The skunks also eat earth worms and other soil dwellers. Google skunk repellants for ways to get rid of them. There are lots of homemade recipes - I cannot vouch for any of them. My daughter trapped 9 of them living under her porch. She used canned cat food and a have a heart trap. She placed the trap in a black plastic bag. When she caught one she closed the bag and the neighbor guy took care of the rest. I suspect he drowned them. Not pretty, but it worked. Depending on your setup, you might also try deterring them with a scarecrow motion activated sprinkler. Please let us know if you find something that works for you. Best Nancy.
How To Keep Skunks From Tearing Up Lawn
Question From: O. Hissom - OHIO
Q: I have skunks which come at night from a corn field across the street. They are tearing up my lawn. I assume they are eating some type of insects but isn't it too late for there to be grubs?