The defense mechanism of a skunk is well known; however, they can cause a lot of expensive damage to your property in the greater Nashville area.
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. These burrowing skunks may lead to weakening foundation structures which can lead to expensive damage as they can destroy your electrical work and plumbing.
Skunks 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 and disinfected right away in order to prevent diseases and parasites.
Skunks love to tear duct lines and use the insulation in their dens. Skunks often burrow under woodpiles and under piles of leaves and may even eat all of the vegetables in your garden! These animals will also often take up residence in the Nashville area under sheds and in hot tubs. Since sheds are often elevated off the ground, this is a picture perfect place for raising a family. If there is an obvious shelter to have and raise babies, a skunk will seek it!
If skunks make their home under your porch or home, chances are they will be giving birth there, and maybe even dying there (trust us, the smell of a dead skunk is unimaginable!). Before relocating a skunk, always check to see if they have babies in the area. Our Knoxville 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.
Besides their foul odor, you want skunks away from your home or property because they come with diseases. Learn more about diseases skunks can carry. Any of these diseases can be transmitted to humans as well as your pets. Get all pets vaccinated against these harmful and fatal diseases as soon as possible.
Alpha Wildlife’s professionally trained skunk removers have the knowledge, experience and equipment to get rid of skunk odor quickly.
Alpha Wildlife Nashville 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.
Call our wildlife removal specialists for raccoon removal, bat removal, squirrel removal, skunk removal, bird removal, snake removal and more in the greater Nashville, TN area.
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