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Help Sunk under my deck!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bruce Specht, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has a sure fire( no guns) please, method of getting a sunk or skunks to move out from under my deck.
     
  2. 2500 HD

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    ammonia
     
  3. 3357

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    ammonia OR mothballs but NOT BOTH. Use a liberal amount of ONE of the two. mixing the two creates a very toxic gas.
     
  4. crusha

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    Hmmm...on second thought...
     
  5. Tom Ruble

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    Skunks are nocturnal. After dark, making sure the skunk is out, rig up a light under your deck and leave it on for several days. The skunk will find a place to occupy that is not lit up. Break 'em all! Tom Ruble
     
  6. gdbabin

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    Turtle Man!
     
  7. funski

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    Had skunks and raccoons at different times under my deck.
    Marine strobe light is the only way to go.
    Just make sure you fasten it with a piece of wire etc.
    !st night I found it in the middle of the yard, 2nd night a little farther out. 3rd night they were gone.
    Haven't had a problem since.
    Jim
     
  8. Setterman

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    Put a cat under the deck. Seal the openings so it can't get out. If it can't get out, a Skunk can't get in.

    Don't forget to feed the cat once in a while.
     
  9. stingray44130

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    Peanut butter on crackers 10 yds out they can not resist it 12 ga sit on deck smokeum don,t send problem to some one else
     
  10. RWT

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    I like Settermans idea, solves two problems at once.
     
  11. wolfram

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    Start setting an opened can of stinky cat food out near the edge of your lot each evening. When you think you have the skunk(s) going to the bait in a regular pattern, bring in a live trap and bait it with the stinky cat chow. Set the trap next to a full barrel of water. Now here is the tricky part, once you get a skunk in the live trap approach it facing the head of the skunk and throw the whole thing in the barrel of water and drown the skunk. Repeat as necessary.

    This is a bit of work and costs a few bucks but it is a safe alternative to shooting them (my preference)

    Getting the skunk to leave you property alive just means you will have to deal with a problem later or your neighbor will. Better to solve the problem on your terms when you have the opportunity.
     
  12. trappermike

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    Good luck. One crawled under my inaccessible deck and died. That was the first of June. I can still smell the damn thing. I can tell you, if it dies, no amount of moth balls or ammonia will get it out. The only other option is to remove the deck and I am not doing that.
    Mike
     
  13. KS-OKIE

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    In a pie pan you will no longer use, 1 laundry soap scoop of Golden Malrin and 1/2 can of coke.Dead Skunk...KS-OKIE
     
  14. CharlieAMA

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    Mothballs work great.
     
  15. jwells

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    I used the marlin with good success on coons. does it work on skunks also?
     
  16. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the ideas, as the deck has a full skirt I need to work with the ammonia as a 1st step
     
  17. Catpower

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    We had a terrible problem with the two winters ago, it was almost like somebody imported them, but I found out at least the ones here moth balls won't even slow them down, they crawled right over them

    What worked best was using a have a heart trap and put it right at the hole where they are getting under there, I have a sheet metal shop so it was easy for me to brake a little tunnel to put over about 2/3 of the trap so they don't see it going into it over the course of the winter I caught 12 skunks that way

    They were all under our guest house that seldom gets used
     
  18. SirMissalott

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    You don't happen to live in the attic at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave do you do you...........I'm just saying?
     
  19. zimmie

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    live trap baited with bread and honey they cant resist it. Zimmie
     
  20. quartering

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    how did you sink under your deck? that must suck. good luck