Skunk In The House?
Removing a skunk from your home can be a smelly experience if you are not a trained wildlife control/pest control expert. There are two main types of Skunks found in the Northeast, the Striped Skunk and the Spotted Skunk. Both varieties have dark bodies with white markings, but naturally, the Spotted Skunk’s markings are broken up while the Striped Skunk sports two long, clean white lines of fur straight down its back to the tail. Spotted Skunks are the rarer species. They are smaller (only 1 – 2 pounds), strictly nocturnal and prefer keeping to forests and woodland environments.
The Striped Skunk, on the other hand, can weigh up to 9 pounds, is active both day and night, and is adventurous enough to wander out of the safety of the woods right up to your front door. If your home is in a wooded area you could be prone to skunks invading your home. Skunks are typically known for their odor from spraying as a defense mechanism. Should a skunk feel threatened they may spray which will leave a lasting smell to your skin, household animals and the interior of your home.
Damage By Skunks
Skunks are not climbers, but they are diggers. They will litter your yard with small (3 – 4 inch), cone shaped holes or patches of upturned earth, disrupting gardens and ruining landscaping. You may also notice their distinctive long, narrow droppings which frequently include remnants of insects, particularly in Summer and Fall. Although, all of this becomes secondary if you’ve been unfortunate enough to have a Skunk release a spray of its signature scent around your home.
Skunks enjoy digging up your yard in search of bugs, rummaging through your trash bins for discarded cat food, and even picking at bird and rodent carcasses left behind by other mammals. They are also known carriers of diseases such as Rabies, Leptospirosis and Tularemia. Skunks do not make for pleasant neighbors, you will want to call Eliminate‘Em pest control professional wildlife removal experts to get rid of a skunk.
Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services provides you with fast, professional, courteous service and licensed pest control technicians to handle all of your Pest Control, Wildlife and Inspection needs. Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services offers same-day services and free estimates to eliminate Skunks. Professional pest control and wildlife removal technicians are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to remove insects, rodents or wildlife that are causing damage or creating a nuisance in and around your home.