All Pest Solutions is a full service wildlife control company offering free estimates, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and specializes in skunk removal.
Whenever skunks spray their awful smelling oily liquid from beneath their large tails it can stink up your home, pets, and kids. Skunks spray this oily liquid any time they feel threatened. It is very hard to remove the pungent smell, which can last up to weeks. For your own comfort and safety, consult a professional like All Pest Solutions to take care of your skunk removal - you’ll be glad you did. Trying to remove a striped skunk on your own may result in you personally getting sprayed.
If you suspect a skunk issue, we will conduct a complete inspection of your home. Skunks can travel up to 3 miles to find food, and they may stay in multiple dens under your house. It is therefore possible that the white stripes animal is passing through your yard or using it as a resting spot, in which case presents a totally different problem than having female skunks making their dens under your home. Using a trapping program that is most suitable for your situation, a technician from All Pest Solutions Wildlife will search the property for striped skunk burrows. We also review the known skunk population in your area which has an effect on how we proceed with the removal process
Skunks are typically caught using box traps or cage traps by our wildlife technicians. Species bait (specific to skunks) is placed in the trap, and the skunk is coaxed into & finally trapped when the door closes. The trap sides are covered so the animal will not become agitated by its environment & surroundings. Skunks are then lured in and trapped by the box's doors when the door shuts. Using a bait that attracts skunks minimizes the by chance capturing of the wrong critter.
The use of ammonia, mothballs, or bleach drenched rags to deter a family of skunks is sometimes recommended as a home remedy, but these methods almost never work since the skunk might just throw them out of its nest. Skunks can stop breathing from the fumes in some situations. The animal trapping process at All Pest Solutions never uses chemicals, which is extremely in-humane, and may cause the skunk to die under your steps or porch. Then you have a bigger problem as a dead skunk will tend to attract even more pests.
The next task is dealing with the abandoned skunk nest after the skunk elimination is complete. An abandoned nest can encourage other critters to build nests there, so animal proofing these areas is essential. To stop skunks or any other animal from trenching / digging under your porch, deck, stoop, shed, and a number of other buildings or structures, your All Pest Solutions Wildlife Tech will use metal-plated exclusion barriers.
As Skunk Removal Experts, we get asked LOTS of questions about skunks, what attracts them to your home, how to remove them, and other general wildlife questions. Here are some of the more common questions asked:
Eliminating or removing the smell of a skunk smell in your home will definitely take some time. Here are some popular tips:
In the wild, skunks are opportunistic, seeking out garbage, pet foods, mice, insects, elevated sheds, openings underneath concrete slabs and porches to nest at night, among other little conveniences.
To keep skunks away from your home, you'll want to take a few precautionary measures. In addition, you can use some natural deterrents that will help prevent the animal from coming back.
The likelihood of an unpleasant encounter with a skunk can be reduced by taking preventative measures to reduce attractants around homes. These include covering all trash, securing the wells of windows, feed all pets indoors, or removing food from their bowls as soon as possible after they eat.
Other actions to take include:
If you want a skunk to leave your home, you can use various methods, including lemon peels, orange peels, or dog or coyote urine. Place oranges or lemons around your lawn, as skunks dislike citrus odors. What's more, they are attracted to the smell of ammonia and will avoid areas with this scent.
Despite the fact that skunks eat other pests like insects and mice, they're not the most pleasant neighbors. Especially if you have pets, you should eventually relocate any skunk families. You can also call us to humanely trap and relocate the skunks. If you see a dead skunk, also try to avoid touching or handling it at all costs. Once you know you have a skunk problem your best bet is to call professional skunk trappers for removal.
As a general rule of thumb, consider ALL skunks as rabid, diseased, and at a minimum - health hazards. They're not an animal you want to get close to (or allow your pets to get close to). If you observe a skunk mimicking any of the following abnormal behaviors be sure to stay clear:
The All Pest Solutions team can examine your home today if you have noticed a skunk visiting your residence or you're seeing an increase in the pungent smell of skunks. In addition to finding active skunk burrows and creating a trapping plan to capture it, our technicians can also provide special animal proofing materials to protect your property from future problems. Let us take care of your skunk removal in the most effective and humane way possible. Our team of courteous and knowledgeable wildlife professionals is waiting to take your call.