Deter skunks from invading your yard by securely containing your garbage, limiting spaces where skunks can build dens, or making a natural repellent. Although skunks are generally gentle, they may act as nuisances, but dissuading them from entering a yard is fairly straightforward.
A mixture of water and hot pepper deters skunks when sprayed on plants, while moth balls placed at the bottom of a garbage bin prevents skunks from disturbing trash. Planting cucumbers, squash or other plants with prickly leaves protects gardens from skunk invasion. Finally, avoid leaving attractants like trash and pet food in accessible outdoor spaces, making them less attractive to skunks.