How To Remove A Skunk Infestation?

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The only way to ensure humane, safe skunk removal is to contact a wildlife control expert to remove the critters. Calling in professional skunk removal technicians is always a smart move to avoid complications with state laws and the dangers of dealing with wild animals yourself.

Skunks carry diseases that are spreadable to humans through direct contact or contact with the animal’s feces. Also, if the removal is attempted improperly, the skunk will spray its defensive odor. The nasty odor will remain for weeks and be difficult to get off pets and even yourself! Rather than take a risk, have peace of mind with professional help from skunk control experts.

Learn More: Frequently Asked Skunk Removal Questions

What Are The Signs Of A Skunk Problem?

The presence of a skunk is a clear indicator of a problem. If you see a skunk during the day, they may have rabies, which should be investigated right away.

Skunks have very distinct paw prints compared to other animals of similar size, making identification easier. The prints of a skunk are discussed in greater detail in the following section. Skunk droppings resemble cat droppings in appearance and size. Skunk droppings differ in that they contain undigested foods such as seeds, feathers, berries, or insects.

Skunks dig small three to four-inch half-moon-shaped depressions in the ground to look for food in yards. They will damage lawn sod in the same way that raccoons do.

Skunks are well-known for their offensive odor. This is frequently a sure sign that they are nearby, but it is not always a cause for alarm. Skunk spray can travel and spread a long distance from its source. Consider taking preventative measures if you smell skunk spray more than once in a short period of time.

Are Skunks Dangerous?

Skunks have the ability to bite, but they rarely do so; instead, when threatened, they will spray their prey. Skunks can be dangerous, and they can carry rabies, so if you or your pet is scratched or bitten, you should seek medical help right away.

How Many Skunks Are On My Property?

Skunk home ranges are estimated to be around 4 square miles, but most skunks only travel a mile or two in a single night’s activity. When young are not being raised during the time of year, communal dens are common, and 6 to 20 skunks may share a den with one male at a time. The only way to know how many skunks are living on your property is to have a wildlife control expert inspect the area.

Who Can Remove Skunks From My Home?

If you notice any signs of skunk activity, call Animals Happen for skunk removal services as soon as possible. Due to the difficulty and skill required to relocate skunks, it’s recommended that trained professionals only perform skunk removal. Our pre-qualified only provide humane wildlife removal services and ensure that the animals are handled safely to continue contributing to the local ecosystem.