gets hit, you will be just joining the ranks of those before you cleaning, shampooing, and shampooing some more. Maybe there is a place in heaven for those of us having fought the good fight.
I am also the mother of three. I am sure avoiding skunks would help keep down the workload. (04/28/2009)

By jholl0829

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December 2, 20080 found this helpful

There seems to be a skunk or more under our house. Last night we came home to this horrible smell. How do we get them, or it, from under the house and remove the smell?

Kimberly from Kingston, TN

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Getting Rid of Skunks

I've never had the problem, but I think food would coax them out. I think they eat almost anything. You need to try to find out where they're getting in & seal it after they leave. But make sure they're all out before you do. There might be babies too. The babies aren't able to spray until they're older so the smell is coming from adults.
(03/07/2007)

By Me

Getting Rid of Skunks

I would hire a trapper. The cost will outweigh the benefits! They know what they are doing. I would ask that they would release them into an area not near civilization and not harm them though. Their smell is truly a nuisance. (03/08/2007)

By alex10vicky

Getting Rid of Skunks

One time we moved into a house with skunks under a bedroom. We threw moth balls into the crawl space and it worked. I don't know where they went, but we never smelled them again. (03/08/2007)

By pam2cats

Getting Rid of Skunks

We called our local "Animal Control" concerning a skunk under our outer ramp off the front porch. They said to pour some ammonia on a rag and use a broom handle to shove it under the ramp. It worked and that was 2 years ago. But they're back (7-19-08) and you can be sure I'll do it again. But I may add some moth balls for reassurance. (07/20/2008)

By JPC

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