Apart of their adorable and beautiful looks skunk may become one of the problems to you especially in your garden.
Skunk is a mammal that is famous to produce a very bad scent in protecting them from any danger. This scent is produced from an anal gland as a defensive weapon when they felt that they are in danger.
This scent can protect them from many dangerous predators such as bears, wolves and foxes. The chemical that they produced not only produces bad smells but can also causing temporary irritation or blindness if the attackers are closed enough with the skunk.
The chemical that produces the bad smell if happened to be in contact with your clothes or properties would be very hard to be cleaned with any ordinary washers.
You need to use special chemical that is specially made to break the chemical molecules of the smell in order to get rid of it.
Besides producing a very bad smell which is the major problem of skunks, skunks can also bring damages to your garden. They can dig around your lawn and vegetables or flowers’ beds as they are looking for their food.
They can also even consume your flowers or vegetables directly as skunks are omnivorous types of animal that can eat a wide range of small animals and plants.
If you are having problems with skunks in your area or garden, please do not be worried as there are many ways on how you can keep the skunks away from your garden.
The best news is all the materials and tools that you need to have in order to keep the skunk away from your garden are very easy to find and buy. You can even buy it online and have them delivered at the front door of your house.
To help to ease you, in finding the best method of keeping the skunks away from your garden, i will list some of the easily available tools and materials that you can buy it online.
Without any further delay, below are some of the ways on how you can get rid of skunks in your garden.
a) Expel® Natural Animal Repellent & Mice Repellent
As you can see from the picture given, Expel Natural Animal Repellent is a type of spray product.
To use this product you need to spray this product to the place where you think the animals would go. Places such as your trash can and plants that are often attacked or any other places that are usually being targeted by the skunks are the places where you should use this product.
This product uses only natural ingredients and will be totally safe for the environment, human and even to the animals that you want to repel. The chemical used to repel the animals will not harm them; the chemical will only act to keep the animals away from your properties.
The chemical acts by irritates the smell senses of the animals.
With a few attempt, the animals will be tired of the irritation caused by the chemical and will eventually give up to ever come again to your properties.
If you would like to know more about this product and read what previous buyers said about this product please click here.
b) Havahart Critter Ridder 3142 Animal Repellent Granular Shaker
Unlike the above said products that uses liquid to be sprayed at the targeted area, this product comes in granular form. To use this product you just need to scatter them around the area where you think the skunks would go.
This product will irritate the body of the skunks and also the smell senses of the skunks when it got into contact with them.
The irritation will make the skunk to feel uneasy and will eventually make them to leave your properties and never come near you again.
Same as the previous product, this product is also made from natural ingredients and will irritate the targeted animals. It is totally safe to the environment as well as human too.
According to the manufacturer this product is also compliance with the organic gardening requirements.
If you would like have further reading about this product’s description and how it works please click here.
c) Aspectek Predator Eye Nighttime Solar Powered Animal Repeller
The way how this skunks repellent works is very different from the two products mentioned earlier.
This product does not use any chemical to repel the skunks that is going to invade your properties but instead it uses the flash light to scares the skunks so that they don’t come near and eventually run away from your properties to other places.
This product uses battery power to operate. With one charging this product can operates up to 30 days without any problems. The great thing is that you do not have to worry about to charge the devices regularly as it is equipped with automatic solar charging technologies that will automatically recharge during the day.
This product is also water proof; therefore you do not have worry about it become broken because of the rain. You just need to set it where you want it to be, to repel the skunks.
Quite impressive ratings were given by its previous buyers to this product.
If you are keen to know more about this particular product, please click here. You can also read what other people wrote about this product there.
d) DR.OWL Mole Repeller Outdoor Solar Powered Ultrasonic Animal Repeller With PIR Sensor Protect Your Yard Lawn Garden
This product works almost the same as the above mentioned skunk repellent.
It will produce flash lights that will scare away the skunk that are coming to your properties.
Compare to the product mentioned before this skunk repellent gained a very impressive customers rating.
This can be an indication for you that this device works very well and buyers are very satisfied with its performance.
e) Havahart 1090 Easy Set Collapsible One-Door Cage Trap for Rabbits, Skunks and Squirrels
This is another great way on how you can get rid of skunks that are invading your garden.
This is a trap that you can catch the skunks alive and then you can release them far away from your area.
Please click here if you would like to know more about this trap.
f) Spray – proof Skunk Trap
This is another type of skunk trap. The good thing about this trap is it can protect you from the skunk spray as it is equipped with enclosed body.
This is a great way to catch a skunk as skunks tend to excrete or spray chemical that can produce a very bad smell when they feel threatened.
To catch the skunk with the trap you have to put bait in the skunk’s trap to lure them to get into the trap. The trap’s door will automatically close when the skunk tries to eat the bait.
If you interested in buying this product and would like to know more about it please click here.
To conclude this article, there are actually many ways that you can use to keep skunks out of your garden.
You just need to choose one that can suit your requirement. You can also try multiple ways in your properties to keep the skunks away from your garden instead of using one method.
If you have suggestion or other ways on how to get rid of skunks in your garden I would be grateful if you could share it in the comment section below so that it can help other people to solve their problem.
Lastly, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me in the comment section below. Thanks you for taking time to read this.