Skunk Trapping Services
Eliminating skunks from your home is a key priority as soon as you discover or suspect an infestation. These are animals which have a reputation for their unpleasant odor, and which also have the capacity to cause significant structural damage to your property, as well as issues with ventilation and heating systems.
We can help you take care of the problem, and offer a comprehensive, multi-step solution which ensures that you remain totally skunk free for the foreseeable future.
Skunks are a common pest and can cause a lot of damage despite being fairly small – around 24-40 inches long. They can be easily distinguished from other small mammals thanks to a long white stripe against a black coat, as well as their bushy tails which are most commonly associated with spraying.
This act of scent marking is one of the biggest issues with skunks, and the resulting smell can permeate the whole house, causing misery for inhabitants.
Problems With Skunks
As well as a terrible smell, skunks can also cause structural damage to your home. They naturally dig, and this can result in instabilities in foundations and porches if they have chosen to nest in these areas, as well as causing damage to your lawns and gardens.
If they choose to mark their scent in an enclosed area, the smell can travel to the entire property and be very hard to eliminate. This is amplified if the animal marks on concrete – this is a porous material and so will hold the smell for longer.
Skunks can also be dangerous; they are very common carriers of diseases such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. These can be risky for humans and can prove fatal for animals such as dogs. It is important that any skunk problem is dealt with as soon as possible to ensure the safety of your household – both two and four-legged!
The Process of Getting Rid Of Skunks?
Our skunk removal service takes care of the problem from start to finish.
Upon arriving at the property, we will carry out a full inspection of the house and grounds. This helps us to locate any skunks, as well as identify potential homes or entry points which may appeal to future animals.
One of our experts will use a humane and approved trap to capture the animal and will aim to do this with as little stress or issues as possible. Once trapped, the skunk can then be safely relocated to a more appropriate location. We will make sure that the skunk is isolated before attempting to remove it, and this includes ensuring that there are no family members or pets in the vicinity.
Once we have removed the skunk, we will conduct a final inspection of the property. This will help to identify any areas which need to be adjusted to prevent reinfestation, and we will also be able to advise you on the best methods for removing the smell if the animal has scent marked. A combination of hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap, and baking powder should be mixed and shampooed onto the affected party as soon as possible.
Making your home an unappealing environment for skunks is one of the best was to prevent an initial or reinfestation. Their primary attraction is food, and so it is a good idea to make sure that any trash cans are emptied regularly, and that they are properly secured – this is also good advice for reducing your chances of many pests.
If you have pets, make sure that their food is stored in an airtight container, and that their bowls and feeding areas are indoors – if your pet dog comes face to face with a skunk, they are exposed to health conditions such as rabies, as well as the stress of being sprayed.
If you discover a skunk on your property, give us a call as soon as possible. One of our experts will be able to head over to your home and carry out an inspection and removal in no time, as well as offering you the tools you need to keep your home free from skunks in the long term.