How to Get Rid of Skunks Living Under Deck

How to Get Rid of Skunks Living Under Deck

 Unknown to many people, skunk dig burrows under the foundations of man-made structures. These can include the house itself, a shed, and in most circumstances the deck. The way that the skunk does is that it digs a tunnel-like structure right at the perimeter of the deck where the skunk then lives under. When the skunk needs food, it crawls right out and eats from the vegetation or digs holes in the plot of land in the search for grubs. Now how do we get a skunk out?

If you have skunks and want to get them out, hire Skunk Control immediately for fast and reliable service!

Skunk repellants to stop skunks

Skunk repellants are another great way to stop skunks from digging under your deck. There are tons of skunk repellants on the market ranging from natural to chemical products. One should approach with caution. Repellants might not do as good of a job as the product makes it out to be. There are a lot of websites on the internet that offer home remedies. The problem with home remedies is that they will work under very limited circumstances and results may vary greatly depending on how and where you apply them. 

 Barricade your lawn

Installing fencing around your lawn may help in stopping skunks from digging under your deck by physically blocking access to it. Deer fences are light, yet effective alternatives and do not take much time to install. Solid fences make out of wood are another great alternative to stopping skunks from digging under your deck. They might even enhance the aesthetics of your lawn as well. Electric fences are expensive but expensive to install and require a level of maintenance. But they do the job of stopping skunks from digging under your deck

 Reduce the number of grubs

Reducing the number of grubs will reduce the number of skunks frequenting your lawn for grubs. To make sure that they do not have access to grubs, look into applying beneficial “Nematodes” to the soil. Nematodes are small plant-parasitic insects that kill small bugs in soil. Since grubs are what they are after, beneficial nematodes will decrease the population living in your lawn’s soil. 

 Shine a bright light 

Skunks do not appreciate the light and will therefore run away. Their burrows are usually an escape from all the lights as they prefer darkness and solitude.

 Professional wildlife technicians are specialized in the removal of all skunks from your property. Our technicians are highly skilled individuals that have been in the wildlife control industry for more than a decade. They are licensed insured professionals that have had their fair share of difficult cases. To receive a free consultation, call the professionals at Skunk Control and book an appointment.