Skunks don’t only smell terrible, they can also cause structural damage to your home. Skunks naturally dig, and this can result in instabilities in foundations and porches if they nest in those areas. Their digging can also destroy gardens and lawns, costing home owners thousands in repair.
If skunk choose to mark their scent in an enclosed area, the small can travel to the entire property and it is very hard to eliminate. The smell is amplified if the animal marks on concrete because concrete is porous and it will hold the smell for longer.
If skunks are taking over your yard, On The Fly technicians are ready to help. Our company only uses humane removal techniques to remove and relocate skunks. If the skunks have caused structural damage, we also provide exclusion service to prevent them returning.
If a skunk marks your dog, which happens if a dog surprises them and they feel threatened, it can take weeks to get the smell out of your dog’s fur and skin. A skunk’s spray bonds to their hair and skin. If your dog is sprayed by a skunk, we recommend an immediate bath in vinegar to dilute and neutralize the severity of the smell. Tomato juice does not work and is a common myth. The best solution is a vinegar bath – at least once a day for a few days following the spray – to neutralize the stink in a skunk’s spray. If your dog is sprayed in the face, it can irritate their eyes and ears, so we recommend taking your dog to the vet. Do not apply vinegar to their eyes and inside ears without consulting your vet first.
Skunks also carry diseases like Parvo, Rabies, and Distemper. If you have a brand new puppy or kitten with access to your yard, skunks can introduce these deadly diseases before your animal has a chance to get vaccinated.
We employ trained, licensed and trustworthy technicians. We use internationally accepted, environmentally-friendly and low-risk products. With over a decade in the wildlife control & removal field, we have earned a name for quality animal removal services all across Baltimore county.
Our technicians are trained and licensed. We also provide recurring training sessions in order to keep our technicians up to date with the latest wildlife control and removal methods.
On The Fly is a great pest control solution partner. We've used them for more than several years now and they are great. Both houses we have been at have reduced pest presence. Their customer service is very good and we've always been impressed with the folks that come out to service the home.