How to Keep Skunks Away From Your Yard

Secure Garbage: Ensure that garbage cans are tightly sealed to prevent skunks from being attracted to food scraps.

Remove Food Sources: Avoid leaving pet food outside overnight and clean up fallen fruits or vegetables from your garden.

Seal Access Points: Close off any openings under decks, porches, or sheds where skunks might seek shelter.

Install Motion-Activated Lights: Skunks are nocturnal animals, so installing motion-activated lights can deter them from entering your yard.

Use Skunk Repellents: Consider using natural skunk repellents such as citrus peels, ammonia-soaked rags, or commercial repellents to discourage skunks from coming near your property.

Trim Vegetation: Keep grass and bushes trimmed to reduce hiding spots for skunks and make your yard less appealing to them.

Install Fencing: Erecting a fence around your yard can help keep skunks out, especially if it extends underground to prevent them from burrowing underneath.