Skunk Trapping and Relocation Services
Skunks are nocturnal, sleeping during the day
in underground burrows and emerging at
around dusk to search for food. They prefer to
use existing burrows made by other animals of
equal size or natural burrows under tree stumps
or in buildings. They use their long front claws
to build their own den if necessary, and this
ability to dig in the soil becomes one of the
problems we deal with when we have skunks
living around us. An absolute gourmet delight to
a Skunk is a large, plump, juicy grub, or beetle
larva, and in much of the Southern U.S., grubs
are common problems in lawns, where they feed
on the roots of the turf and cause serious
damage. While the Skunk is doing us a favor by
eating the grubs, it is necessary for it to expose
the grubs first, so it may frantically dig up the
lawn to get to the food it can smell or hear below.
Skunks are not overly concerned about the
presence of people - confident with their form of
defense apparently - so they will commonly be
found around human dwellings. They will hide
under the house if there is a crawlspace, in an
attic if they can find an opening and a tree to
climb, in garages if access is provided through a
doggie door, or under decks in the yard.
The release of Skunk musk is purely defensive,
and used only as a last resort. When they are
frightened they first will stamp their front feet as
a warning to the attacker, and if the threat
remains the squirt of musk will follow. With the
right conditions this odor can be smelled up to a
mile away. There are a number of effective
deodorizers that can be used on surfaces
that have been sprayed, along with thorough
washing of the surface, which will remove
the odor. Recommended for washing are
solutions of sudsy ammonia, vinegar, or canned
tomatoes. If pets are sprayed, the harsh ammonia
solution should not be used, but the tomato
juice recommendation does seem to have some
good results. The vinegar and water solution
could also be used on the fur, carefully avoiding
the eyes of the pet.
Another very serious problem associated with
Skunks is rabies, and in many parts of the U.S.
Skunks are considered to be THE PRIMARY
CARRIER of this disease. Sampling studies in
California over a five year period determined that
as much as 65% of Skunks are infected with the
disease, and rabies can be transmitted to people
or pets when bitten by the infected skunk. This
is a very serious disease, and will cause human
death if not treated. To quote from a U. S.
Department of Agriculture bulletin on skunks,
they also are carriers of leptospirosis, listeriosis,
canine distemper, canine hepatitis, Q-fever,
tularemia, and trypanosoma. Skunks also are
heavily infested with ticks, fleas, and mites,
some of which themselves are vectors of
diseases humans can catch.
Skunk exclusion, trapping, relocation and
deodorizing is the only humane way to rid your
property of these live stink bombs. Contact Fort
Worth based Assassin Exterminating Today
to Trap that Skunk now!
Our years of Animal Trapping experience enable us to thoroughly inspect your home or business,
locate the problem quickly, recommend and immediately implement a solution.
We gently and humanely live trap, remove, and relocate wildlife, other animals and reptiles to a safer
environment in accordance with and dependent upon Local, State and Federal regulations.
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