I have a few skunky neighbors ,do the rocknroll eviction, try a radio
for a while, put on some rap or rock n roll, it works for garage and
attic evictions. Skunks usualy sleep alot of the day and like it quiet
I had a problem for a few years with skunks and and a family of rock
squirrels burrowing under my concrete rear patio and front porch. The
problem became much worse after my dog died; I guess he had been
keeping them away. I tried moth balls - didn't work.
What did work is this ... I dug a trench around the patio and porch,
18" to 24" deep and 18" wide. I placed a wire mesh in the trench - the
wire runs vertically down from the edge of the concrete slab and turns
out at the bottom of the trench; in cross-section it looks like an "L"
with the bottom leg facing away from the slab. I paid special
attention to the inside corners as this is where the skunks usually
dig; I turned the corner with the wire , ran it another foot or so and
used tie wire to secure the wire in the corner. Finally I refilled the
trench with dirt.
The skunks still return occassionally and dig but they can no longer
get under my patio or porch. I only have to replace the dirt (it is
amazing how far they can throw it sometimes). As for the rock
squirrels they all have a new zip code thanks to my live trap. I also
trapped three skunks and successfully relocated two of them without
getting sprayed (really not that difficult) but had to destroy a huge
one that was a real stinker.
I'd leave him alone. I put up with a few skunks under a deck that was
sitting on the ground and the skunk(s) made a home between two of the
joists. Walked right on top of them, washed the deck and went about my
business. Perhaps what saved the day is that there wasn't enough room to
lift there tails. I just kept away from their exit location when they came
out every evening at dusk.
I wish I could tell my Scottish Terrier that. He tangled with a skunk when
got out of my sight one evening. Came back "tainted". I was out in my
yard with a tub giving him a bath at 11:30 at night. Not fun.
I think they're cute. But my terrier goes after anything that moves.
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