Skunks are most active during the fall season. They are not good climbers, so they tend to keep their noses close to the ground. Their diet is quite diverse and similar to that of raccoons, another common urban pest. Skunks mainly feed on ground insects like grubs and worms, but they won’t hesitate to eat crawfish, small birds, eggs, or even frogs. They also have a fondness for fruits such as grapes, cherries, and strawberries.
To get rid of these skunks, you can try to do the following to get rid of these skunks
- Animal repellants: Using animal repellants can help deter skunks and other animals from digging up your lawn. There are various repellants available on the market, ranging from natural to chemical products. However, it’s important to approach them with caution, as their effectiveness may not always live up to the claims. Many websites offer home remedies, but these may only work in specific circumstances and their results can vary based on how and where you apply them.
- Barricade your lawn: Installing fences around your lawn can physically block access for animals and prevent them from digging it up. Deer fences are a lightweight yet effective option that can be easily installed. Solid wooden fences are another good alternative for stopping animals from accessing your lawn. In addition to providing protection, they can also enhance the aesthetics of your property. Electric fences are more expensive to install and require maintenance, but they are effective at keeping animals away from your lawn.
- Reduce the number of grubs: By reducing the population of grubs in your lawn, you can discourage animals from frequenting it. One method is to introduce beneficial insects called “Nematodes” to the soil. These tiny insects are parasitic to plant pests and can help control the grub population. By targeting the grubs that skunks are after, beneficial nematodes can decrease their numbers in your lawn’s soil.