Skunks and moles often dig up the ground in people’s yards looking for something to eat. Skunks can take up residence under decks and sheds and inside garages, while moles can look for shelter in wood piles and other areas.
If wild animals are creating a nuisance, you might be able to deal with them yourself. If not, you can seek help from a professional.
How to Get Rid of Skunks
Start by figuring out what drew skunks to your yard in the first place. If you feed your pet outside, the skunks might be feasting on leftovers. A simple solution is to bring in your pet’s bowl into the house right after it finishes eating.
Skunks also look for food in trash cans. Keep your trash inside your garage or shed or in another secure location until collection day. Put the cans near the curb as close as possible to pickup time so that skunks won’t have time to go through them. Make sure the lids are secured tightly.
If skunks are living under a structure on your property, you might be able to exclude them. A one-way door or a repellant can be effective.
How to Deal with Moles
Moles dig tunnels to find insects underground and leave hills at the entrances to the tunnels. They can turn your yard into an unsightly mess, as well as a tripping hazard.
One way to encourage moles to leave is to eliminate food sources. You can use commercial products to kill grubs, which are a primary food source for moles.
Another solution is to make your yard an unappealing place for moles to live. Plants with strong smells, including marigolds and daffodils, can repel moles.
Maintaining your lawn can make it a less hospitable place for moles. They feel safe when they can find shelter in tall grass and piles of wood. Mowing your lawn regularly and removing stacks of wood can eliminate hiding places and encourage moles to go elsewhere.
Get Professional Help with Your Skunk or Mole Problem
Another option is to get assistance from experts. Anderson Wildlife Control has a team of knowledgeable professionals with experience handling skunks, moles, and other animals. We use safe and humane methods to exclude nuisance wildlife from properties in Connecticut.
Skunks and moles can cause significant damage to your yard and can be a source of stress for your family, including your pets. Don’t wait to address the issue. Contact Anderson Wildlife Control today.