Getting Rid of Skunks

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.

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March 19, 20120 found this helpful

There are electronic devices you can buy that emit a sound skunks don't care for and they stay away. Do a search on Gogle or go to Amazon and you can find them. Another option is a dog. A mid to big size dog. You could also just ask at a Lowes or Home Depot and they may have something.

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March 20, 20120 found this helpful

Use a cage to trap him in and then get rid of him, or let him go somewhere else.

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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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September 18, 20180 found this helpful

please don't relocate a skunk in a place anyone lives,the middle divider of a expressway would be fine

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March 21, 20120 found this helpful

My old stand-by sprinkle some moth balls along the edge. There has to be a reason why the skunk is spraying; that is their only line of defense and they use the spray only as a last resort.

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They hiss, stamp their feet in warning before they spray as they have only a limited amount to use. You have have feral cats coming onto your patio. Is there food there that is attracting both?

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March 21, 20120 found this helpful

I would go to google.com and type in getting rid of skunks in yard. A lot of good answers pop up. I would forget the moth balls they are more of a danger to you and pets than the skunk. Some of the responses are, shoot the skunk, use a trap, place ammonia soaked rags about the property, find the den and fill it in after placing a screen over the top of the den. The night critters are looking for food from either you as a source or grubs in the lawn. Last resort is to hire an exterminator.

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