Skunks are not only smelly creatures, but they can also cause significant damage to your home. Skunks spray a foul-smelling, oily fluid from two glands near the base of their tail. Skunk spray is notoriously hard to remove from skin and if sprayed in the eyes, causes intense pain and temporary blindness. Newborn skunks can spray when they are eight days old, long before they develop the ability to aim, a month later. It is important to catch them early and remove them from your property. We’ll humanely trap and remove your skunk so you can breathe easy again!
What To Do When Sprayed By A Skunk
Pets and children are often sprayed by skunks, making them unbearable to be around – sometimes for weeks! If you or your pet is sprayed, immediately wash the affected area and throw away the contaminated clothing. Do not attempt to wash the sprayed clothing in your washing machine!
For large pets, simply double the amounts of these three ingredients. Wash your pet outside, shampooing your pets hair thoroughly with the mixture. The mixture will fizz as the baking soda and peroxide are combined. If possible, avoid getting any of this mixture in your pet’s eyes or on its nose. Please note, you may need to reapply this mixture multiple times depending on the severity of the skunk odor.
Finding shelter is a skunks first priority. Skunks rarely dig new burrows, but will if they see a prime location under an existing structure. They prefer to seek out existing holes they can call their own. Skunks often den under houses, sheds, hot tubs, decks and other structures. After finding a den, skunks search for sources of food. Skunks dig small, funnel shaped holes in your lawn and garden as they search for worms, grubs and other insects. When natural sources of food aren’t available, skunks eat fruit, vegetables, trash and pet food. When skunks are threatened, they will try to run away. Skunks that can’t get away will arch their back, raise their tail, stomp their feet and as a last resort, spray.
Skunk Trapping & Removal
We understand skunk behavior and have 20 years experience trapping and removing skunks from properties all over the Delaware valley region. Trapping skunks can be a difficult process because they like to spray their stinky scent when they feel threatened. Not only can they spray you, but skunks have also been known to carry rabies, presenting a real threat to your family and pets. Our state licensed, trapping professionals come equipped to take on the task with special gear to humanely trap and remove pesky skunks from any property.
If you’re seeing skunks around your property, we strongly recommend an exclusion service for your home to keep them from returning. Skunks use already existing openings at ground level as dens. We eliminate the presence of future skunks by sealing any openings that they might use.
Why Do People Trust Patriot To Remove Skunks?
Patriot Pest Solutions offers over 20 years experience in skunk removal and trapping. We’re family owned and locally operated. Patriot Pest Solutions is a fully insured and licensed with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, National Wildlife Control Operators Association and the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. All of our certified, state-licensed technicians are fully insured and ready to eliminate your skunk problem. Our treatment methodology was devised by our own in-house Associate Certified Entomologist, one of twelve in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a FREE evaluation of your skunk infestation.
NWCOA Certified Pros
We’re Certified Wildlife Professionals by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Our technicians are up to date with the latest training and certifications to provide you with the best and safest wildlife management service possible.
Proud Members of the PTA
We’re proud to be a part of the Pennsylvania Trapper’s Association which promotes the humane trapping of wildlife. The Pennsylvania Trappers Association grew from just a handful of trappers in 1936 to become the largest state trapper’s organization in the United States.