Springtime Damage To Lawns By SkunksMany homeowners painstakingly perfect their green lawn and landscaping, all to enjoy the beauty of springtime growth. How maddening it must be to look out one morning and see holes that have been dug overnight all over the yard! The culprit may be skunks.

Skunks are relentlessly searching for food and shelter. Where large clumps of grass seem to be pulled right out of the earth, the skunks have likely been harvesting grubs that lie beneath the surface. They pull the grass to get to grubs found just below the first layer of soil. A single skunk can cause significant property damage, but an entire family of skunks can rack up quite the landscaping bill.

Skunks Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Skunks damage lawns and damage the home, trying to find a place to burrow. Obviously, they are most notorious for spraying household pets, but skunks can also carry diseases and bite if trapped. This is especially true if their first defense mechanism, spraying, doesn’t allow them to escape. Bites and droppings in the yard can cause diseases, which can then spread to your family.

Removing Skunks From The Yard

Those who have had their property damaged by skunks will likely want to know how to prevent it from happening again. One of the most sure-fire ways to deter skunks is by using light. Skunks are nocturnal, so a motion-activated floodlight may work to scare them away. Spraying predator urine around the property is also said to discourage skunks from the area. However, even the most valiant of DIY eradication efforts often come up short handed. Calling a professional is most often the last resort when it really should be first. Trapping or coming into physical contact with the skunk must be done by a professional. This ensures they are properly taken care of. In terms of relocation, it must be done by a professional as well. In some states, it is illegal for a homeowner to trap and release wildlife on their own.

Keeping Skunks Out Of The Yard

Once the skunks have been eradicated, the homeowner may want to take preventative measures to ensure the skunks will not return and further damage their property. The most effective way to do this is by making sure the yard is correctly cared for, so you won’t find any grubs under the grass. Another way is to consider fencing off parts or all of the yard. This has the benefit of keeping all sorts of other animals off the property as well.

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