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skunk living under my shed

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Freeheat, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    OK so I have a skunk living under my shed. I have tried moth balls, that usally works but this guy is pretty tough and thats not working, anyone with advise or tips I'm all ears. BTW I called a trapper and they want 190.00 to trap it out I was trying not to spend that much but I will if I have to. Now that its getting cooler Its great to sleep with the windows open EXCEPT for this little " stinker"

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  2. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    if you're willing to part with the shed in say an "accidental fire" or "unexplained explosion"...I have a few different idears....otherwise I have nothing useful.
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  3. Joful

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    Isn't that more like removing the wall from the stain, instead of the stain from the wall?

    It would be nice if you could displace him without killing him, but unfortunately, our local laws prevent the movement of such animals. So, my only (legal) solution is a "Have-a-heart" trap. Set in a place where you can get a clear shot of him from a "safe" distance. Trap, then shoot. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. I don't like this, but since I don't feel like getting arrested for moving a groundhog or skunk from my house to a local park, it's our only option.
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  5. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    I live in the city so I can't dicharge a firearm:mad::mad:
  6. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    mmmm....possibly ==c
  7. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Its only illegal if you get caught;)
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  8. WellSeasoned

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    A pack of blackcats every hour until the problem is gone.
  9. begreen

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    Air rifle?
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  10. MasterMech

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    The problem with skunks is that even a GOOD shot can result in the skunk spraying in his final moments. I've had one skunk pollute an entire golf course after taking a .22 to the head. Hmm, getting to be that time of year where they start ripping up the grass looking for grubs.... Big feeding push before winter?
  11. bmblank

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    Don't piss it off, that'll only make it spray. Best bet is a skunk trap. They're designed to keep the tail from raising when it's trapped.
    Skunks kinda smell bad when they hang around. When they spray (even if they only spray in your vicinity), at work, shopping, wherever you go people will not hang around you because they'll smell it on you.
    Again, best bet is to GENTLY get it to leave. Not scare the chit out of it (damn near literally).
  12. JustWood

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    1/2 glazed doughnut
    1/2 can Dr. PEPPER
    eat and drink other halves
    3 or 4 tablespoons fly bait
    mix up in mayo jar
    set upright under shed
    wait and pray it don't die under shed
    too sweet for dogs and cats
  13. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    As its now 330 am and the little s**t has woke me up again I was thinking antifreeze and tuna fish
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  14. Freeheat

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    I'm going to gander mountain to look at them
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    As stated by someone else its highly recommended not to shoot them every one that i have shot or seen shot has released its spray upon impact of bullet and head.
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    mix 5 part water and 15 parts ammiona and dump under or use a sprayer..
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    I am wondering if you bought a recording of some predatory animal noises and leave the recording playing (contious) in your outbuilding that might frighten or agitate the skunk to abandon that place.
  18. Freeheat

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    Now that i'm awake and talking to the wife she will not let me bait it with loaded tuna fish or anything else, I think i'm going to try the ammonia method.......... stay tuned and I will keep all updated

    JIM
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    Ammonia or some strong pine scented pine-sol or something i have heard will work.
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    Every unwanted animal that has taken up residence in my sheds or breezeway has left after I sprayed linen scented bathroom air freshener into their abode. That highly developed sense of smell doesn't seem to care for the stuff.
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    Find where said animal is entering. Plug entryway.
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    plugging the entry might work if the skunk is doing what it think he is doing. that is he is entering a ground hog hole. reading up on ground hogs i came across that little nugget of info and i seen it happen here twice. take a look in the day time under your shed it should be sleeping. see if it is just under the shed or in a hole. if in a hole put a piece of plywood down and then a few cement blocks. or what i'm told to do with squirrels around here is trap them then submerge the trap with him in it. i'm told that is the only legal way to get rid of rocket j squirrel. so check with your town or city hall about that. my friend has got rid of 4 ground hogs and 2 skunks that way.
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    Why the hell would you want to kill a squirrel? Ground hogs can (and usually will) destroy property. No one wants a skunk living outside their window. But... a squirrel? All they do is look cute and frustrate the dog.
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    And chew up everything in sight. Bushy tailed rats.

    But then, I don't have a dog.
  25. Joful

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    Neither do I. I have these two idiots:

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    (she got her head stuck in there on her own)

    My squirrels don't seem to chew on anything but acorns and walnuts.
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