Monday, July 18, 2011

Scent to Scent Combat

After much internet research and label reading @ the not so local big box home improvement store ($15.99 for 8 oz. of a solution containing capsaicin/chili pepper ) this is what we have come up with to deter our family of skunks.
Hot sauce as in Buffalo Style Wings, hot sauce bought @ the restaurant supply store. Secretly hubby hopes we have enough left over for a dinner.
Sprayed around the perimeter of our city lot.
So far so good.
We were able to find their den, which is directly behind neighbor's shed in a ten foot high pile of leaves he built last Fall. His son-in-law suggested we call the city to which I replied, "really you want the city back here", while I stared at his father-in-law's listing cinder block chimney. Really I was think about all the borderline homesteading activities we do ...
No we don't want the city back here replied my neighbor.
No we don't we replied.

Why is it that people are so quick to moan about government intervention in their lives but they are so quick to call ?

So far it's been one & half days without a skunk sighting although it did rain heavy this morning. Tomorrow I'll reapply to our lot.
Neighbor who's providing shelter said that he had his own methods.
Should be interesting or rather aromatic, hopefully whatever he does doesn't bring the man down on us.

~~ pelenaka ~~