Sorry for bringing up such a stinky topic!
It's been an on going problem during the summers but seems to be
getting worse each summer.
It started a few weeks ago this summer. Skunk smell will make its way
into my house on average once or twice a week, always late at night
around midnight or so.
I haven't a clue how far away the skunks are from my house.
I live in a subdivision with 3/4 acre lots and there's a wooded area
pretty close by with all different kinds of animal form there.
In a matter of minutes the smell will seep through my entire house.
Any tips you can offer to minimize this would be appreciated.
I don't keep any food spoils outside nor have a compost.
I do have a very small strawberry patch that is covered with net.
Febreeze, and Nature's Deodorizer helped us. I think that's the name.
Available at big box stores in the cleaning sections, pet sections, and RV
sections. Made to take out bad smells. Takes a lot, and only works until
the next skunk shows up.
In a neighborhood north of mine, a few years ago they had a skunk problem.
One man went out and shot 28 of them, and they haven't reoccurred in any big
numbers since. Still the lone one now and then. If you live in a skunk
area, it's like living with squirrels or coyotes or you name it. They been
there millions of years and aren't going anywhere.
Hmmm.. I already do have the windows closed.
When I start to catch the first whiff I close the air circulator that
brings in outside air. That definitely helps, but the house still
smells for quite a while.
I need to update the frequency. It's more like three or more times a
From what I've read, skunks won't emit their scent unless they feel
What would be causing the skunks to be doing this at 11:00 pm or
I mean my neighbourhood is absolutely quiet at that time.
On Wed, 9 Jul 2008 01:09:47 +0000 (UTC), Bert Byfield
Yes I realize that this can often be the case.
But in my situation, where I live, garbage cans are only put out once
a week and the smell is occurring 3, 4 or 5 times a week.
Also, dogs don't take strolls by themselves where I live, and the dog
walking ends around 9 pm in general.
A big horned owl; around midnight, picks up a baby skunk and the baby
sprays as they fly by your windows. Or another animal that eat skunks
cause fear and panic in the animals. The population will go up and
down in due time.
Just a guess you are in Germany and are not allowed to shoot them,
late at night.
Well I don't love skunks that's for sure, but I wouldn't go to the
extent of shooting them if I had a gun.
There are very few animals that I would kill, mosquitos being one of
I'm pretty sure I will never own a gun in my life.
I have no need for one.
Let me get this straight.
I have skunk scent entering my house and you want me to pour ammonia
and bleach around my 'stinky areas'?
So I pour the stuff all over my house correct?
Now what do I do to get rid of the ammonia and bleach smell?
Striped skunks use scent marking to communicate presence and reproductive
state to other skunks. They also communicate visually, by raising their fur
and changing posture. Skunks have a good sense of hearing, but their vision
is poor. They are mostly silent, but do make a variety of sounds such as
churring, hisses, and screams.
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