Skunks are notorious for their spraying and for causing structural damage to buildings. It’s for this reasons that you should integrate a good control plan – one that aims at deterrence and skunks removal as soon as you notice their presence.
Eliminate food & shelter
The first step in getting rid of skunks should be removing all elements in your yard that attract the skunks in the first place. Skunks are likely to make their way into your premises in search of food and shelter and if these aren’t available, they would go elsewhere. With this in mind;
* clean up fallen fruits, seeds and berries
* rake up grass and leaves in which seeds and berries could be hidden in
* fill-in burrows and use tight lids on your trashcan
* close off access to barns, poultry houses and sheds
* eliminate junk piles, wood piles and hallowed logs which skunks use to make shelter.
In order for you to identify the best skunk removal technique, it’s important that you become familiar with how they are behaving in your property and the damage they’ve caused. Common problems they cause include burrowing underneath the lawn leaving small cone-shaped holes, pilferage of the trashcans and poultry house raids.
The correct control method
Depending on the size of skunk population in your premises you might consider these control measures;
1. The live skunk trap – very effective in eliminating the nuisance. This technique should best be handled by a professional pest control service because skunks spray and the law also states so.
2. Repellents – excellent in scaring aware skunks. Granular repellents keep them from certain areas of the yard, liquid ones prevent them from digging and electronic ones condition them to keep off the property all together. This technique is effective and in humane.
3. Fence off the property – skunks are not climbers so this is guaranteed to keep them off.