Skunks – Prevention

two baby skunks


It is important that you take steps to prevent skunks from accessing your property. Once they are in, they may end up causing a lot more damage than you could possibly ever imagine. To prevent this from happening, here’s what you can do:

  • Fence your property. Fencing will help you keep skunks out.
  • Use repellents. Try any natural or biological repellents that you can use to keep skunks away.
  • Seal your house. Make sure you seal up any areas of your home that may allow skunks an easy way in.
  • Dispose of all food items properly. If you have leftovers, place them in airtight containers. Make sure your garbage is not easily accessible to skunks. They may be attracted to your home by the smell of food.

If you find a dead skunk on your property, remove it as soon as possible. (See Finding and Removing Dead Animals.)

skunk head caught in snap trap

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