Do Not Attempt These 3 Things If You Have A Skunk On Your Propert

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1. Don't Get Too Close:

Getting too close to a skunk might lead to unpleasant consequences. Skunks typically only spray when absolutely necessary when they sense danger. Keep a safe distance, usually at least 10 feet, from the skunk to avoid being sprayed. If you need to view or interact with the animal, choose calm, quiet movements rather than sudden movements or loud noises that can scare them.


2. Avoid DIY Skunk Removal:

Self-removal attempts can result in skunk spray incidents and possible injuries. When handled directly or with traps, skunks may grow agitated and spray as a kind of defense. It is preferable to contact experts, such as A+ Wildlife Control, who have the knowledge and experience necessary to securely and humanely trap and relocate the skunk without endangering you or the animal.


3. Don't Block Their Exit:

While it may seem like a sensible idea to block off all exits in order to contain a skunk inside a small area, doing so can have unfavorable consequences. Skunks may feel intimidated when cornered and turn to spraying as a kind of defense. Give the skunk a clear, unhindered departure instead, such an open door or window. If skunks think they have an escape route, they are more likely to leave freely.

If you have skunks near your home, we can help. Our skilled skunk removal team will assess your situation and safely remove them. When in doubt, its always best to hire a professional. Don't take a chance and call us today.