This Is How I Get Rid of Skunks Under My Deck

Got Skunks?

Skunks might look harmless, but they let off an awful stench if you get too close. If they find their way under your deck, you need to take action.

Fortunately, there are several simple methods for preventing skunks from getting under your deck or getting rid of them if they're already there.

Method #1

Remove Food Sources

Just like us, skunks need to eat. Removing natural food sources, such as fallen nuts and berries, is a great first step to get rid of skunks.

Method #2

Cover Your Waste

Natural food sources aren't the only ones you have to worry about. You also want to make sure to cover your garbage bin so skunks don't have easy access to the contents.

Method #3

Seal Openings

If you don't want animals under your deck, the best thing to do is to seal off any openings. Installing lattice around the base of your deck can help to keep skunks out.

Method #4

Add Lighting

Skunks generally stay away from well-lit areas, so another great option for deterring them is to add some lighting on and around your deck.