Tips to Keep Skunks Away From Your Home

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One of the things that we all as people hate is to have pests around the house. There are many of those out there can make your life sort of difficult when they go on your yard of your house. For example, a raccoon can really make a mess on your garbage cans, as well as skunks can really make a stinky mess. The bad part about this is that you have to deal with it and make sure that they don’t come back again. The good thing is that there are several ways in which you can keep these pests such as skunks out of your house.

One of the best ways that you can keep these skunks out of your yard is to figure out why they are there in the first place. Most skunks look for food that’s left around your house, such as nuts, berries, and other fruits. If you have any of these laying around your house, it could be that they are going there to eat those. Removing these droppings from the ground will help in keeping away skunks. Another great way that you can keep skunks out of your house is by making sure that your garbage cans are tightly closed.

Most skunks look for that waste that it’s open and if the trash can is open they will go for it and make a mess. If you have any kind of hiding places around your house that skunks may live under, such as a porches or decks, you may want to think about closing these places. Skunks and other stray animals are known to hide under things and make it their shelter.

You can also install different things around your yard or house to keep these skunks away, such as lights around your yard. Since skunks are nocturnal tend to stay away from bright lights. Installing motion-activated sprinklers can also help keep skunks and other stray animals away.

If you are having problems with skunks, just give us a call. We will humanely remove the animal and deal with any burrow or den.