Skunks are an important source of insect control, they benefit the environment by consuming not only insects, but small rodents and snakes as well. Most human and skunk interactions are negative. In many cases resulting in the spraying of a family pet. This mode of defense has been known to cause nausea and even intense pain, especially when shot directly in the eyes. When threatened or cornered, skunks can shoot their defensive spray up to twenty feet.
Skunks are more dangerous than just an awful smell, they carry various diseases harmful to both humans and domesticated animals, such as rabies, tularemia, and distemper. Additionally, they can host disease-causing parasites such as fleas, mites, ticks, and tapeworms. Their foraging and digging habits damage lawns, and gardens.
Getting rid of or controlling a skunk is not for everyone and most would not dare attempt it. It takes an expert with years of experience who knows how to control a skunk to avoid the extensive damage these cute furry fiends can do.
Greenshield Pest Control takes a humane approach to the removal of Skunks. Using our 3 Step process we will assess, remove and prevent and restore your home to ensure you remain Skunk free for years to come.
Inspection and Assessment
During this step, our expert wildlife technician will gather information from the home/cottage owner or resident and conduct both an interior and exterior assessment of you home or cottage, this service will take up to an hour depending upon the individual needs of your Skunk situation.
Gathering information, the information gathered from you is beneficial in your technician being able to focus his/her attention on the key areas and situations specific to your experiences and needs.
Your interior assessment, during the interior assessment the technician will require access to location where the skunk has been located as well as any other area where you have experienced Skunk sightings, droppings, excrement, digging and or damage. In these key areas he/she will be investigating to determine both the level of infestation as well as ascertaining it is a Skunk invader. Attention will be paid to digging sites, foraging evidence, damage incurred, bedding areas and the presence of Skunk babies. This information is necessary in the strategic removal of the unwanted Skunk from your home or cottage.
Your exterior assessment will be conducted After your interior assessment has been completed. Your technician will direct his/her attention to the exterior of your home or cottage. Here he/she will be focussed on finding the primary points of entry the Skunk has used to gain access to your home as well as any secondary or tertiary potential points of entry they could use in the instance that the primary points were sealed or compromised. Skunks often gain access to your home through openings caused by other wildlife or damage. They often frequent the spaces under porches, under sheds or out buildings or just take up residence within these uninhabited spaces.
Upon completion of the assessment the technician will do a walk through with you discussing and pointing out any areas of concern you should be made aware of. At this point your technician will create a strategic plan using experience, training and the information gathered from the assessment to both remove the skunk from your home or cottage as well as any exclusion, i.e. sealing, proofing, that is needed to assure the existing Skunk will be not be able to gain access to your home again. Nor any other Skunk.
Removal and Prevention
Greenshield has always taken the most immediate and effective approach to the removal of wildlife from homes and cottages. Our process is safe and effective for our clients, their children and their pets.
Interior removal of Skunks -Using the information gathered from our assessment, we develop a strategic plan for the placement of live traps and or one-way door excluders in key locations. Using over 30 years of knowledge and experience to select the right bait to lure the very wary wildlife back to the outdoors.
Live Trapping – Whenever possible Greenshield prefers to allow Skunks to exit willingly, however in some situations the capture and removal of an unwanted invader is necessary. In such a case live traps are set up and monitored often to assure the offending captive is released quickly and safely back into the outdoors.
One Way Door Excluders –The best way to exit is to go back out the way you came in, most Skunk invaders are actively entering and exiting your home gathering food, accessing water and even collecting nesting material. The best way to remove an unwanted guest is to let them leave but refuse them to re-enter. In most Skunk situations a one-way door excluder is attached to the primary entry point a critter is using. It is a cage like structure with a draw bridge that once crossed will trigger a door mechanism to close so the unwanted guest can no longer re-enter. This results in no fear for the skunk and no horrible odor left behind.
Baby Boxes -Greenshield Pest Control has a humane approach to pest control, we assure babies are never left behind or separated from their mothers. In the situation of Skunk babies a heated, secure, protective baby box is administered to house the infants until the Mother feels safe to collect and relocate them.
Exclusion -The best way to control any wildlife is to not allow them into your home. Using the information gained during the assessment we provide the necessary exclusion needed to seal and proof your home closing off any potential entry points and securing any secondary or tertiary potential points of entry to ensure you remain Skunk free for years to come.
Restoration and Follow Up
Once your technician has completed the removal and prevention work, they will schedule any follow up appointments necessary to check any traps and assess the success of eviction with all one-way doors and finally remove these from your home or cottage. Once your Skunk situation is controlled successfully Greenshield Pest Control can offer services in disinfection, deodorization and restoration. Our technicians are fully trained to provide any cleanup or decontamination needed to reduce the risk posed by Skunk odor or waste within your home or cottage.
Finally, we will review the success of Skunk removal and provide you with a written warranty.
We’re not done until you’re satisfied. Every job that Greenshield completes is backed by our 100% guarantee.
Our 100% guarantee assures you the peace of mind in knowing that Greenshield will be there if issues arise in the future. We also offer extended warranties.