During the Spring or Summer is when we get the most calls about skunks under the deck. About 75% of the calls about animals under the deck or shed are either skunks or groundhogs. And when they get under your deck, you have a huge problem! Skunks are famous for spraying when they get nervous or scared. Especially when someone walks into a shed or on a deck.
This is a very difficult problem which should be solved by a professional wildlife removal company. One misstep and not only would you get sprayed, but your backyard and deck will too! The smell will go away in about 2-3 weeks but that’s too long! But there is another issue with skunks under your deck. Sheds and decks always have wires and other cables that run under them and skunks love to chew on them! When a TV or a telephone wire gets chewed in half most of the time the entire wire will need to be replaced which is very costly.