How to Get Rid of Skunks from Your Garden

Often portrayed in cartoons and popular media as smelly, unsavory critters, skunks carry a negative stigma because of their ability to emit a very foul-smelling spray when threatened that can linger for days. While skunks can be cute and otherwise harmless creatures, their pungent liquid can cause serious damage to your Boston home, yard, and garden if they manage to make their way onto your property.

To prevent an accidental skunk spray incident near your home, here are some ways to get rid of skunks from your garden.

3 Tips to Keep Skunks Away

Generally very shy and timid, skunks are nocturnal creatures, so they like to strike gardens under the cover of night. The following tips help to prevent skunks from accessing your garden and home:

  1. Gate off your garden.

    Skunks, like most critters, are food-driven. Construct a fence around your garden and bury it deep to keep skunks from digging underneath it. You can also spread hot spices like chili powder around the perimeter for added protection.

  2. Light things up.

    Because skunks are nocturnal, a bright motion-sensing light in your garden area can send them scurrying.

  3. Fight smells with smells.

    Ironically, skunks are put off by certain scents and odors. In particular, they can’t stand citrus and ammonia. You can also check your local hardware store for predator urine products to really keep skunks at bay.

The Most Effective Way to Get Rid of Skunks

While the above tips can help prevent skunk activity, once they are on your property or in your garden the best way to get rid of them is to call the professionals at Critter Control® of Boston.

Our experienced team of experts will inspect your property to isolate the nuisance critter. We then use only the safest and humane methods of wildlife control to ensure effective, clean, and safe skunk removal and exclusion. Furthermore, we will repair and restore any damage caused by the invasive pest.

Expert Greater Boston Area Skunk Removal

If your property in the Greater Boston area has been contaminated by an unwelcome skunk, then rely on the professional animal removal experts at Critter Control® of Boston. Whether you have an existing pest problem or want to prevent one from ever starting, you can count on us for safe and effective services.

To schedule an inspection for your Greater Boston area home or business, call us today at 617-975-0440.


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