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Old 05-27-2014, 11:08 AM  
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OK, came home last night and there were two good sized skunks playing on the neighbor's front lawn ... Later that night they got into it in my backyard with the inevitable spraying problem. This morning, I discovered those bastards had dug under my fence in three places.

They gotta GO!

So, what is your favorite skunk deterrent (shotgun is not possible in this residential neighborhood)?



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Get rid of the grubs you will get rid of the skunks.



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If they have spreyed the usually don't come back, they don't like the smell.
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I am going with a "denial of entry" strategy and chemical warfare.

1. Put a good quantity of mothballs in a jar with a perforated lid under the fence, open end pointed upward. They hate that smell. Burying the jar preserves the mothballs so they last a long time.

2. Bury bricks in the holes where they dug under the fence. This discourages them from re-digging.

Will let you know how this all works out.

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You might want to contact animal control and work with them on live trapping. I do not think you want to live trap them yourself! Another option is rat poison mixed with gravy - but only do this in a way that is out of reach of any neighborhood pets and only at night. Animal control would be your better option though.

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Better looking than a Doberman and almost as smart ... not going within 12 feet of those critters. My idea is to push them out of the yard and let somebody else deal with the trapping ... I am hardly ever around but the night time will get ugly as the Summer advances.

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I grab them by the tail. Once their feet are off the ground they can't spray. So far that's worked for almost 40 years for me.

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I grab them by the tail. Once their feet are off the ground they can't spray. So far that's worked for almost 40 years for me.

But,.... How do you get close enough in the first place to grab their tail?
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I just walked up to them and grabbed the tail before they respond. Usually I just move them elsewhere but chicken thieves got shot.

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Get rid of the grubs you will get rid of the skunks.
Get rid of the grubs and they will leave.
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