Catching skunks is straight forward but the trick is not getting sprayed by them. Read these tips to ensure the skunk doesn’t catch you.
Living Well with Skunks
Skunks are cat-sized woodland creatures that seldom damage human property. They tend to be evenly tempered, and they eat grubs of beetles that can destroy trees and gardens. Skunks tend to keep to themselves and they almost never bite or scratch. As many of us know from personal experience, they don't have to. Skunks have the ability to defend themselves with a smelly, sulfurous spray that penetrates fabric and hair and that can even cause blindness or anemia when the skunk manages to target the nose and face.
Even when people and their pets have not been sprayed, there are many ways to tell that skunks may be around. There may be a faintly musty, decaying odor where there is no trash or woodland litter. There may skunk tracks near the garbage bin, or there may be skunk scat on the lawn. The family dogs and cats may be hesitant to go outside. Or the family's pet chicken may suddenly go missing.
The best time to deal with skunks is at the first sign of their arrival. The most important skunk control tips have to deal with exclusion. The best answers to the questions of how to get rid of skunks have to do with exclusion, long before it is necessary to give a second thought to the question of whether it is legal to kill skunks. Getting rid of skunks naturally may protect you and your pets from the deadly diseases skunks carry, and keep you from worrying about how to get rid of skunk odor.
These pages will tell you how to catch skunks and the basic facts about skunks as well as the different types of skunks. They can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in exterminator fees. The important thing to remember is to control skunks now - don't wait until they have established themselves on your lawn, in your garden, under your deck, or even in your house.
Browse through the articles below to find the answer to all your questions about skunks!
Learn how to get rid of skunks naturally by taking a few simple measures to discourage them from staying in your yard.
Choosing the right skunk bait is essential for trapping skunks. Choose the wrong bait and you will be whistling in the wind.
There are many types of skunks known by many different names. Do you know the difference between Skunks, Polecats, and Stink Badgers?
Skunk control is about ensuring skunks are kept off your land. You don’t want to get up close and personal with a skunk.