DO YOU HAVE SKUNKS NUISANCE CONCERNS?
Skunks are mostly nocturnal animals, although they are quick to detect sudden movements, they overall eyesight is very poor. Even though skunks do not pose an immediate threat to humans, their smell can be horrendous. When skunks feel threatened they release a sulfur compound from their anal gland that smells like “rotten eggs.” This is a defense mechanism to ward of predators. Skunks also communicate via scent. They frequently inhabit human dwellings. Skunks under the house, decks, porches, sheds are a very common nuisance concern. Skunks do not hibernate, but they will keep their activity to a minimum during the winter. Skunk mating season is in February and the litter is usually born in May and considers of usually 5-6 baby skunks.
HOW DO WE GET RID OF SKUNKS?
The best way to get rid of a skunk is trapping, but the key is not to get sprayed! Local trapping laws and legal requirement vary from county to county. In some locations, trapping and relocation may not be an option. The safest method of removal is to contact a qualified professional to take care of the skunk issue. Wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely catch and remove troublesome skunks from homes and attics.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DISEASES SPREAD BY SKUNKS?
Rabies, leptospirosis, tularemia, canine distemper. Skunks are also a host for parasites, like ticks, fleas, mites, which can transmit a number of diseases as well.
WHAT ARE SOME SKUNK PREVENTATIVE MEASURES?
- Do not leave food outside
- Get your home inspected by a licensed wildlife specialist
- Seal entry points (be sure that all wildlife is gone)
- Get professional-grade repairs done
- Install an exclusion barrier
WHAT ARE THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH SKUNK REMOVAL?
The fees are variable and depend on the specific situation. Call us for a free, no-obligation quote.
WHY SHOULD I ADDRESS THE PROBLEM?
Skunk odor is one of the hardest smells to get under control. Skunks are known to continuously spray wherever they are nesting especially during mating season.
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