Skunk Control

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Though they are infamous for their foul-smelling odor, skunks are often considered nuisances for reasons beyond their terrible stench. Their distinctive spray is made up of oils and sulfur compounds. It is sprayed from their anus with deadly accuracy up to 10 feet away and can cause burning pain and blindness in addition to the nauseating stench.

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ANIMAL SOUNDS

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Several species of skunks live in North America, and their coats feature different patterns of white stripes, spots, or swirls on black fur. About the size of a house cat, skunks have small, triangular heads, long bodies, and muscular legs with sharp claws used for digging. Their long, bushy tails are often also marked with varying white patterns or stripes.

DIET

Skunks typically come out at night to forage for fruits, berries, eggs, insects, worms, and small animals. As opportunistic omnivores, they will not pass up the chance to eat spilled birdseed, garbage, or garden vegetables, as well.

HABITAT

Wooded areas with plenty of vegetation are the preferred habitat of wild skunks. Easily accessible food and water sources are their top priorities, so skunks can adapt to many other environments, including residential areas, as long as these things are present. They usually make their burrows in the abandoned dens of other animals but will also search for suitable logs, brush piles, or abandoned buildings in which to dig out comfortable nests.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Yards with tempting vegetable gardens, fruit or nut trees, birdfeeders, or infestations of lawn insects are inviting to hungry skunks. In addition to easy sources of food, skunks invade residential properties in search of safe places to burrow, such as in sheds, underneath porches, or beneath the foundation of buildings.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Residents who own pets, especially dogs, should be careful to supervise their animal’s outdoor activities if skunks are known to frequent the area. When skunks are startled by another animal, they will discharge their spray at the aggressor. In addition to their smell, skunks dig up gardens and lawns looking for insects to eat and can carry dangerous diseases like rabies. If they create dens under buildings, skunks may cause structural damage.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Excluding skunks from residential properties is a matter of removing the food sources and potential den sites that attract the pests. If fruit-bearing trees are present on the property, be sure to frequently remove fallen fruits. Clean up any spilled birdseed or pet food. Use secure, tightly fitted trash can lids to keep skunks from getting into the garbage. Placing fences around gardens will deter the animal as long as they are buried at least half a foot underground to thwart digging efforts. To eliminate potential denning sites, seal up the spaces beneath decks, patios, and porches.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

The best way to eliminate problematic skunks from private properties is to enlist the aid of a professional wildlife control service. The experts at Trutech are trained to address skunk issues in the most effective manner possible and eliminate the presence of the troublesome creatures for good.


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