Do you have skunks under your deck or porch?
In Kentucky, March is the time to send them on their way (IF you have dogs and don’t want them there). If you wait much longer, moms will have her tiny babies there. You can’t get rid of babies like you can adults and you don’t want to make these little ones orphans.
Animals don’t like the taste of castor oil so you can spray that on your grass. The castor oil you can get from a hardware store is designed for grubs so to deter a bigger animal, spray double. It hooks up to your hose. Easy, cheap, and does hurt not the animals.