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How to prevent skunks from coming around

What attracts skunks?

Remove insects, rodents and garbage from places skunks can access this. When you do this, you will essentially make it difficult for the skunk to find food and they will eventually move out. This is probably one of the easiest and most effective long term solutions.

Insects

So you’re probably wondering how to kill all the insects? It’s actually quite simple, just spread around some diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous Earth is a non-toxic, safe substance made up from crushed fossils of freshwater organisms and marine life.

Sprinkling this throughout your yard works as an excellent pesticide (for many types of bugs). Observed through a microscope, the particles of diatomaceous earth resemble bits of broken glass. Diatomaceous earth work brilliant on insects, and is completely harmless to animals, fish, fowl or food.

The reason it works so well is that most insects (like fleas) have a waxy outer shell covering their bodies. Diatomaceous earth scratches through this shell causing the insect to dehydrate leading to eventual death, and a pest free yard!

You can purchase diatomaceous earth from just about any home and garden store (like home depot).

As you remove the insects, you should also notice that rodents will slowly disappear too.

Also, be sure to rake up leaves and fallen fruit from fruit trees, as skunks like to feed on the fruit and bugs found in leaves.

Food and garbage

This is simple: Put your garbage in airtight, lock top garbage cans, and don’t leave any food sitting around. If you can handle this you’ve already prevented further problems.