Do you notice a foul smell emitting from the garden?
Are you confused about what the cause maybe?
Well, one of the possible reasons could be a skunk, and if yes, you should act fast to remove it. You don’t want them digging up and causing havoc in your garden! Here’s how you can identify and even prevent skunks from entering your yard and garden.
Skunks are naturally mild-mannered nocturnal animals that prefer insects for food than your garden. The only reason they may enter your garden is for corn or any other plant that they can easily access from the ground.
Skunks are generally nice to have around your garden as they dig up and feed on the larvae of most crop-destroying insects. The problem, however, is that skunks do not just eat insects.
They also devour on leaves, garbage, grains, grasses, and any fruits or berries in their reach. Besides, there’s always the risk of skunks disturbing your plants while digging for insects.
The one thing that skunks are famous for is their spray. The smell is so strong that you can smell it more than a mile away. Besides, their spray spreads across 10 to 12 feet sideways, up or down.
That’s why most homeowners and gardeners are more worried about a skunk’s spray than its chewing of vegetables.
Skunks don’t spray without any reason.
It’s a purely defensive action, where they spray when hungry or if they feel they are in danger. And they tend to offer two warning signs before spraying.
They either stamp their forefeet or hoist all but the tips of their tails. And if you see a skunk doing this, it means it’s time to run away!
You don’t want to be sprayed while walking through your yard at night if you accidentally step on it. That’s why it’s better to get rid of skunks in the first place. Here are seven tips that can help you out:
You shouldn’t attempt doing this yourself.
It’s not easy trapping skunks.
Besides, they may not survive in new territories. And it may not even be legal for you to trap and relocate wild animals in your area. Your pest control experts know all this and will be able to get rid of skunks safely.
Skunk removal isn’t a permanent solution. You never know when they may return to infest your garden. That’s why your pest control experts will suggest adopting some preventive measures to keep them away.
Just make sure to leave a foot of additional wire extending from the structure on the ground. It prevents skunks from digging under and entering the structure.
In short, it’s always better to call experts for skunk removal. They know how to get rid of, and keep skunks away.