How to discourage skunks?

lsohJune 21, 2014

We have a skunk problem. We live in a long established neighborhood at the edge of our small town. Woods and farm fields across the street. The deer rarely cross the road, but we have tons of other critters. The skunks are a problem. Neighbor's dogs got sprayed in their fenced in yard. Last year I caught a skunk in our chipmunk trap. And for several years now, we can't open our windows to cool the house at night because the skunks are prowling and it stinks. (It doesn't stink during the day. The skunks go home.)

The neighborhood does not have trash around. And we aren't even allowed to put our trash out until morning on trash day.

Any ideas how to keep skunks away? Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mrsg47(7)

Put large towels or rags soaked in ammonia around your house. It worked for us! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 12:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lsoh

MrsG47,

Thanks for the idea. Sounds like a no risk experiment.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 8:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fireduck(10a)

OK..so how do I catch or deter a raccoon from digging in my lawn for grubs? (think it is raccoon)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 12:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galinas(5B)

Make sure there are no grubs) They know exactly where the grubs are - they do not dig, if there are no grubs. Skunks are hunting for grubs too.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 5:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
insteng

"Make sure there are no grubs) They know exactly where the grubs are - they do not dig, if there are no grubs. Skunks are hunting for grubs too."

I agree, treat your yard for grubs.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 10:35AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
KNNN espalier planting
Hi - I just planted some 1 year bare root apple trees....
Jamie Cartwright
Blue Berries-acid soil and other vegetable plants
I have been growing blue berry plants intermixed with...
RonCz
Beach Plum / Prunus Maritima Cultivation Questions
Hello all! I scarified a handful of seeds from beach...
liamkelly Zone 6b Rhode Island / 5b Massachusetts
Root control bag to control Mulberry tree size
Hi, I am planning to use a root control bag to limit...
roots_feeding
Haskap or Honeyberry?
I am in zone 6 in southern Illinois, so I get extreme...
flowerchild59
Sponsored Products
Rustic Tiles Rug 9'6" x 13'6" - RUST
$2,799.00 | Horchow
Kraus KHF203-33-KPF1621-KSD30CH Double Basin Farmhouse Kitchen Sink with Faucet
$589.95 | Hayneedle
Kenroy Home Lamps Mercurio 28 in. Cracked Chrome Glass Table Lamp 32041CHCR
$97.61 | Home Depot
Bristol Two-Light Bath Fixture
$112.00 | Bellacor
Hoffman Oushak Runner 3' x 10' - LIGHT BLUE/BROWN
$1,129.00 | Horchow
Linnette Rug 4' x 6' - SMOKE
$599.00 | Horchow
Set of Six Steak Grill Charms
$9.95 | FRONTGATE
Kraus KHF200-30-KPF2110-SD20 Single Basin Farmhouse Kitchen Sink with Faucet Mul
$679.95 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™