Skunks sometimes set up residence on your property without your knowledge, that is until you get the
Tip #1: Clean up your yard
Tall grass, piles of brush, and other debris all provide cover for skunks. Mowing regularly, raking up leaves and dead grass, and hauling off trash and brush is the best deterrent. A clean yard provides a skunk with very little cover and few places to
Tip #2: Cover any holes
If you have a deck or a crawlspace, you may have a built-in den for a skunk. If there
Tip #3: Light up your yard
Skunks are nocturnal. This means a well-lit yard isn't very attractive to them. You can either leave a light on outside all night long, or you can install a sensitive motion light that will turn on if an animal enters the yard. Just make sure you can also control the light from a switch inside so you can flip it on for a few minutes before you open the door to let out the dog or go outside yourself. This gives the skunk time to move on.
Tip #4: Put away food
Dog food dishes outside are a sure way to attract skunks, along with other
If you already have a skunk problem, contact a pest removal company in your area. To find out more, speak with someone like Animal Control Specialists Inc.