Simply put Jackie, you just have to whack those suckers....I mean one really good shot. Get on an elevated porch, or roof, or tree stand. Have yourself a solid cynderblock elevated with you (you might need two, since Skunks are rampant little vermon). Slightly breezy nights are the best, as to disperse any funky emissions that might occur. At anyrate, throw something shiny (tin foil is cheap and effective) in the yard. When those silly stink varmints come to see the shiny tin, whack it from 10-30 feet up with a cynderblock. You can make a game of it....just pretend you are an Air Force Pilot dromping gigantic bom.....err humanitarian aid on Baghdad. Happy Whacking, and God Bless!