Order the Nite Guard Solar light to rid your yard of wildlife/skunks. This is a no-kill method and will save money by not calling Animal Control to come out, they charge $50.00-100.00 per animal, the Nite Guard Solar costs only $29.95 plus shipping. Phone 1-800-328-6647, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit Nite Guard, tell them SKUNKHAVEN send you.
A deodorant shampoo may be made with the following:
Remove the animal's collar (if necessary) and all jewelry (and/or wear gloves); skin can be irritated by the chemical reaction with metal. Some sensitive skin may also be affected. This mixture may also cause spotting or discoloration of some fabrics. The listed ingredients should be enough to treat an animal sprayed once or twice, large dogs, long haired animals, and/or multiple 'sprays' may require two treatments and/or larger batches. The mixture may be also used on porous materials (wood, cardboard, etc), some discoloration may occur. Do not use on metal, test on painted surfaces before use. This mixture may be used externally on humans.
Mix all ingredients and apply immediately while still foaming, careful not to get into the eyes and nose. Let soak, lightly scrub the treated area occasionally to help the chemical reaction. When all foaming stops completely, rinse clear with water. Re-treat if necessary and rinse. You may use a second (third) wash of normal scented or unscented soap/shampoo if desired. Dry naturally or with towel/s, towel drying may help remove the remaining oils which hold the odor (heat from a blow drier may cause the oils to bond to hair/fur/skin and bring the remaining odor out, do not use heat). Watch for any signs of skin irritation over the next several hours, signs of excessive redness or scratching require an additional rinse - if severe, seek medical attention. Any remaining odor should completely dissipate within a few days, if necessary another treatment may be done, but wait for a day or two to allow the skin to recover from the initial treatment.
An alternate method is to wet the affected area, apply baking soda and rub in, pour on vinegar, wait until it stops foaming, rinse and repeat.
You can buy Skunk-Off at pet stores and vet offices.
Massengill douche will work well
Close all windows and doors, turn off ventilation. Pour vinegar into a saucepan, bring to a light boil on the stove, turn down heat and let simmer for 2 hours or until reduced by 3/4. Open windows and/or turn on ventilation. When the vinegar smell dissipates, after 2 to 3 hours, the skunk smell should be gone. A faint vinegar smell may remain for several days.
Another method is to bake a common clay brick at 400° F for 30 to 40 minutes, put it in a coffee can or loosly wrap it in aluminum foil, then cover with (used) coffee grounds and place in the affected area and allow to absorb the odors. Baking and replacing the coffee grounds can be done repeatedly.
A mixture of 1 vinegar to 4 water may be used on most surfaces.
Spray area; use an old towel or rag to scrub the area, let dry; repeat if necessary. Use 1/2 qt. of vinegar in a pre-wash load in cold water for clothing, etc. This mixture may also be used on humans and animals with sensitive skin.
If necessary wash wood or other porous materials with the baking soda, detergent, and peroxide mixture above (metals and some painted surfaces should not be washed with this mixture, test a small painted area first).
Mix all ingredients; pour into household spray bottle or clean garden sprayer. Spray on any vegetation, and on siding, decks, foundation, walls, doors, garbage cans, etc.
This spray will deter most wild animals, and dogs and cats in most cases, from any areas where used. Plants will not be harmed, animals that do ingest the mixture may experience some digestive discomfort or diarrhea - this is typically not life threatening. Food plants and/or fruits should be washed thoroughly if spray has been used within the previous week. Some discoloration of painted surfaces may occur (test first). This spray may also be used where animals are found to be nesting/denning in and around buildings, on undesired trails to/from water or other sources of food, or on known 'scent spots' to deter the animals.
Commercial products are available to deter wildlife, most are effective. Find more information at http://www.critter-repellent.com/skunk/skunk-repellant.php on skunk repellant.
Human hair (from barber or beauty parlor) spread around the garden and outside the home can also keep wildlife away.
If a skunk is living under the porch or in a garage you can turn on a radio, face it down and play bass music. Many skunks do not like the loud music. Do this at dusk.
Compiled By Kevin Wilson
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Revised 03/08/11 (rp)
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