5 Ways How To Keep Skunks Out of Your Garden

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Skunks fall under the mammal’s category of animal. They can easily be identified with the black and white stripe on their body.

The main problem with skunks that cannot be tolerated by us as a human is skunks tend to spray when they felt unsecured.

This usually happened when you try to chase them out of your garden or your property.

The spray that the skunk produces contains chemicals with a very strong odor that is hard to be removed and could last for a few days.

Normal cleaning chemicals are known to be ineffective to remove the skunk’s spray odor. You need a special cleaning chemical to do that.

Besides the smells, there are a few other problems that usually associated to skunks that intruded your garden and property and they are:

a) Spraying your pets especially your dog.

b) Living under your porch, deck or shed.

c) Skunk digging holes and hanging or loitering around your garden.

In normal circumstance, the skunk’s spray may be not very harmful if the distance between you and the skunks are not close enough when they spray.

However, please be careful when the skunk is very close to you as the skunk’s spray could give certain effect to human.

The best thing to do is to not approach the skunk if you do not know what you need to do with them. You are advised to call authority wildlife department to help you.

Below are the 5 ways that you could use to get rid of skunk in your garden:

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1. Electronic Pest Repellent

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Aspectek Predator Eye Nighttime Solar Powered Animal Repeller – 2 Pack, Waterproof, Deterrent Light Nocturnal Animals
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HNCSMILE Solar Powered Ultrasonic Animal Repeller Pest Repeller Scare Away Dog Cat Deer Raccoon Vole Mole Repeller Rabbit Squirrel Skunk Deterrent for Yard Garden Farm Park

Electronic pest repellents are very easy to be used. Most of them are using solar power to be operated.

You just need to set the electronic repellent where you want to deter the skunk and you are ready to get the skunks out of your garden or your house compound.

When using the electronic skunk repellent, you do not have to worry about the device to be out of battery as it will automatically recharge itself during the day when the sunlight is available.

Checking the device once in a while is more than enough to ensure the device is working properly.

The electronic pest repellent is also waterproof. Therefore you do not have to be worried about having to rush to secure the device when it is raining.

Electronic skunk repellent usually equipped with the sensor to detect the presence of the skunk and will produce flash light that scares the skunk when they are near.

Some of the electronics skunk repellents that are available in the market are Aspectek Predator Eye Nighttime Solar Powered Animal Repeller and HNCSMILE Solar Powered Ultrasonic Animal Repeller Pest Repeller

Granule skunks repellent
Havahart Critter Ridder 3146 Animal Repellent

2. Granular Repellents

The second way on how you could solve the skunk problem around your property is by using the granular repellents.

The granular skunk repellents are very easy to be used and apply.

You just need to sprinkle the granules that you have wherever you want to deter the skunks.

The repellent granules can be put  on your lawn or plants, on your growing beds or near your garbage bins where skunk usually digs to obtain their food.

The granule skunks repellent usually works by irritating the skunks when they get in touch with them.

This will deter the skunk form keep coming near to that place.

One of the granule types of skunk repellents available in the market is Havahart Critter Ridder 3146 Animal Repellent.

3. Skunks Trap

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Advantek 20000 Catch and Release Skunk Trap

The third way on how you can keep the skunk out of your garden is by using the skunk’s trap.

Skunks trap is very easy to be used. You just need to put some bait in it to lure the skunk to get inside the trap.

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Havahart Medium Professional Style One-Door Animal Trap

Once the skunk is inside the trap to get the bait, the trap’s door will be automatically closed.

There are usually two variations of skunk traps available in the market for to buy.

One is open type trap and another one is enclosed type trap.

If you are afraid of being sprayed by skunks when you trapped them in, it is better for you to choose the enclosed type of trap.

Examples of open type skunk trap that is the Havahart Medium Professional Style One-Door Animal Trap and example of enclosed skunk trap is the Advantek 20000 Catch and Release Skunk Trap. 

4. Liquid Repellent

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Havahart Critter Ridder 3145 Animal Repellent

Another way on how you can deter skunk from your property and garden is by using the liquid type skunk repellent.

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Expel® Natural Animal Repellent & Mice Repellent

You just need to spray the repellent to the place where you do not want the skunk to be there.

The repellents will usually irritate the taste sense and the smell sense of the skunk that come near to the sprayed area.

The best thing you could do when choosing the liquid skunk repellent to be bought is by looking for the organic type of repellents that use only natural ingredients.

This is to ensure the safety of other animals, as well as other people that are lingering within your compound without knowing that there are places in your compound, have been sprayed with the animal repellents.

Some of the liquid skunk,s repellent products available in the market are Havahart Critter Ridder 3145 Animal Repellent and Expel® Natural Animal Repellent & Mice Repellent.

5. Coyote Urine 

Coyote Urine Skunk Repellent
Sun Joe SJ2-CU16 Real Coyote Urine Territorial Repellent

This is another way that you could use to get rid of skunks that causing problems within your property area.

You can put the coyote urine to the place where you do not want the skunks to go.

The coyote urine marks the place as it is the territory of a coyote and this will scare the skunks to come near to that area as they are afraid the coyote is nearby them.

One of the pure coyote urine products that are available Amazon.com is the Sun Joe SJ2-CU16 Real Coyote Urine Territorial Repellent.

The Conclusion

As listed above, there are many ways on how you can get rid of skunks that are annoying you.

Should you have anything to say about what we have just discussed in this article, please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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