Skunk Removal Services
Skunk Removal Services – Upstate NY
Knowing that you have a skunk problem is simple. It takes only one thing to notice. The smell. Skunks prefer to den in abandoned holes and hollow logs, as well as under decks, porches, sheds, and other secluded areas. Skunks typically prefer dens that have good drainage and protection from the elements.
Unlike rats, weasels, mink, and raccoons, skunks do not typically climb fences. Because of this, skunks will dig holes in lawns and gardens to search for food. A skunk’s diet consists of both plants and animals. They eat considerably more animals during spring and summer months when insects are readily available. Skunks love grasshoppers, beetles, and crickets mostly, but they will also eat earthworms, bird eggs, garbage and pet food. Skunks will dig holes in lawns and gardens to search for food. They dig small, 3-4 inch cone-shaped holes or patches that are noticed by creating piles of upturned earth.
Skunk spray is not known to contain the rabies virus. However, skunks are a rabies vector species. Because of this you want to avoid being bitten by and coming into unprotected contact with bodily fluids of skunks. Call Upstate NY Wildlife Control immediately if you have a skunk issue, so we can help you remove it safely and humanely. Remember, skunks will not defend themselves unless they are cornered or harmed. They typically warn you before discharging their scent by stomping their front feet rapidly and arching their tails over their backs. If you experience this threat you should retreat quietly and slowly. Avoid making loud noises or quick movements.
Cheap Wildlife Control Tip: If you’ve been sprayed by a skunk, mix 1 quart hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 teaspoon dish-washing liquid. Use this mixture to shampoo yourself while avoiding contact with your eyes. Clean, rinse and repeat as needed.
If you have any skunk issues in or near Baldwinsville, please give us a call and we can help remove them immediately!