Asked on Dec 19, 2018

How do I keep skunks out of my garden?

UpStateGarden Up Green - CaroleKelli L. Milligan


Skunks have been digging up my vegetable garden, and I don’t know how to keep them out. Any ideas/suggestions?


5 answers
  • Carolann
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Skunks dislike the smell of citrus fruit. Put some orange peels or lemon peels around your garden. Moth balls also will deter them.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Dec 19, 2018

    I use moth balls just replace after it rains I get them at the dollar store

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Be careful , moth balls are poisonous to pets and small animals.

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Fencing them out is about the best way to keep them away.

  • UpState
    on Dec 19, 2018


    Horse urine based spray.

    Better yet, and way more economical - ask your local farmer to collect some of the urine for you or ... if you do not have a farmer, simply ask your police department to collect some from their patrol horses.

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