How do you get rid of a skunk that has taken up residence under house?


No pictures available, but plenty of SCENT ‼️Thank youMary

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  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Feb 26, 2019

    Call a wildlife rescue group. They usually have methods to trap them without spraying.

    • Mary Mary on Feb 26, 2019

      Thanks, Joan

      This is what I will do right away ‼️. I hear they have their babies in April/May.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 26, 2019

    Hi Mary: I'd get rid of them as soon as possible as they have their babies in April or May. Decks and porches tend to have relatively high clearance, and often have numerous potential entrances. This makes removing skunks both easier and more difficult. You can either call a wild life removal group, this is the best manner of removal. In case you want to try on your own, then use the exclusion method. You will need to seal up all openings, leaving one opening. Any barriers should extend one foot below ground to discourage burrowing. Place live traps near the remaining exit to capture the skunks as they leave to find food. Once you are sure they are gone, and you are sure there are no babies inside, you may seal the remaining entry point. By the by, I refer to skunks as fart squirrels:) Good luck

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    • Mary Mary on Feb 26, 2019


      Thanks for the information on when they are expecting to have their little ones. We raise German Shorthair Pointers. Even tho

      this black and yellow creature in no way resembles a quail,pheasant,duck or any other kind of bird, I certainly don’t want to deal with trying to desmell a kennel full of our four legged kids ‼️😜🤠🐶

  • Find out where it is getting in. They are nocturnal. When they leave for the evening, then you can block it off so they can't get back in. Do it quick before they nest and have babies! Or just call an exterminator to scare it out for you.

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    • Thanks for the tip Betsy! Yes I have one, a terrier mix, that will chase anything that moves. Age hasn't slowed her down any either. She jumps fences with ease - and if someone is having a party, she will crash it.

  • German short haired pointers are magnificent dogs! My brother and sister in law had one, the "runt" of the litter deemed not to be suitable for a hunting dog. He had an extremely pampered life, as they had no children, and lived to a month shy of his 17th birthday.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Feb 26, 2019

    Loud music and bright lights in/under area where they are for a night or two should get rid of them they are noctural so won't like either the lights or noise. here's home made deskunking for dogs got this from my vet Step 1: Keep Fido outside

    You'll probably want to keep your dog outside while you get it together so they don't carry the smell indoors & rub it all over furniture & carpets,beds. Check their eyes; if they're irritated or red, immediately flush them with cool water.Step 2: Mix the Ingredients

    Mix together:

    • 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
    • 1/4 cup baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap

    Wearing rubber gloves, wash your dog with this solution immediately after they've been sprayed. DO NOT get the solution in their eyes. (If you don't have peroxide, baking soda, and liquid soap on hand, use vinegar diluted with water.)Caution: Do NOT store this mixture or make it ahead of time, as the mixture could explode if left in a bottle.Step 3: Clean and rinse

    Rub the mixture through their fur, but don't leave it on too long (peroxide can bleach fur). Rinse them thoroughly.Step 4: Shampoo

    Next, wash your dog with pet shampoo and rinse thoroughly. By now, they should be de-skunked and smelling sweet. Thoroughly towel-dry your dog, and be sure to place them in a warm, sunny room for the next couple of hours so that they don't get chilled. Owner cleanup

    If your dog rubbed some of the stink onto you, you can rid your clothes of the smell by using regular laundry detergent mixed with a half-cup of baking soda.

  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Feb 27, 2019

    Call a wildlife rescue group. Most of them have methods to capture the skunks without them spraying. There was an old lady here who could just call them, pick them up and put them in a cage to set free in the country. She never got sprayed! But, she passed away. :(