For Professional Skunk Removal, Call (800) 457-8630
Wildlife Removal in Virginia uses humane, time-tested techniques for skunk control to prevent future infestations. We begin with an inspection to identify where, why and how skunks enter your home or office building. If we find an infestation, we remove the skunks using humane traps. Then to prevent more skunks from entering, we use exclusion techniques to seal their entry ways. We also help you identify and secure potential food sources inside and outside to detract the skunks from returning. If the skunks left a mess, our team can also clean up and sanitize the infested areas and safely dispose of any waste.
The most frequent complaint is of skunks digging under the stoops or steps of your home or business to gain access to a decent place to live and raise their young. This becomes a problem if a home or business owner has a dog or cat, and the dog or cat and the skunk meet. The skunk usually wins these type of encounters, and the results of it will last a VERY long time on your pet’s coat. Skunks are one of the top carriers of rabies in Virginia. Always contact a professional skunk removal expert to handle your skunk problems.
The Habits of Skunks
The Striped Skunk is the skunk that causes the most problems throughout Virginia, although the Eastern Spotted Skunk is also found in the State. Striped skunks are short, stocky mammals about the size of a domestic house cat. They typically have a triangular-shaped head tapering to a blunt nose, a large bushy tail, and large feet equipped with well-developed claws. Their color pattern is typically characterized by two prominent white stripes down the back in a coat of jet black fur. The amount of white on the back varies tremendously, from just a patch on the head to stripes covering the entire back. Spotted skunks are about one-half the size of striped skunks and are much more weasel-like. They are readily distinguishable by white spots in front of each ear and on the forehead and four to six broken white stripes on the back. These animals are much more nervous than striped skunks and are better climbers. Spotted Skunks are an endangered species and are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Skunks are nocturnal, becoming active from sunset to slightly after sunrise. Female skunks are not great travelers, whereas male skunks may travel up to four or five miles a night during breeding season. Skunks mate in February and the young are born in May and June. Usually five to nine young kits are born in a litter, but there can be as many as 18 or as few as two. Young skunks are weaned when they are about two months old. Families break up during August and September when the young leave to find their own homes.
Skunks are prone to distemper and rabies and therefore can pose a dangerous health risk to the community. If you notice a skunk acting strangely, aggressive or nervous, wandering in the daytime, or tame and listless, do not approach it. Parents should warn children never to approach or pet a skunk or any other wild animal.
Contact Us For Skunk Removal
Wildlife Removal in Virginia will remove skunk from in and around your home. We can also secure your home or building from future intrusions with skunk exclusion. High quality work and excellent customer satisfaction is our goal. Call Wildlife Removal services at (800) 457-8630 for permanent solutions to your skunk control problem!