This is NO Pepe LePew.. It's Stink McStink... YUK... How...

@nanciem (1106)
United States
August 6, 2008 8:10pm CST
can I keep skunks off my property, anyone have a sure-fire way to do this? This is the second time this week I find myself "gagging" at the skunk odor coming into my windows..EVEN when closed. Anyone have any ideas?
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@irishidid (8115)
• United States
7 Aug 08
It could be a muskrat. They can be pretty stinky too. Have no idea how to keep skunks away.
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Oh YUK! Never smelled a muskrat before. But this smell is literally burning my eyes!
@irishidid (8115)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I found this: http://www.critter-repellent.com/skunk/how-to-get-rid-of-skunks1.php?source=Overture
@rae777 (110)
7 Aug 08
Oh if its a skunk you know it the minute you smell it lol. You know I don't know if anything can be done because as I understand they could be in a nearby yard and you would still smell it. Went down a road twice today and I guess one had been hit by a car. Stinky!
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Oh gross, sorry! LOL, I cannot stomache the odor!
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Keep skunks from denning under buildings by sealing off all foundation openings with wire mesh. Bury fencing one-and-a-half to two feet deep if they are getting in by digging. Use tight fitting garbage can lids to keep them out of trash. Keep rodents controlled, as skunks are attracted by rodents. Eliminate piles of lumber, fence posts and junk cars, as skunks like to take shelter in these. There are no registered repellents or toxicants for skunks. But most mammals can be repelled from closed areas with strong odors such as mothballs or flakes or ammonia-soaked rags. If you find a skunk in your garage, cellar or house, open the doors and allow them to exit. Do not prod or disturb the skunk. Avoid making loud noises or quick aggressive actions. extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=14... - 12k I hope some of these ideas help. They sounded good. I dont know if you have tried any of these yet?
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I haven't trid anything, I am wondering about mothballs. I wish I read your post a few minutes earlier... I forgot the diaper bag in my car, knew the skunk had to be around, so I was stomping really hard, shaking my car keys in the event it was still around, it's very dark here.... Brilliant idea I had... LOL, now I see that it was not so brilliant! Thanks for all the info! Especially making loud noise... I am such a dork! LOL