Skunk Identification & Prevention

What are skunks?

Skunks are mammals known for their black and white striped appearance, long snouts, and the unpleasant liquid they spray when threatened. Skunks do vary in appearance from black to brown fur with white, cream, or orange stripes, but all skunks have some variety of warning coloration.

Skunks, like many other pests, are attracted to human properties in search of food, water, and shelter. However, an infestation of skunks causes serious problems, and local skunk control is necessary to safeguard your property against this pest.

Are skunks dangerous?

Skunks are dangerous to have hiding out on your property thanks to the liquid they spray and the threat of disease. Accidentally encountering a skunk or its young on your property may result in scratches or bites that transmit pathogens, and skunks are known to carry serious illnesses such as rabies, distemper, and leptospirosis.

Skunk spray is incredibly difficult to remove, and the unpleasant rotten egg odor may linger around your property or on your clothing for days up to weeks and months. Some individuals may also be allergic to this spray, and encountering this liquid may cause serious health problems.

To avoid the dangers skunks bring, professional wildlife control is your answer.

Why do I have a skunk problem?

Skunk problems typically start when this pest is attracted to a property in pursuit of food, water, or shelter. Skunks, like many other wildlife critters, are very opportunistic, and they will take advantage of unguarded trash and outdoor pet food, hiding spots underneath buildings and brush, and puddles of excess water. 

An essential part of skunk control is removing the factors that are causing your skunk problem in the first place.

Where are skunks commonly found?

Skunks are nocturnal mammals, and they will usually be hiding in dens during the day. They may also make their home underneath outbuildings, in crawl spaces, around trash cans and dumpsters, or in attics, basements, and garages if they manage to get into interior spaces. If you suspect skunks have moved onto your property, reach out to BigHeart Wildlife Removal for a skunk control service that finds these hiding spots.

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How Do I Get Rid of Skunks?

Instead of spending your free time trying out DIY skunk control tactics, simply contact BigHeart Wildlife Removal for skunk removal you can count on. Our technicians will inspect your property for signs of skunks and provide you with removal solutions that protect you and those you care about from this stinky pest.

Contact BigHeart Wildlife Removal today to learn more or to request a free inspection.

How can I prevent skunks in the future?

Controlling nuisance skunks may seem difficult, but if you utilize our expert prevention tips below, you can keep this pest far away from your property in the future:

  • Secure trash cans and compost piles to prevent skunk scavenging and remove access to any outdoor pet food so the aroma doesn’t attract this pest.
  • Clear outdoor areas of brush, long grasses, debris piles, and wood piles to reduce easy skunk hiding spots.
  • Place orange and lemon peels around the perimeter of your property, as skunks hate the smell of citrus fruit. You can also use the scent of predator urine (like a dog or coyote) to scare away skunks.
  • Fill in any empty holes or abandoned animal dens around your property and cover access into crawl spaces or underneath buildings to remove skunk hiding places.
  • Utilize motion-sensor flood lights or other outdoor lighting to scare skunks away from your property.

For more information about skunk prevention or assistance with a skunk problem on your property, contact BigHeart Wildlife Removal today.

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