Animals digging in your yard? Skunk odors? Skunks under your home or porch? These are oftentimes indicators that skunks are living on or near your property. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective skunk removal and exclusion services.

Skunk Removal

Landowners risk the possibility of being sprayed when they approach skunks. Mishandling can also lead to bites, which require immediate professional medical attention. So, instead of attempting removal, property owners should call Critter Control to assist with skunk problems. We employ only expert-level pest professionals to ensure jobs are done right and in the safest way possible.

Skunk Damage

Sprayed from the anal glands, skunk secretions cause horrible odors and temporary blindness and can hit predators and people up to 10 feet away. Although skunks are mostly detested for their odor, they also damage landscapes, plants, and structures when they dig for food.

Keeping Skunks Out

While control methods, like erecting fences, help to keep skunks away, more effort is often necessary to seriously reduce the possibility of infestation. Ensuring that skunks cannot get under building foundations by sealing openings with mesh wire is one method. Individuals can also attempt to limit food and water availability. To start, secure trash bins, limit rodent populations, and block entry to pet and livestock feeds. Keeping landscapes free of debris, such as overgrown shrubs and firewood piles, also deters skunk presence.

Health Concerns from Skunks

One of the most common carriers of rabies, skunks are also known transmitters of canine distemper, hepatitis, tularemia, and Q-fever.

Skunk Facts

North American skunks usually have distinct black and white markings with long claws used for digging. Skunks are well-known for their foul, pungent smell. Two of the most prominent North American species are the spotted and the striped skunk. These are the two species you will find here in the Triad region. Skunks in the wild live on average two to four years and they usually are 20 to 30 inches long and weigh 6 to 10 pounds.

Get Rid of Skunks

Don’t let skunks sneak up on you! Take advantage of our wildlife control expertise. Call today and let us take care of your skunk problems: (336) 895-1993 in Winston-Salem & (336) 306-8944 in Greensboro.

Critter Control of The Triad Service Area

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This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Four L Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of The Triad