I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE SULPHER ARE GOOD FOR GETTING RID OF SHUNKS UNDER A HOUSE, IS THIS TRUE? AND IF NOT DO YOU HAVE ANY PRODUCTS THAT ARE GOOD FOR GETTING RID OF SHUNKS AND KEEPING THEM GONE !!
First, I think what you meant to type skunks and not shunks so I’ll be answering your questions with the hope that it’s the skunk “animal” you are asking about.
To start, a good place to read up on them is in our online SKUNK CONTROL article which goes over all you’ll need to know about this stinky critter. As you’ll learn, they don’t always want to “pick up” and “leave” once they’ve established a good nest site. You don’t mention if they’re nesting in a burrow, under a slab via a tunnel they dug, a crawl space or any other number of possible scenario’s that might exist when describing “under a house”. Without this information, it’s hard for me to say what would be the best choice of repellent for them as we have several available and they all are best used in different problem areas.
With that in mind, the general rule is SULPHER STICKS are really best used for small rodents like rats, ground squirrels and gophers. Though the label clearly lists woodchucks and skunks, we have seen mixed results when used for these larger animals. I just think skunks and woodchucks are too large of an animal to be affected and though young ones might be scared off or vulnerable enough to succumb to the gas release, females with nests and older males probably won’t mind the smell much and in the end, they’ll do enough to prevail and persist. In other words, when the “cloud” clears, there is a good chance your skunk problem will still be active.
Second, if they are living in an open area, I don’t think the Gassers are the best option. Go with one of the ULTRA SOUND DEVICES listed in this post: http://www.bugspray.net/skunks/skunk-living-under-porch.html
Lastly, if you need further advice, give us a call on our toll free at 1-800-877-7290 and I’m sure one of our reps will be able to further assist.
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