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The word “skunk” is often enough to strike fear into the hearts of anyone who has encountered this animal before. They’re known for their awful sprays that leave victims with a smelly problem. If you have a skunk on your property, then you need to act quickly to have the animal removed before they can strike whether you live in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth, Dewey, Lewes, or another part of coastal Delaware.
Skunks are most often found in areas beneath decks, sheds, and porches on residential properties. These spaces are ideal for skunks, as they afford a safe and sheltered place to make their den and raise their young. In the creation of these dens, skunks tend to destroy insulation and other building materials along the way. They will typically dig around in areas nearby their den when searching for food, which is a frequent occurrence.
Skunks are not only a bother to humans, but they can be dangerous to your pets as well. Not to mention, the spray can extend from the skunk to almost 15 feet away! Getting the awful smell out of your dog’s fur will surely be a strenuous process, so it’s ideal for every family member that the skunk be dealt with shortly after it is discovered.
Trapping and relocating skunks is the best way to ensure they don’t cause trouble around your property. Thankfully, Bay Area Wildlife Solutions is here to help you. We will come in, trap the animal, and relocate them to a better location. Afterwards, we will come back and provide repair and exclusion services as needed to restore the damaged areas of your home to their original state.
Though wild animals might not be welcome in and around your home, they deserve to live out their lives, and we are here to help make that happen. Bay Area Wildlife uses humane removal and preventative practices to ensure your home becomes and stays pest-free, and we avoid lethal methods as often as possible.
As more and more forests and woodlands are destroyed and degraded, more and more squirrels seek refuge in human dwellings. It’s an unfair and a viscous cycle, but it is still important for both parties to remove the squirrels from your home. If you have a squirrel living in your home that’s giving you trouble don’t hesitate, give us a call today. We are open 24/7 and are always available for emergency squirrel removal, and can schedule an appointment for any non-emergencies.
Skunks are well-known for smelling bad and for spreading that smell to people who threaten them. Like opossums, skunks are nocturnal and you will likely notice their activity at night. Their smell is likely the most noticeable sign of their presence.
Before an adult skunk sprays their victims, there are several warning displays you should take note of. The first is a little stomp. A lot of small animals, including rabbits, will stomp to try and intimidate perceived threats. After a stomp, the skunk will then raise up to a vertical position and try to make itself bigger. Then, finally, the skunk will spray. Skunks can spray accurately up to 8 feet behind them and they can do this from their vertical or horizontal positions. Kits, or baby skunks, can spray once they turn 3 months old. However, it should be noted that adult skunks will only spray in dire situations, as they only have so much of the chemical inside of them and they need time to make more. As long as you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. Contact a wildlife removal specialist to handle your skunk problem.
If you or your pet have been sprayed by a skunk, then you’re probably desperate to get rid of that awful, musky smell. The first step to dealing with this is to stay outside. If you get into a car or you go into your home, the smell will follow you, and it likes to linger.
Though conventional wisdom recommends tomato juice, this method of getting rid of skunk spray doesn’t actually work. What you need is the following:
Mix these things together and lather up. Make sure to let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then rinse. Do not under any circumstances store this mixture in a closed container, as it will explode. There are also over-the-counter remedies that you can find at pet stores that will work on your dogs or pets.
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