Preventing, Repelling, Eliminating Skunks
Traps Skunk Repellent
Smell repellents such as moth balls or Rid-A-Critter (a professional repellent) are only
effective as a skunk deterrent, but rarely work once a skunk has established itself in a
territory. If you have one of these pests actively foraging on your property, there
are a variety of control options at your disposal; one or more can be necessary and each
situation is different.
Besides prevention, there are two basic methods for ridding your
property of nuisance skunks: skunk repellent
and skunk trapping.
Repelling skunks can be achieved with the use
of a good animal repellent. Trapping skunks
with a professional trap will usually give better results than fencing
- Repelling: Skunks will feed on a variety of foods: fruits, garbage and
also grubs, worms, small insects in your lawn. If skunks are feeding on food growing
on your property or raiding your garbage bins, you can use Ropel. This professional
strength taste deterrent is applied directly to any object the skunks like to smell or
taste. Repeat applications might be necessary to discourage stubborn animals.
Combine Ropel with Rid-A-Critter for multiple animals
or stubborn problems with wildlife.
Your other alternative is to use a
humane, live trap to capture and re-locate the offending skunk. The trap needed for
this job is called a Raccoon Trap by
professionals. Each trap is $60.00, plus S&H.
Use a trap cover
to protect trapped animals and to help prevent being sprayed by a
trapped skunk. Remember that an adult skunk can accurately hit
its intended target at a range of about 10 feet. Even at a
distance of 15 feet the skunk's spray can still be effective, although
(at that distance) it is more of a fine mist.
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