Skunks are perhaps one of the scariest wildlife to cross paths with. Not only because they can carry dangerous rabies, but because they omit an obnoxious odor that could leave you smelling terrible for days.
Once these critters take habitat around our homes, the only thing we want to do is get them out as soon as possible and prevent them from gaining access again. But it’s not as easy as shooing them away. You need a professional trained in wildlife capture and relocation and you need someone who can help remedy the access points they are using to take shelter in these unwanted areas.
Why Skunks Like Decks
While intolerable to us, skunks are sharing the spaces under our homes because to them, it’s just like the areas they’re used to in the wild. It’s dark, easy to scratch through and keeps them safe from predators while still near a food source (likely your trash cans). You can typically tell that a skunk has set-up camp under your deck if there are access holes around the perimeter. Never try to go into or stick or hands in there as bites and scratches can transmit disease or you may get sprayed.
How to Get Rid of Skunks
If you’re dealing with skunks and want them gone, your best option is to contact a wildlife removal company who is trained in the proper methods to trap and remove the skunks so they are no longer under your deck. These professionals will set up cages at the entrance and exit points around your deck, once trapped they will handle removing the skunk far enough from your property so that it will not return.
Doing Necessary Repairs
Unfortunately, the job is not done once the skunks are removed. In order to prevent this from occurring again, you’ll need to consider repairs or upgrades around your property to keep future critters away. Chicken wire can be used to limit access but you’ll also want to think about a better location and storage for your trash as to not attract any new visitors.
At Anderson Wildlife Control, we work to safely rid your residential or commercial property in Connecticut of annoying critters including skunks, bats, moles, birds and beavers and use humane animal removal tactics. We also offer screening and repair services to help keep the critters out in the future. Contact us today.