My barn has skunks living underneath it and I want them gone. Normally I would poison or shoot them but I have cats that go out to the barn and I live within city limits where I can't discharge a firearm so unless someone has a silencer (I need to get that permit...) I can't shoot em.
Anyone know how to get rid of them?
I don't want to trap em or pay to have it done if I can avoid it. Someone suggested fox urine and spray it around the outside of the barn - anyone know if this'll work?
Do you know where thier access holes to their den is? If you do, there is some stuff you can buy to poison/smoke them out. Its like a smoke bomb, you light it and drop it in the access point.
"they" say there are repellents such as urine to keeps them away but if there is a shelter and/or food they will be there until you make it impossible for them to go back.
I had 6 skunks living under my shed in my fenced in yard with 2 dogs in the same yard. They didn't go away until i moved the shed.
I'd suggest barricading the area under the barn with lattice or something similar...
Burn down the barn, that should keep them away..
I have heard the same thing about fox/bear Urine,
skunks are insectivores
you may have grub problem etc.
try lawn bug killer for grubs they may move on to buggier partures.
Note lawn not safe until after a rain and drying
I had a similar problem one time. Someone told me that the babies don't leave for the first few months, so if you barricade it make sure they are all out. Besides cementing around the perimeter, they will dig or move anything you put up.
if there is a hole back your rig up with a flexible hose on your exhuast.....nighty night
The barn is big and there are a lot of access spots. On top of that they can get into the barn and garage and through the floor of the barn so I tend to not want to barracade the outside for fear they will come inside and that presents a whole new problem....
All you need is a couple guys... or maybe a crane?
Sorry, but someone had to do it....
paintball gun should piss em off enough to move along
Or how about a co2 powered bb gun with lead bbs
or a 22 with powder only charge (not sure if im calling it the right thing but when fired it sounds like a cap gun)
I would buy a hav-a-hart trap for them. Then take them away where you can shoot them. If a skunk can't lift it's tail it won't spray so get a trap just big enough for skunks.
Bait them out with some peanut butter, and then when they are clear of the barn, put a flame thrower to them.
change your cologne
Just get something more silent. In college we shot a skunk with an underwater harpoon gun.
Be a man and low crawl in there with Knife between your teeth...
It is how a Marine would do it.
It's what I use in the backyard and the neighbors don't hear a thing.
Go to any family owned type of greenhouse and ask em for some fox urine. It worked around my shed. Now the skunks have been replace with chipmunks. But those I can sick the dog on!!! He's already got 2 of the little fuckers.
.22 Air Rifle. I'd post a link, but I'm at work. I bought one; its got a muzzle velocity about the same as a .22 short. +/- $160 with shipping.