How to Get Rid of Skunks and Their Stink
Spring is in the air and so is the stink. Have you ever drove down the road in the spring time whether during the day or at night and smelled the perfume of skunk? normally this is from a road killed skunk that just come out of its den and is hungry and also finding for a mate. When they breed, male skunks will tour from one female skunk den to another, many times encountering someone else male and spraying as they fight. This is the time of year one hears about a skunk under the house and the whole house smelling like a skunk. Sometimes the skunks will spray as they are with a female. People are always finding for a repellent for skunks and something to kill the odor of skunks. The proper way to eliminate skunks first of all is to find where their entry point is. Most normally the entry is at the base or foundation of a house or building. The hole isn’t much bigger than a softball at times when it is dug out.
Skunks may look big, but under that fur their body is only about as big nearby as a baseball. They are exceptional diggers and can have complicated entry points. Once these entries are found, just putting moth balls or other liquid or granule repellents down won’t work, these animals must be physically removed in order to solve the problem. If somebody put moth balls at your front door, would you leave? No. Moth balls are good for moths and moths only. I have as a matter of fact seen a skunk nest with moth balls in it. The stuff that you can find online that says critter repellent, shake away, etc, does not work.
Trapping is the best solution, just sealing the entry points won’t work as you will be sealing them inside as skunks are a nocturnal (night active) animal. Sometimes if you have the patience you can wait at night from a distance and watch the hole til the animal(s) leave when it is above 40 degrees F and then seal it up, if you have the patience is the key. One thing many People don’t know about skunks is that they are a timid, shy animal. They only spray as a last defense, if you give them a way to flee they will take it instead of releasing that grand smell. One skunk can hold up to 1.5 ounces of essence and can spray up to 35 feet without the wind. Did you know they can spray without getting any scent on them? Anyway, trapping skunks is the most sufficient way to remove animals. Hiring a expert that deals with skunks and knows their habits is your best choice. If you select to do it yourself, make sure to be particular and not do whatever that will make a skunk feel threatened, otherwise you will be doing things to remove odor. One drop of skunk essence is sufficient to keep People away from you.
Moral of this narrative is don’t try the cheapest fix, most generally it is money and time wasted. A good wildlife operate expert assistance is the best choice. They can then contribute a permanent clarification to the question so it doesn’t happen again.