Start by getting rid of anything that might attract skunks (burrows, debris, piles of wood, garbage, etc.). Granular repellant can be used but often has limited effect.
Cages designed especially for capturing skunks are your best bet to get rid of them. You can rent cages at our head office store
. If you choose to go that route, we recommend using sardines as bait, in addition to an apple wedge to prevent the animal from becoming dehydrated. Following capture, the animal should be moved at least 15 to 20 km away before being released so as to avoid its return.
To get rid of the smell, you should clean rooms, furniture, and outdoor surfaces with a concentrated odor eliminator. If your pet was sprayed, special shampoos are available. If you were unfortunate enough to get some musk on you, wash your skin with a bleach or chlorine solution. The traditional tomato juice bath works as well.