How to Prevent Skunks from Digging Under Your Shed

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Skunks can be a huge pain to try and get rid of in your yard. They can smell awful and if you are not careful, they can cause problems for you and your family. Their spray is a huge problem and it is extremely difficult to get the smell of the spray out, so you will want to take as many precautions as possible to avoid getting yourself into this situation. Let’s take a look at some of the items you can do in order to avoid getting sprayed alongside having your grass be ruined by this kind of animal.

Add Light

Skunks hate light, so by adding a bit of lighting to your walkway, or around your home, it makes skunks run away quite quickly. A motion sensor flood light is also a great way to really throw skunks off. This, as well as the other things on this list, will in no way harm the animal but instead make them stay away.

Seal All Holes

Sealing the holes under your home is a surefire way to keep skunks out of your home. While this won’t help with the yard, it ensures that you will not have to deal with the removal of the animal from your home.


Motion censored sprinklers can be beneficial, but are typically used as a last resort, as they can spray you as well. Skunks hate water, so this is a great way to steer them in a different direction while avoiding any harm.

Contact Bay State Wildlife For Additional Help

Bay State Wildlife has years of experience in removing skunks from homes in Massachusetts. If you see a baby skunk that might have been abandoned, give us a call to learn about the steps to take in dealing with these animals and how we can remove skunks both safely and humanely. We are proud to serve Westwood, Lexington, Newton, and other areas in Greater Boston.

Contact us today by filling out our contact form, or by giving us a call today at 781.830.6080.

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