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Avoiding skunks in your yard and an answer to “Does a handyguy need a trailer?” We cover both topics in this show.
Skunks, how do you get rid of them?
Don’t give them a reason to come into your yard. Make sure you don’t leave anything around for them to eat, dog or cat food, garbage, etc. Make sure they can’t nest under your shed or house. Skunks will eat most anything. They are particularly partial to eating grubs. Grubs are the larvae of Japanese, and other types, of beetles.
So, treat your yard for grubs. Keep the food and shelter sources buttoned up and the skunks will visit somewhere else. If you have them living under your house then it’s time to call an exterminator.
Grubs can really damage your lawn and trees and you may want to treat for grubs.
When they mature into Japanese beetles, they can destroy your trees. There are both chemical and biological treatments for grubs. The chemical treatments are fast and effective when used correctly. The biological treatments, such as Milky Spore, may be more environmentally friendly but can take several seasons to work and are more expensive.
Does a handyguy need a trailer? They sure would be useful. Brian and Paul discuss what to do if you don’t have a good place to store one. Can a fold-up trailer fit the bill? Maybe. What The Handyguys found was that in Pennsylvania, it’s a HUGE hassle to get tags and registration for a trailer you assemble or build yourself. If you have the stomach for it, listen to the podcast as Handyguy Brian details the bureaucratic nightmare to register and tag a “kit” trailer in Pennsylvania.
11 thoughts on “Choosing A Small Trailer And Eliminating Skunks”
Not sure what constitutes a kit trailer in Pennsylvania, but we’ve considered this one from Costco. Haven’t purchased it because we decided it wasn’t worth storing for the few times a year we would use it.
Tonia – That looks pretty cool. It would take up more space than the one we had looked at because it folds differently but it definitely could be a contender. I could really use one this weekend, I may swing by Costco tomorrow morning.
Anyone else ever seen a trailer that can fold up for easy storage?
How about telling people to live with their skunks and grubs? Seriously, with all we’ve done to nature (gulf spill anyone?) we can learn to live with a little skunk smell every now and then. My guess is that if you own a house you have more pressing issues than skunks. How about clean your gutters instead?
If people want to live with skunks and grubs its their right. Cleaning gutters is important to prevent water damage. Thanks for your comments.
Here is an interesting one – it doubles as a storage cabinet at your house when not in use.
Hey, that’s pretty cool. Here is a picture for everyone.
I can imagine having it filled with stuff when I wanted to use it though.
I found a whole family of skunks in my shed last year and discovered you can beat them at their own game. I tossed a sock full of moth balls inside and the skunks moved right out. Turns out they can’t stand the smell, imagine that.
Jeff – Thanks for the great tip!
Our team here at Pest Control Bellevue gets calls quite often about skunks. They can cause quite a bit of damage around home, especially in crawl spaces!
Yes, in the more wooded areas our company serves we see this problem often. Not only with skunks, but ground hogs etc. There are many ways to get rid of them, just have to find the right way for each particular problem!