Skunks have a familiar black and white body, and just seeing one scares most people to back away from them quickly! A slang term for skunks is ‘pole cats’. Skunks are a member of the weasel family and are slow-moving mammals with strong front legs with ample claws that allow them to dig holes in yards.
Most skunks are about the same size as a house cat and are usually shy in nature. They are usually not confrontational. It’s their pungent odor that gets everyone’s attention! This smell secretes from the skunks’ anal glands. Most of the time you smell a skunk nearby much quicker than you see one.
Skunk removal is one of our specialties. We trap and remove skunks from back yards, under porches, or in the duct lines, HVAC lines and crawlspaces of your Belle Meade area home or business. After skunks are removed, we repair the damage as crawlspace damage often involves some duct damage as well. Call us now! We offer competitive pricing and complimentary assessments.
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Skunks love to tear duct lines and use the insulation in their dens. Knowing their behavior and habits help with safe removal. Once a skunk has moved under your home, quick action is required to minimize their damage. The skunk can spay or die inside your duct line! No doubt this would be quite unpleasant!
Skunks will often dig holes and burrow under the front steps of homes or buildings, or under decks or sheds to secure a place to live and have babies. Sometimes they dig up your yard in an attempt to find the perfect spot to build their den.
Burrowing by skunks could cause weakening of foundation structures which can lead to expensive damage. Their burrowing can also cause major damage to your electrical work and plumbing. These animals living in a crawlspace on your property will defecate, urinate and contaminate the insulation and soil. These droppings should be removed in the clean-up process to prevent diseases and parasites.
So, what exactly should you do about you skunk infestation? Whether a skunk has sprayed in your yard, garage, patio or under your house or deck, we can get rid of the odor today – just call our licensed and trained Belle Meade area wildlife removal specialists. We have the tools and training to safely handle these very strong nuisance animals.
Alpha Wildlife also provides dead skunk removal services and deodorization. Leaving a dead skunk in your yard will probably make the problem worse as it will attract other animals, insects, and parasites.
Skunks expel that awful odor as a defense mechanism against predators when they feel intimidated. They can spray up to 15 feet! This odor is extremely hard to get rid of, and honestly, most removal remedies just do not work. As others will tell you, skunk odor can take a very long time to get rid of. If you get spray in your eyes, you will experience a bad burning sensation and often temporary blindness. Sprayed clothing is usually discarded as the smell is very hard to remove.
Make sure to choose the Belle Meade skunk removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about skunk removal and prevention in the Belle Meade TN area, follow us on Facebook or YouTube or call us at (615) 434-5331.