We are fully aware of the odor problems, the lawn damage, the fact that they are walking through your lawn. Scroll down the links below and find information on a variety of skunk problems and how to resolve them. Of course, when push comes to shove, few methods resolve problems like actual population control. If that is what you are looking for, simply click on the link for books.
For information on how to trap skunks, you can purchase our skunk trapping booklet here The booklet is also available through e-mail shipping at a reduced cost.
Well my book, The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, does tell you how to determine if they are living there. I will give you the short answer. Just fill the gap between the side of the deck and the ground. You can use dirt, newspaper, boards etc. You wont' trap the skunks in as they will just dig underneath to get out. If they do, then recover the hole with dirt. If it happens two days in a row. You know they are living there
How to meet Mr. Skunk and Still Smell Good
"Providing responsible and effective solutions to animal damage problems"7/25/04
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