Bird-X utilizes humane methods to get rid of skunks, and offers multiple products to keep your property clean, safe, and spray-free. We recommend using the Yard Gard, Solar Yard Gard Nature’s Defense, and/or the Critter Blaster PRO for larger areas.
How to Get Rid of Skunks:
For backyards, porches, and areas 3,000-4,000 sq. ft: The Yard Gard and Solar Yard Gard are electronic ultrasonic repellents that use sounds out of the range of human hearing to irritate pest animals, so they are perfect devices for getting rid of troublesome skunks in residential areas. In fact, the units come settings specifically for skunks, and also works to deter their food sources, such as rats and mice! These units are perfect for lawns, gardens, porches, and areas under the house where skunks commonly hide and nest.
To protect skunk-established, enclosed areas and gardens, Exclusion Netting (or “Bird Netting”) may be used since it places a physical barrier between the skunk and its territory. Ensure there are no baby skunks under the porch before installing the net (if there are, usually during spring months, the Yard Gard may be a better choice as the mother will move her babies out of the area; a tenacious mother will try harder if there are babies, such as digging under or through netting). Netting will also protect spaces from other pests such as rats, opossums, squirrels, and more.
Another good solution for residential areas is Nature’s Defense: All Purpose Animal Repellent, an organic scent and taste deterrent that can be sprinkled in areas where you want to keep skunks away. Unlike other similar products, these all-natural, organic granules do not contain any blood, urine, or rotten egg, instead using garlic, rosemary, and cloves to create a scent barrier to repel pest animals. This product is incredibly effective on its own, but can also be used along with the Yard Gard for maximum results.
Before installing our products, please clean any infested areas thoroughly and safely to get rid of skunk droppings and evidence of nesting, such as holes in the lawn or dirt and areas under homes. Once skunks establish a home, it can be very difficult to get rid of them without taking the necessary steps to make your property as uninviting to them as possible. Removing food sources may also help to speed up the process – because skunks feed on rats, mice, and other animals, ridding property of these species is very important.