WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Signs of digging and burrowing are the most common way to locate a skunk den. Damage to lawns and gardens may also be evident. Follow your nose, as a skunk’s odor is unmistakable.
Be careful of approaching skunks. It is estimated that over sixty percent of skunk populations carry rabies.
Simply patching the entry hole doesn’t work. They will dig a new opening to regain entry or find their young.
The most effective method in getting rid of skunks is to remove all the skunks by live trapping and completely seal the entire porch, shed, or foundation from further entry by installing a barrier that is a minimum of six inches below ground level.
Killing or capturing the adult before weaning of young occurs won’t solve the problem, since the babies may still be hiding in an inaccessible area under the building.
Skunk dens are often hard to access and a number of extraction techniques may be required.