If a skunk made its home under your porch or home, chances are it will be giving birth there, and maybe even dying there (trust us, the smell of a dead skunk is unimaginable!). It’s important to note that before relocating a skunk, our wildlife professionals will always check to see if they have babies in the area.
Our Goodlettsville wildlife removal experts have the tools and training to safely handle these very strong nuisance animals. Learn more about diseases skunks can carry that can be transmitted to you or your pets.
We have many years dealing with skunks and learning their habits. This allows us to inspect your crawlspace for habitation, remove them and offer best practices to prevent skunks from entering your crawl spaces & ducts again. If you smell or see a dead animal in your home or it runs in a crawlspace under your home, we will remove them too.
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 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.
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.
Skunks can burrow under your house and cause major damage to your electrical work and plumbing. It could also cause weakening of the foundation structures which can then lead to expensive damage costs. As these creatures live in your crawlspace or on your property, they will certainly defecate, urinate and contaminate the insulation and soil. These droppings should be removed in the clean-up process to prevent diseases and parasites.
Before relocating a skunk, always check to see if they have babies in the area. If you are not familiar with skunk habitats and trapping, call experts from Alpha Wildlife to remove the skunks for you. A mother skunk should never be relocated without her young.
Make sure to choose the Goodlettsville skunk removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about skunk removal and prevention in the Goodlettsville, TN area, follow us on Facebook or YouTube or call us at (615) 434-5331.