Skunk are omnivorous animals, that comes in search of food to yard. They may invade in our home and create foul odour. This animal can cause diseases like rabies, so we have to get rid of them. There are many effective skunk repellents available in market. We can use efficient methods to repel this animal with its smelling sense, without killing them. There are many methods available to create a repellent by ourselves.
Homemade Skunk repellents
If we find skunk den, we can place a mothball inside a glass jar with a hole in its lid and we can place that in its den. Smelling the mothball, skunk leave the den.
When ammonia is soaked in rags/cotton balls placed in skunk den, they feel the ammonia smell comes from the other animals urination and some animal have occupied the den.
Homemade spray repellent
Note : Repeat the sprays after rain or every four – five days once
Recipe 1: Natural skunk repellent based on Cayenne pepper & onion
We need some of the below mentioned items from our kitchen,
- 1-tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 Yellow onion, chopped
- 1 Jalapeño pepper, chopped
Boil water with cayenne pepper, yellow onion and jalapeño pepper for about 20 minutes and remove it from heat. Then allow the pot to cool.
Fill the strained mixture in a sprayer and spray it around the house frequently.
Recipe 2: Jalapeno pepper & Onion based
- 1 yellow onion
- 4 or 5 jalapeno pepper
- Water – 1 gallon
Cut the onion into half and peppers into small pieces. Make the pieces boil in water for 20 minutes. Remove the mixture from heat and make it cool for few minutes. Strain the mixture, fill the solution in a sprayer and spray it in places where we have to protect from skunk. We can repeat the spray every week until we feel we have skunk free zone.
Recipe 3: Castor oil Spray
- 1 tbsp castor oil
- 1 tbsp dish washing detergent
- 16 tbsp of water
Mix the castor oil, dish washing detergent and water in 1:1:16 ratio and use it in a sprayer to spray it near the skunk den and place where they invade.
Recipe 4: Pungent capsaicin spray
- Jalapeno pepper
- Cayenne pepper
Pungent capsaicin spray can be made by boiling onion, jalapeno pepper approximately 1 tbsp, cayenne pepper in 2 quarts of water, it is then cooled, strained and used in sprayer to spray as skunk repellent.
- Hot sauce
- Black pepper
- Pepper flakes
Mix hot sauce, black pepper and pepper flakes together and use it places where skunks frequent.
Electronic skunk repellents
Havahart spray away elite II ($179.99)
Portable electronic repellent which burst water with noise and motion when it detects skunk.
Havahart spray away 2.0 ($62.99)
By infrared rays the machine detects the skunk when it is 35 feet away from it and bursts water. The infrared can be adjusted to variations in the landscape.
Critter Ridder animal repellent ($25.99)
Critter rider that contains natural ingredients (not harmful to human) that repel skunks. We can sprinkle it both indoor and outdoor areas.
This product has ingredients that irritates skunk nasal passage.
Shake Away ($26.72)
This product has natural repellents for skunks. It is safe for children and pets and does not runaway from rain.
Critter ridder spray ($13)
This spray has 3 different pepper extracts which irritates skunk nose. This repels skunk to invade our area.
Predator guard ($22.99)
Skunk control deterrent, it introduces a pair of flashing lights to disrupt animal’s sense of safety.
There is a reflective icon and flashing red light which confuses skunk to an eye that watches and repel skunk from that area.