How to get rid of a skunk?

The best way to get rid of a skunk is to make its habitat inhospitable. You will need to be patient to dislodge this mammal from your home. This method requires at least 3 days and 3 nights to be effective. Here's how to harass the animal and encourage it to leave your property in the most humane way possible. You need to address three main environmental factors: light, sound and smell of the shelter.

Above all, keep in mind that there are many humane ways to get an animal to leave your home. So do not set traps or unidirectional doors, as the mother would not be able to return to her babies who would die because of lack of care.


Skunks hate bright light

Start by positioning a bright light at the entrance to the den, making sure to minimize the risk of fire. Skunks are nocturnal animals, so light is a threat to them.

The human voice is threatening to the skunk

Now, place a radio and play a station where people can be heard talking. Skunks are indifferent to music, but human voices are perceived as a threat. You can also use an ultrasonic repellent, but this system should be avoided if you have pets.

Some odours keep skunks away

Finally, for the smell, use apple cider vinegar, ammonia, mothballs or human hair near the skunk shelter. These smells are very unpleasant to skunks and will make their shelter inhospitable, which will encourage them to leave.

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