There are certain methods devised by the experts and wildlife professionals which can be employed in essentially the same way as prescribed and then one can succeed in getting the skunks out of the shed or porch of the house. Actually the shed and porch are the places where the skunks can get through by digging the ground and burrowing. No one can estimate the depth of these burrows which are made by these skunks in the shed or under the porch. Therefore it is important to get rid of them and then fill those burrows so that the foundations of house may not be disturbed and the ways of skunks may also be blocked for further entry. In fact hiding in the shed or under the porch are the favorite places of skunks and most of the time when they gain entry in house, they are found essentially in these places. Some of the effective ways of getting the skunks out of the shed or porch are given as follows.
Block all the exit and entry points
Before you start adopting any strategies for getting rid of the skunks, it is very important to first of all block all the points where they can enter again and get into the shed or porch. In order to check for the entry points, the holes are blocked and then observed for three days. If any of these blocked holes are disturbed or opened, this means that skunks might have entered form the respective points.
Identifying the skunks
After the entry points of skunks are spotted, it is better to find out whether the skunks living in your shed or porch are males or females. If there are any females, then it means that there might also be baby skunks present as well. In these cases, it is advised to stop for some days so that the babies may become independent and then they will be able to leave the nest. Otherwise they may perish if displaced from their mother. Many people avail the option of trapping the whole family live and then they attempt to relocate them. However this is not recommended by the professionals and wildlife experts because in this case there is a great risk of young ones becoming perished due to any flaw in their safe displacement. Therefore such trial should not be done unless you get the services of a professional and he can help you out in safely relocating the skunks.