Signs of a Skunk Infestation on Your Property
Do you suspect you have a skunk infestation? The most obvious signs of
an infestation are actual skunk sightings and the unpleasant smell that
skunks are known for. However, since skunks are nocturnal, seeing them
is less likely. This can make identifying and infestation a little more
difficult. In addition to sightings and the presence of the skunk smell,
you can look out for property damage and skunk tracks. Skunks will leave
tiny tracks in the dirt, dig holes, and destroy gardens as they search
for insects, grubs, and larvae to feed on. They will also burrow into
foundations to provide themselves with shelter.
How to Prevent Skunks
Skunks are just about the last animal you want wandering onto your property.
These wild animals are known for causing property damage, carrying and
transmitting illnesses and diseases such as rabies, and spraying pets
and humans with a foul-smelling liquid that can leave an odor for weeks.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make your property less
inviting for skunks.
To prevent skunks, you should:
- Avoid leaving pet food outside
- Patch up or repair any holes in the foundation of your home or business
- Ensure your trash cans are tightly sealed
- Turn on bright lights around structures at night
- Hire a professional wildlife control team
Bringing in a team of wildlife control experts is the best way to eliminate
existing infestations and prevent them from taking place in the future.
Wildlife removal specialists can easily identify problem areas on your
property that invite skunks and help you take care of them.
How to Get Rid of the Skunk Odor from Your Pets
Was your beloved pet sprayed by a skunk? Pets are more likely to approach
skunks out of curiosity, which scares the skunks and results in them spraying
their “attackers” in self-defense. The skunk odor is powerful,
foul, and long-lasting. One of the most common treatments for it is tomato
juice, but that is only a temporary fix. The best way to treat this smell
is to create a solution with 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, ¼
cup of baking soda, and 1 cup of dish soap or laundry detergent.
Once the mixture has been made, lather it into your pet’s fur and
let it set in for at least 5 minutes before rinsing it out and following
up with their regular pet shampoo. Sometimes, this process needs to be
repeated more than once for the best results.
We can handle your skunk problem in just a few easy steps. Our process involves:
- A careful, thorough inspection
- An environmentally sensitive, customized treatment plan customized
- Careful, effective, and humane removal of existing skunks
- Prevention of future invasions
- Routine follow-ups and inspections
Our team understands that pests can enter your property at any given time,
so we are sure to provide year-round protection. We are so confident in
our ability to effectively handle your skunk problem that we back our
skunk control service with a
100% satisfaction guarantee. If your problem persists after our initial treatment, we will repeat
our service at absolutely no charge to you.