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Skunks can become a major nuisance when they take up residence in and around your property. US Wildlife Removal provides humane wildlife control services throughout Washington. We’ll quickly trap and relocate skunks that have invaded and nested in your home or office building.
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Skunks living on your property can be a threat to your family and pets. Aside from the horrible smell that comes along with skunk spray, skunks are dangerous to handle
- Skunks are the primary carriers of rabies.
- Skunks can viciously bite and claw at you.
- Skunks can spread canine distemper and hepatitis.
Don’t try to attempt skunk removal on your own. Call (253) 279-2757 to schedule our wildlife control services today.
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HOW TO GET RID OF A SKUNK
Skunks are shy and generally peaceful creatures. They won’t attack you on your property or harm your pets. But these critters can be a major hassle, especially with the smell they emit. To learn more about skunks visit wildlifeanimalcontrol.com
When they feel endangered skunks can spray humans and other animals with a nasty odor as well. No one wants their property smelling like skunks. And, even without the smell, skunks can cause all kinds of property damage.
Your garden, garbage, yard, and even your trash may be ransacked by skunks if they decide to live near your home. In short, homeowners will have a hard time living alongside a skunk. So, you need to get rid of these animals if you think they are making a home on your property!
There are a few ways you can do this successfully. But, we will talk about how you can remove skunks painlessly and humanely here in this post.
How To Get Rid of Skunks On Your Property:
- Secure Your Trash
Preventative measures are important. Ideally, you should have your trash tightly sealed and covered with a sturdy trash bin. This way no animals get into your garbage. However, if you don’t cover up your trash or leave it outside in the open, now is the time to secure any trash lying around your property.
Especially if you have skunks on your property, you’ll need to properly tie up and store any trash. We recommend getting a trash bin with a cover that can be locked up.
- Get Rid of Food Sources
Skunks are not picky about what they eat. In fact, they will eat all kinds of things that they find around your home. This includes any bugs, edible plants, nuts, fruits, and even your garbage. We talked about securing your trash already.
But, in addition to securing your trash, you also want to pick up any garbage or food that is lying around your property. For instance, if you have leftover food, don’t leave it sitting outside. Pet food should also be taken in at night, as this is when skunks are most active.
We also recommend cleaning up your garden or yard. If you see nuts, fruits, and other edible substances, get rid of them immediately. This way skunks won’t have a food source to sustain themselves with.
- Try Using Natural Sprays
You could spend money on skunk sprays and repellents. Still, natural ingredients can be used to make your very own skunk repellent spray. Peppers, onions, jalapenos, water, and other spices can be mixed together in a spray bottle. This spicy concoction should be sprayed around plants and other areas the skunk roams near.
- Take Care of Your Grass
Bugs and other grubs can grow in your grass, especially if you don’t take care of your lawn. In short, you need to keep up with lawn maintenance. This way skunks don’t have a food source to scavenge from. Again, skunks will eat almost anything, this includes bugs they find on your property.
Mowing your lawn regularly will help, but if you want to take more drastic measures you can treat your lawn with chemicals that will kill any grubs.
- Put A Fence Around Your Home
Skunks tend to hide in low-altitude areas. You won’t find them on your roof or in other locations that are high up. This makes fences highly effective against skunks. Building a fence around your property can be a great preventative measure.
But, if you already have a skunk on your property, try taking all the food sources off your property as we talked about. The skunk will have to search for food elsewhere. Once it is gone, put your fence up, this way the skunk won’t have access to your home.
- Use Lights and Loud Sounds
Finally, you can use lights and loud sounds to get rid of skunks. These wild animals are not fond of bright lights. They also scare easily with sounds. Try using motion detectors and wind chimes to keep skunks away from your property.
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In some cases, you might not be able to remove a skunk from your property on your own. If the other methods in this guide are not working for you, please feel free to contact US Wildlife Removal. Again, skunks are not dangerous but you do need special permission to trap and transport wild animals in most states. So, it is better to have a professional handle the job for you.
With our help, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of animal removal. We are available to help you remove skunks and other wildlife humanly and safely. So, contact us today if you need to get a skunk off your property.
How To Remove Skunks From Under Your House
We’re all familiar with skunks – those black and white critters, known for their delightful spray. And unfortunately, we’re all familiar with them not from cartoons, but from the fact that they’re really common across the United States. Now, there are several reasons why you don’t want a skunk hanging about the place, starting, of course, with the smell, but also the damage it might cause to your property, and the disease it might expose you to.
Contrary to popular belief, skunks aren’t a physical threat to children or pets and are unlikely to attack, largely because they don’t have that habit. Because of their unpleasant stench, they are often able to escape conflict and avoid a full-on fight. So at least, you don’t have to worry about that, but you do have to take precautions to keep skunks away.
In this article, US Wildlife Removal will show you how you can remove a skunk from underneath your house.
Why are skunks under the house?
The reason you’re apt to find them hiding under there is that those spaces are ideal – dark and difficult to get to, these gaps and holes often make for excellent wild animal nesting spots.
So here’s how to get rid of them.
Beware before you go down there that you’re probably not dealing with one skunk, but rather a family.
There are a number of ways to get rid of skunks under your property.
- You can try exclusion barriers.
Obviously, the first thing to do is inspect the area and identify the entry hole. Here, you can purchase specially designed exclusion barriers, which are basically one-way doors that will allow the skunk(s) to leave the hole under your house, but not let them get back in, either because the door closes, or because of the way the barrier is built. This can be an effective method of excluding skunks.
- Use a live trap.
Alternatively, you can plant a live trap (baited with peanut butter, ideally), near the entry point. The live trap uses a plate that will cause the door to fall shut once activated, e.g. once the skunk is inside.
This can be a great way to trap skunks without actually hurting them.
Pro Tip: If you’re dealing with a whole family of skunks, make sure to trap the babies as well, and relocate them as a family unit far away from your house. To do otherwise would be inhumane. Make sure you cover the trap with a towel or cloth, otherwise you risk getting sprayed during the relocation process.
- Call a professional wildlife removal service.
A lot of people think they’re cutting costs when they don’t call a professional wildlife removal service. That’s often not the case. With repairs, traps, and other necessities, you’re already paying quite a bit of money, not to mention you don’t have guaranteed success.
In many cases that we’ve seen, the homeowner first tried to deal with the problem on their own, and only afterward called a wildlife removal professional service. This resulted in more money spent and a lot more time wasted than if they had called the wildlife removal service in the first place. So if you feel confident about your chances of removing the skunk(s) on your own, go for it. But we seriously suggest that you at least consider calling a wildlife removal service from the get-go. These are people who not only will solve your problem quickly and efficiently, but they will also fix the damage, and advise you on how to prevent the problem from reappearing.
How to Prevent Skunks From Your Garden
We all know skunks as the infamous black and white bandits, notorious for their unpleasant, stinging spray. And we’re not alone – skunks are quite famous across the animal kingdom, because of that stink, which means most animals don’t bother them, despite their small size.
However, skunks can be a tremendous bother for property owners across the country, as these small furry mammals have quite an appetite, both for edibles, as well as for destruction.
They can be destructive, wreaking havoc in your garden, trash bins, as well as in your home (if they find a way inside). So it’s very important to know what you can do to keep them away from your property.
Put up a fence.
One of the easiest, most important skunk prevention steps you can take is often one of the most overlooked ones. Simply installing a fence around your property can go a long way in preventing the black and white bandits (not to mention several other wild animals) from entering your yard.
And if fencing your entire yard isn’t, for whatever reason, an option for you, we still encourage you to fence your garden patch.
Important: when fencing (either the yard or solely the garden), you’ll want to dig the fence deep into the ground, since skunks are also rather agile diggers.
Use a DIY deterrent.
Many homeowners favor natural DIY deterrents to store bought chemicals, because they don’t know what those contain, and worry about exposing their precious garden to toxic chemicals. And it makes sense – if it’s bad for skunks, who’s to say it’s not bad for you, too?
This is why you could try a DIY deterrent, instead. One of the most popular skunk repellent recipes out there involves mixing generous amounts of castor oil with dishwashing detergent and water (to dilute the thick oil). Spraying this one regularly around your garden can effectively keep skunks away.
Alternatively, some people have also had success keeping skunks away using ammonia-soaked rags, strong scented bars of soap, and other harsh smells around their garden patch.
Use light to your advantage.
An important thing to remember about skunks is that they are deeply nocturnal animals, which means their eyes are really weak and intensely averse to light. Use this to your advantage. Now, depending on the placement of your garden patch, you might get away with simply turning your porch lights on at night.
However, if your garden is further away from the house, you may want to install a special motion-activated light repellent. This one simply lights up when it senses movement, thus effectively scaring the skunk. Generally, a light repellent is more effective than a sound deterrent, which works similarly, but also runs the risk of startling you with the sound.
Use predator urine.
Don’t worry – you can buy this at specialty stores or order it online. The thing is, if a skunk gets a whiff of predator urine (dogs and foxes work well here), it’s unlikely to hang around to look for them, you know?
While skunks don’t get a lot of trouble from the other animals thanks to their scent, they’re not really aggressive by nature, so they’re likely to try and avoid a confrontation, as much as they can.
Call a professional.
If all else fails, we recommend reaching out to a professional wildlife removal company. Since these people have experience in this field, they’re able to rapidly and effectively rid you of your stinky problem. Furthermore, they can also advise you on future prevention, and help skunk-proof the rest of your home.