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If you live in an area close to where skunks live, then you do not need to be told why skunks are pests. They can have your property smelling horrible for the entire night and they can also destroy a garden or yard if they are able to find some sort of food there. They will also make a mess if you leave the trash out for too long. They are also defensive and nasty creatures so it is not recommended that you try to get the skunk to go away because it can become a problem when they spray you. Quite often these animals will be attracted to houses because they represent a food source to the skunk. There are however some things that you can do that will get the skunks away from your property. There are also some things that people will try that don’t do anything more than waste their time.
If you look online you will find many products that claim to be a great skunk repellent. All you have to do is treat your garden with the product and the skunks will stay away. There are options that allow you to spray yards and gardens. There are also many different options that come about in the form of pellets that you sprinkle in areas to keep these animals away. The biggest problem that people find with these solutions is that many times they don’t work, and in addition they can be poisonous to pets or children. Because of this you will need to be careful and read all the instructions cautiously. You can try other types of repellents that may be more effective and that you will not have trouble finding even in your home right now.
There are a couple of things that you can try to get the skunks off of your property. If you have to have freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning, then you are already in luck. A lot of wildlife does not like the smell of oranges or other citrus fruits; that includes skunks. In fact, many of the repellents you’d purchase at a store use oranges or other citrus. You can use that to your advantage and simply spread citrus fruit peels around the area where a skunk has been and that can in a lot of cases be enough to keep it away. Another thing that you can already have at home is cayenne peppers. If you do, then you should try to find the den, but do not get too close if you suspect that the skunk is there. You may be able to see tracks going in or out and that is a good sign that the den is active. Sprinkle the cayenne pepper by the entrance and that will be a good natural repellent.
Use Your Best Friend
If you have a dog then you may want to let it do its business close to the den. The smells of dog urine represents a potential predator to the skunk and it will not want to go anywhere near a predator. If you do not own a dog you can get coyote urine at some outdoor stores and that will also work, but you have to keep in mind that if it rains you have to sprinkle some more as soon as the ground dries. Remember that skunks are persistent and you should be as persistent as they are if you want to get rid of them. Use these repellents on a daily basis until the skunk is gone and then remove all incentives for the skunk to come back. That means fence the garden and do not leave trash outside for long periods of time.
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