There are two skunks living under the deck in my backyard and I need for someone to get rid of them. They’ve burrowed a hole down underneath the deck and you can hear them down there right around dusk scuffling around. There haven’t been any instances where they’ve sprayed and caused a problem with smell – although there is definitely a skunky tang to the air around the deck especially early in the morning. I realize that you probably think if they’re not spraying and causing any harm why can’t I just leave them there, but I hope any rational person would understand my dilemma of needing them gone without any further explanation.
The real problem is my granddaughter. My daughter leave little Alyssa with me when she goes to work in the morning and we spend the day together. She loves to be outside and will play through all hours of the night if I let her, and I used to entertain her energy and enthusiasm but now I’m too worried about the skunks under the deck to let her play outside without careful supervision. I don’t want them to crawl out from under the deck and spray or attack my sweet girl. She’s so innocent and sweet she still tries to pet every animal she sees so that’s a very real concern for me. I just want to protect her.
I’m in a pretty residential area or I would have my husband take care of this problem himself. I assume trapping them will be fairly easy; they walk the same small path every night when they leave and the only way they can access the deck is through one small hole. But, if I trapped them myself I’d have no clue what to do with them. I need help. Help protecting my home and my grandbaby!
There is a skunk in my yard and he is at war with my dogs. It started about two weeks ago after we had about 3 days of hard rain. The skunk was denning underneath our shed out back, and I think that the rain may have flooded it out which is why we’re just now seeing activity from it. The problem is that now that it’s out it is wandering around our property and we have two small dogs. Needless to say the two types of animals do NOT get along.
Even though I know the skunk is out and about, the sightings are scattered. We will smell him long before we see him, especially with the dogs. It has been a nightmare dealing with it, if we let them out and forget to watch them they’ll be long gone, chasing after the skunk before we realize it and can stop them. In two weeks, they have each been sprayed twice; the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are practically all gone from using them so much and I can still smell the skunk lingering in their fur. I’m not even sure if the skunk is in the yard or if it’s hiding out under the shed still. I know that when I let the dogs out the immediately head for the foundation of the shed, but they just sniff and don’t usually bark or scratch. When they see the skunk, though, they go absolutely bananas!
We need help getting rid of this thing. The skunk is turning our backyard into a war zone, world war three is happening: dogs vs. skunk! I’ve looked up skunk traps and skunk repellents, but it seems unlikely to me that they would help get the skunk out of my yard for good. I’d rather have him trapped and relocated so that I know he’s gone. I need a professional skunk trapper and I don’t even know if that’s a real job!