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What can I do to keep the skunks out of my yard?

The skunk population in my town is exploding and they're constantly coming in my yard? My dog's been sprayed twice already and I almost got hit once. What can I do?

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Manage My Life
Skunks can be pesky I'm sure they just make you want to pull your hair out! I bet your dogs aren't entering the inside of your house for a while or near you. I found a link that may help you get rid of those pestering skunks out of your yard. I have provided the link below. I hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
August 19th, 2010
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Manage My Life
With one or several humane animal control techniques, you should be able to keep your yard skunk-free.

Fill all skunk holes in the yard with loose dirt. If the skunk is in the hole, it will dig out during the night. To be sure the skunk has left the den, sprinkle some powder around the opening and watch for footprints. If the skunk doesn't return after three days, close the opening with a board or screen.

Purchase motion-sensitive oscillating sprinklers. Skunks will be deterred from entering your yard after they've been startled with a sprinkler a few times.

Place shallow dishes with ammonia-soaked rags around your yard wherever you've seen skunks; the scent will deter them. However, avoid getting the ammonia on your lawn, as it will burn the grass.

Cover compost piles and clean up any debris in your yard that might provide space for a skunk to make a den. Elevate wood piles so that skunks can't burrow under them.

Bury a 12-inch extension of chicken wire under your fence. This will prevent skunks from digging under your fence.

Keep garbage cans tightly closed.
by Manage My Life
August 22nd, 2010
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