A skunk can be one of the biggest nuisances. This wild animal will spray their scent as a warning to anyone that it feels is a danger. This means you, your children, or your pets can be sprayed. The spray has a very harsh odor, especially when in direct contact, and it can be very difficult to get it off of the skin and clothing. If you have a skunk in your yard, the best thing you can do is keep away from it and call a pest control company to handle the pest for you. There are other things you can do as well. Read on for some helpful information.
Get Rid Of Their Food Source
Get rid of the skunk's food sources to help get rid of the skunks. Some of the skunk food sources, including birdseed, sunflower seeds, and grubs in your yard just to name a few, need to be removed in order to help get rid of the skunks. Remove bird feeders from your yard, then do what you can to kill the grubs in your yard as well. Skunks can do this naturally for you, and can actually help give you a nicer lawn, but this is at the risk of getting sprayed as well.
Repair Areas To Keep Them From Nesting
Make any necessary repairs around your home to prevent these pests from different parts of your property as their den. If you have an open area beneath your porch or your deck, for instance, you should make repairs to keep them out. Make any repairs needed when the skunk is away to keep it from returning. Don't attempt to do this when these pests are nearby, or you're more than likely going to get sprayed.
Spray Your Yard
Use spices mixed with water and spray the concoction around your yard where these pests regularly gather. One option is to use cayenne pepper, red pepper, Cajun seasoning, and other spicy seasonings you have in your pantry and mix them with water. Then spray your yard to help keep these pests at bay. You can also use citrus fruits to keep these unwanted guests at bay. If you choose this option, cut up oranges, lemons, and limes. Then, place the slices around your yard to help keep skunks away. It's important to note that this removal option may attract other pests.
If you have skunks in your yard, you could end up getting sprayed. To keep these pests away, the best thing to do is hire a pest control company. You can also use the information above to help you as well. To learn more, contact an animal control company.