Removal & Control
Houston Skunk Trappers
Skunks in your living space can be a serious nuisance and a great source of distress. This is no surprise because no one wants to have these smelly creatures around them. Despite their smelly nature, skunks are actually not ugly or scary creatures. They have basic black fur and a large furry tail, with two white stripes running down their bodies from head to tail.
Skunks are small mammals, approximately the same size as house cats, and they look like they could make good pets themselves. But unfortunately, these creatures have the most awful habit of spraying an extremely repulsive oily substance around their environment. Skunks emit this foul-smelling liquid from their anal glands to mark their territory or to ward off intruders and attackers. They are capable of spraying this liquid up to 20 feet, and they use it as their primary defense mechanism.
Skunks have adapted to living in the suburbs, and they are currently one of the most common nuisance wildlife in cities across the US. Skunks will find shelter under decks or porches, sometimes they burrow into the ground, and other times they take shelter in small groups under a shed, deck, or porch. Call now for skunk removal and trapper services.
What problems do Houston skunks cause?
Wildlife on your property is always bad news because every animal pest comes with its share of problems, and skunks are no different. These animals are capable of doing some significant damage to your property, and they also pose a health risk to those who live or work in a building where skunks are.
The first and most obvious problem associated with skunks is the foul smell that’s left in their wake. If there are skunks on your property and around your place of work, you will certainly get a whiff of an awful smell every once in a while. This famous skunk spray is a sulfur-containing liquid which is why it has a strong and lasting smell.
If a skunk feels threatened, it sprays this liquid on the intruder or attacker to get them to back off. It’s their gift from nature to defend themselves from predators, and it works perfectly because both humans and animals find it offensive, and it can temporarily blind the victim giving the skunk enough time to get away.
Another problem with skunks is their tendency to create holes around your lawn, garden, flower beds, and around your property. Skunks feed on small insects, small animals, and grubs, and they have to move earth to find these creatures. Skunks on your property will occasionally leave fresh piles of dirt which can ruin your landscape or garden. Another bad news for gardeners is that skunks also eat plants and fruits, therefore they can cause even more damage to a fruit and vegetable garden.
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What diseases do skunks carry?
Skunks are generally bad news, not only to your landscape and garden but also to the humans around them. Skunks carry rabies, in fact, they are one of the top 3 animals that carry the rabies virus on the East Coast of the United States. A skunk attack, be it a bite or scratch, is a very serious problem and should be treated as an emergency.
If someone is bitten or scratched by a rabid skunk, chances are they will get infected with the rabies virus. Rabies is a deadly virus. Without urgent medical care, the chances of survival are very small. Once a person becomes rabid or develops the symptoms, they are most like going to die.
A skunk attack should never be left untreated because without treatment rabies is usually fatal. And since there isn’t a way of telling if a skunk is infected with the virus or not, the best way of avoiding this risk is to quickly exclude these animals from your property. At Quality Pest & Wildlife LLC, we have seasoned experts with both professional skills and field experience on skunk removal and control.
How are skunks removed?
Houston Skunk Removal: Skunks are generally very difficult to approach because of the foul liquid they emit, therefore removing these animals usually involves live trapping and relocation. However, the trapping process is certainly no easy task; it requires special skills and experience, appropriate certification, and licenses. Successful skunk trapping and removal can only be achieved when you are familiar with the lifestyle and habits of these animals.
To successfully trap and exclude skunks, our experts at Quality Pest & Wildlife LLC will first survey the property to understand the extent of the skunk infestation and how many skunks are involved. Our removal methods are 100% guaranteed, and we ensure the safety of the animals and the humans around. We set traps for skunks and once they are successfully captured in the cages, we remove them from the environment and take them very far away for proper relocation. We also clean up after the animals.
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