Skunk Removal & Control
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Skunks can pose a significant problem for homeowners and business owners alike due to their tendency to invade properties and release a pungent odor as a defense mechanism. These critters are slightly larger than squirrels but can be very troublesome.
Skunks are solitary creatures, preferring to live alone or in small family groups. They are primarily active at night and spend much of their time searching for food. Skunks are opportunistic eaters, and their diet includes insects, small mammals and rodents. But their main food source is garbage and food waste left behind by us.
As mentioned earlier, skunks are known for their ability to spray a foul smelling liquid as a defense mechanism when they feel threatened. This spray can be shot accurately up to 10 feet away, so avoid approaching them. The spray is composed sulfur compounds, which gives it its distinct odor. It can cause temporary blindness, nausea, and respiratory problems in both you and your pets.
In addition to their defensive spray, skunks have several other ways of protecting themselves from predators. They have strong front claws, which they can use to dig burrows or defend themselves if necessary.
Skunks have a fairly long lifespan, with some of them living up to 10 years in the wild. Skunks do carry diseases such as Rabies, so it is important to avoid contact with skunks and to seek medical attention if you are bitten or scratched by one.
Signs of Skunk Infestations
Skunks are known to make themselves at home in various of places, including under decks, porches, and sheds as well as under patio stones and poured walkways. These areas provide the perfect shelter for skunks as they protected them from the elements. Skunks may also choose to live in these areas because they offer a sense of security and privacy, they prefer to home in areas that predators cannot chase them into.
When skunks take up residence on your property it can cause a variety of problems for homeowners. They often dig up the lawn around the home, leaving large holes and damage to fresh sod and gardens. But Really, the most significant problem is the smell. Skunks are known for their strong odor, which can often enter the air in the home and make it difficult to enjoy your home or perform outdoor activities.
If you have cause to suspect that skunks are living under your deck or shed, it is wise to take action as soon as possible. Wildlife removal companies can safely and humanely remove skunks from under structures and relocate them to a more suitable habitat. Most importantly is taking steps to secure the area and prevent skunks from returning, such as sealing off access points or installing wildlife mesh can help to prevent future visitors.
Our Skunk Removal Services:
Our team of wildlife professionals are highly trained to remove skunks from your home and/or business. We will visit your property and perform a thorough inspection to check for a skunk evidence, and then will provide you with a customized estimate and plan specific to your needs and budget. Our professionals use humane techniques that are safe and chemical-free to perform skunk control in a friendly way. Your family’s safety is our top priority, and we ensure that their well-being is not affected.
Why choose Elite Pest & Wildlife?
Choosing Elite Pest & Wildlife for your skunk removal needs ensures that you will receive reliable and humane services from a team of licensed and insured experts.
We offer same-day skunk relocation services, meaning that we will work quickly to remove any skunks from your property that have been caught in a live trap. Our exclusion services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, giving you peace of mind knowing that your skunk problem and will stay that way for years to come.
At Elite Pest & Wildlife, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and comfort of your family and pets, which is why we prioritize their well being. With our reliable and long lasting results, you can trust us to effectively remove skunks from your property and keep them away for good.