Skunks are one of the most popular species of wildlife that we are called upon for removal in Houston. They can be found living in crawlspaces, under front and rear porch and patio and basements in homes and businesses throughout Texas. They also take up residence under sheds, in hot tubs and outbuildings. An elevated shed is perfect for raising a family.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of them is the awful smell. They can spray children, pets, and members of your household. Even if a member of your family isn’t directly sprayed, they can spray animals on your property and leave a long lasting unpleasant odor. Attempting to remove them yourself puts you at an increased risk of being sprayed. We take care of odor free skunk removal throughout Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery Counties, Texas. Hiring a professional the safest way to remove these striped critters and it’s also the easiest.
Skunks Under Home, Patio Crawlspace
Skunks are ground dwelling animals and your porch, deck, or crawlspace is perfect for them. They can cause damage to your Sandy Springs property by chewing and gnawing. They can find their way through grating and nest under your house. At this point they leave droppings everywhere. Cornering one can lead to them scratching, biting, and spraying everywhere.
A dead Skunk under the porch, patio or crawlspace is a service that we perform. This can include the deodorization of the area. They do occasionally die in unusual places and they must be removed as soon as possible. We have even found one in a wall. Leaving it will only make the problem worse and cause further damage to your home and attract other animals and insects. Removing them is the first step to making your home healthy again. Get rid of them the right way, before the problem gets out of control.
Odor Free Skunk Removal
Skunk removal should only be attempted by people who understand the danger this animal can present. We know this danger first hand and have the tools and training to safely handle these animals. There is always a possibility of getting sprayed when trapping a skunk. This often happens when they feel endangered. We know the best ways to trap and remove them.
Getting rid of a skunk is a process that should be carried out with proper planning and procedures. This can be done in an efficient manner with the proper tools and training. If I had one in my home, I would want a professional that could remove them quickly and humanely. They will dig for grubs, a process called “grubbing” in lawns and landscapes. Grubs are a great source of protein for them.
They also carry rabies, distemper and mange. These diseases can be transmitted to humans and pets. Make sure your pets have been vaccinated against these harmful and fatal diseases.
Skunk Trapping FAQs
I have a skunk living under my porch/deck/house, how do I get him to leave?
The safest and easiest way to remove a skunk is to call us. We understand skunks and know the best way to trap these animals without having them spray.
Can't I just use a repellent?
Mothballs, ultrasonic sound emitters, and other DIY repellents do not work. There is no quick and easy fix when it comes to skunk removal. The best method is to have a professional trap and remove them.
Do skunks carry diseases?
Skunks can frequently be susceptible to rabies. Don’t let your pets or family come into contact with skunks and risk possible infection.