13 July 2011
I did not take this photo I found it on a free photo site, but the little critters are cute, right? That is until a family of four moves in under your garden shed. *sigh*
I have done some research on how to evict them and the one I like the best, and which I think will WORK the best, will have to wait until dry weather. You see, Colorado is right in the midst of it's yearly monsoonal flow: heavy thunderstorms and rain almost daily. The technique for encouraging those critters to move on? Well, sprinkle some flour outside the entrances to the den and then after dark check for footprints leaving the hole(s). Once the skunks have departed for the night (they are nocturnal animals) fill the holes. I want to not only fill the holes back up but then wrap the foundation and out about one foot with chicken wire.
Wish us luck!