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Anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of skunks for good without having to shoot them. I was told to use rat poison in an egg about 3 inches under the dirt but I have a dog and cats and do not want them to get into it. Any Ideas??

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Live trap a pulley and water????? Sounds horrible but the skunks I have encountered on my property have all been doing damage and all have had a poor experience with lead. The damage I speak of is duck and pheasant nest destruction. From what I have experienced you get rid of one if the food is there the next one is coming.

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My co-worker live traps them using canned cat food and then he pulls a tarp over the cage and puts a metal dryer tube under the tarp and connects it to the exhaust of his truck. It will put them to sleep without them spraying. It has worked for him 5 times now and he is hoping that he has no more running around his house.

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I had skunks under my deck last year. My deck is only about 2 feet off the ground. I put moth balls under it and never saw them again. it did smell a bit for a week or two but they left and never came back!!

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My co-worker swears by trapping them, and then dispatching them with a shot through the lungs. The rational is that this does not allow them to take the breath needed to expel their spray.

He swears by it.

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I'll have to try the lung deal. I've had good luck with a precise shot in the head but I'm usually only 50% with that due to keeping my distance from the trap.

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