Skunk Control Services
Skunks can damage lawns when they dig unsightly holes looking for grubs. They build burrows under decks, stoops, stairs, and sheds. Skunks also carry diseases like leptospirosis, distemper, and rabies that can harm humans and pets.
Our team of experts trap and remove skunks, and we make sure to “skunk-proof” homes to ensure they don’t return. Our goal is the following:
- Humanely remove skunks from under decks, stoops, stairs and sheds
- Repair the damage that skunks cause
- Eliminate health hazards by removing skunks from under your house
- Install barriers to prevent skunks from coming back
- Prevent skunks from digging dens under and around homes
- Deliver peace of mind
Skunks have their place in nature, but that place is not on your property.
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What if There’s a Skunk Under My House?
Skunks bring diseases like leptospirosis and canine distemper into your yard, which can harm your pets, especially unvaccinated kittens, and puppies. Skunks dig for their preferred food, such as insects and grubs, and leave unsightly holes in the lawn. Our team of experts keeps skunks from denning under your home by sealing off all foundation openings. Many such openings are not visible because they are underground. We install underground barriers to keep skunks out.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Skunks
Most people will think immediately of the skunk’s signature smell as a telltale sign that there are skunks nearby. The smell alone isn’t an indicator of a problem, however, as the smell of skunk’s spray can be detected a good distance from where it was released.
In addition to smell, you might come across damage to your lawn. Skunks will dig three to four-inch depressions in the ground, shaped like a half-moon.
Skunk droppings are like those of a cat but can be easily differentiated by the presence of undigested foods, such as berries, seeds, and insects.
Skunks that choose to cohabitate with you can typically be found under porches or decks. Most individuals are most concerned with having a skunk spray you, a family member, or a pet. This is a concern, but more importantly, skunks may also carry rabies, which can make them more aggressive.
As with other pests, the feces of skunks possess harmful bacteria and may contain parasites that remain infectious for days or weeks. Skunks also carry fleas, lice, ticks, roundworms, and more. Even a dead skunk can prove harmful if precautions are not taken when disposing of them. Skunks should only be handled by professionals.