How-to advice http://www.animalrepellent.org/skunks Are you searching for ideas on how to get rid of skunks in your yard and around your home? We all know the problems with having a skunk invade your property. If you spot one in your yard, you should seek out the help of a good skunk repellent immediately. The consequences of allowing one of these pests to invade your backyard unchallenged can be extremely unpleasant. We all know about the terrible odor of their noxious spray. But did you also know that if it gets into your eyes, it can cause blindness? Aside from that, they also carry rabies. Getting rid of skunks doesn’t have to be difficult. If you follow the easy steps in this short video clip and use a good skunk repellent, you can quickly and humanely eliminate them.
Skunks are known in the scientific community as Mephitidae (or Mephitis). They are mammals commonly known for the noxious liquid that it can spray from its anal gland to fend off predators. They are also sometimes referred to as Polecats. These mammals vary in appearance depending on the species. They are all born with stripes (or spots) and have long front claws that make them great diggers. Their favorite meals include subterranean pests and organisms, fruits and vegetables and whatever they can scavenge from our trashcans. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk
The first deterrent you can take advantage of in your quest of getting rid of skunks is to remove all the elements that attract them to your backyard. This includes the basic survival elements of food, shelter and water. These mammals enjoy a variety of meals so you’ll need to take a few important steps to remove all the food sources. Some of their favorite meals include grubs and larvae from your soil, garbage, bird feeders, pet food and water from bird baths. Make sure all of your trash cans are secure with tight fitting lids. Also be sure to feed your pets indoors. Pet food is a strong source of attraction. If practical, you can use fencing as a repellent to restrict them from areas in your backyard such as gardens. Taking advantage of this advice will help to eliminate skunks and also work in conjunction with the other repellents discussed in this video.
Another important skunk deterrent is removing all possible areas that they can seek shelter. With so many readily available food sources nearby, they’ll search hard for shelter as close to your home as possible. Be sure to eliminate all openings around your home, deck, garage and/or shed. This will help to get rid of skunks that have already moved in and prevent future ones from getting comfortable. *Tip: Make sure the skunk is not in the area that you are sealing.
Here is another important tip on how to get rid of skunks. Since they are nocturnal animals, motion activated security lights can be used as a very powerful skunk repellent. These security lights are great to have on patrolling your property altogether. If you don’t already have them, search for one with a strong sensor, good range and bright lighting. Besides getting rid of skunks, these security lights are great for convenience, providing light and they are also great for repelling any intruders and mischiefs from your backyard. http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ipm/msg0907064117990.html
OK, now that you know the power of using security lights to repel animals, let’s talk about another important tip. You’ll need to learn how to eliminate all sources of food if you want to become an expert at how to get rid of a skunk. It is simple to remove most of the food sources in your yard that we discuss in this video but don’t forget that grubs and other subterranean pests are their favorite meals. The best way to remove grubs and other potential meals from your soil is to use a product called “Milky Spore”. Check out this short video and learn how to repel skunks with Milky Spore.
You’ll need to watch the video above if you want to learn the final tip that I believe is the absolute best repellent. I’ll show you how to use each of these products, where to buy them and how to get them at the lowest price. I hope you enjoy my video about how to get rid of skunks. Good Luck!