Very few of you might be aware of the fact that skunks are beneficial for our gardens or yards because they kill all harmful pests. Still, most homeowners want to get rid of them just because of their bad smell and ability to dig deep beneath the foundations. This activity makes them a terrible creature for our property thus it is important to use some effective control plan to get rid of them.
Follow these simple tips to get rid of Texas skunks from your yard:
Tip 1: First of all, you have to get rid of all those elements that keep on attracting skunks to your area. Note that skunks keep on wandering in the yard just to get some food and a cozy shelter so if you somehow remove these elements, skunks won't find a reason to visit your field. To do this, simply clean up all the fallen seeds, fruits, and barriers. Remove the garbage and install some tight fitting cans to place your trash. Also, block the access to poultry houses, barns, and sheds.
Tip 2: Using a live skunk trap is one of the most effective ways to get rid of Denton County skunk from your yard. Many homeowners hesitate to use this method but studies reveal that it is one of the most effective ways to get rid of them. All that you need to do is get a large sheet or towel and hold it in front of you while moving towards the trap. Now approach the trapped skunk gently to avoid the spray. Now drop the sheet or towel on the cage when you are standing near it. Note that skunks do not spray when they are not able to see their target. So you will be able to trap them successfully.
Tip 3: You can also use some home based remedies to get rid of Texas skunks from your property. The bleach soaked rags, ammonia-soaked rags or mothballs are effective choices to force them run away. You can prefer to sprinkle any powerful granular repellent around your yard to keep skunks out of this area. It is also possible to protect your garden with liquid repellents that can be sprayed on surfaces like grass, mulch, trash or on cornstalks.
Tip 4: Using fencing in the yard or garden area is also an effective choice to keep Denton County skunks out of your property because they are not good climbers. However, you need to remember that skunks are good in digging the ground so it is important to use a fencing system that extends to a larger area below ground. Experts suggest using around 3 to 4 feet height of fencing above ground level and bury it up to 2 feet below the ground surface.
Tip 5: Skunks are also too sensitive to noise and light so if your neighbors are ready to cooperate, you can use loud music and active lighting system in your yard during night hours. However, it is a temporary control option.
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