skunk removal

Skunk Removal

Skunks are one of the most beautiful animals in Northern Virginia. They are black with long white stripes. They are also the worst smelling animal. But it is not fun to have skunks around your home. Skunks cause problems to Northern Virginia residents a number of ways. Skunks will live and nest under decks, skunks dig holes under porches and skunks can live in sheds. They are also so known to dig up yards, this is called skunk grubbing. If you are experiencing skunk problems in Virginia give us a call and have one of our professional skunk removal specialists come out and assess the skunk problem.

Skunk Problems in Virginia?

Customers have skunk problems for a number of reasons. Most common is when skunks decide to live under or around a home. You will notice a small half moon hole where the skunk digs under your front porch or the skunk is beneath your shed. You could also keep smelling skunks around the house. The skunks may be there just to give birth but in the spring it is common the skunks are giving birth underneath the structure. Skunks like giving birth and raising skunk babies under porches and sheds because there is normally an open space beneath. All the skunk has to do is dig a little hole and it opens up for a perfect skunk breeding ground.
We also get asked alot, what digs little holes in my yard? This could be skunks. Skunks eat grubs that live in yards. When the skunk locates a grub, mainly by smell, the skunk will dig the yard up and make little funnel like excavations. This is where he digs until he catches the grubs and eats them. If you are having skunks digging in the yard, it is also a sign that there are skunks living nearby.

How to remove skunks

We are a professional skunk removal company in Virginia. One of our skunk removal technicians will come out and perform a full site assessment. We will determine if a skunk is living around your property or under your porch. Then determine a skunk trapping or skunk removal plan. We specialize in no spray skunk trapping. Sometimes we may just opt to trap the skunk and remove it. If the skunk is living under something we may install a skunk one way door to allow it to exit and not get back in. All skunk removal jobs are different and it is best to leave it up to one of our trained skunk trappers.

Once the skunks are gone we will look into skunk proofing your home. For skunks coming in your yard it may be as simple as fixing the holes in your fence to keep skunks out. For skunks under the porch we may have to install a skunk proof barrier. To skunk proof a porch or a shed we can dig a trench around the entire perimeter and install skunk proof wire. This way when a new skunk decides to make a home under your porch it will not be able to get under there. Skunk proof barriers also keep out many other wildlife such as groundhogs, snakes and opossums.

Why to use a professional skunk trapping company?

We highly recommend using a professional skunk removal company. Because we all know skunks smell and will spray when provoked. Over the years we have devices multiple skunk trapping and removal methods to keep skunks from spraying. We have spray proof skunk traps and other methods to calm the skunks down and allow us to handle them around your home without smelling up the neighborhood. Once we remove your skunks we also can skunk proof the house or area and keep skunks out in the future. Remember once you know a skunk is living under your porch or shed it is only a matter of time before the skunks sprays. Get skunks out now.