Debunking 10 Wildlife Removal Myths to Give You a Feral Free Home Have you ever had a wild invader in the house? Do you know some Wildlife Removal Myths that exist? If yes, you are not alone. Practically all of us have one or the other uninvited critter making their way into our properties. And […]
Have A Skunk In Your Clarksville Yard?
Call us now! We offer competitive pricing and complimentary assessments. If skunks make their home under your porch or home, chances are they will be giving birth there, and maybe even dying there (trust us, the smell of a dead skunk is unimaginable!). Learn more about skunk diseases.
Note: Before relocating a skunk, always check to see if they have babies in the area. Baby skunks are called ‘kits’ and a group of skunks is called a ‘surfeit’ (impress someone with this during trivia night!). Our Clarksville wildlife removal experts have the tools and training to safely handle these very strong nuisance animals. Learn more about diseases skunks can carry that can be transmitted to you or your pets.
Skunks Can Carry Diseases
Skunks carry diseases and parasites, including rabies, distemper and mange. Any of these diseases can be transmitted to humans as well as your pets. Get all pets vaccinated against these harmful and fatal diseases as soon as possible. It’s also important to note that skunk removal is a specialty service and it requires special permitting and insurance.
Skunks May Spray You Or Your Pets
Skunks expel that awful odor as a defense mechanism against predators when they feel intimidated. They can spray up to 15 feet! This odor is extremely hard to get rid of, and honestly, most removal remedies just do not work. As others will tell you, skunk odor can take a very long time to get rid of.
If you get spray in your eyes, you will experience a bad burning sensation and often temporary blindness. Sprayed clothing is usually discarded as the smell is very hard to remove.
Skunks living in a crawlspace on your property will defecate, urinate and contaminate the insulation and soil. These droppings should be removed in the clean-up process to prevent diseases and parasites.
They also love to tear duct lines and use the insulation in their dens. Skunks often burrow under woodpiles and under piles of leaves.
Skunks May May Eat The Vegetables In Your Garden
Skunks often take up residence in the Clarksville area under sheds and in hot tubs. Since sheds are often elevated off the ground, this is a picture perfect place for raising a family. If there is an obvious shelter to have and raise babies, a skunk will seek it!
Before relocating a skunk, always check to see if they have babies in the area. If you are not familiar with skunk habitats and trapping, call experts from Alpha Wildlife to remove the skunks for you. A mother skunk should never be relocated without her young.
Alpha Wildlife Provides Skunk Services That Include:
- Skunk control in Clarksville area
- Skunk removal in the Clarksville area
- Skunk removal from crawlspaces in Clarksville area
- Skunk removal and protection in yards around Clarksville area
- Skunk odor neutralization
- Skunk control services that prevent future skunk infestations.
Most often, skunk removal is performed by setting traps or by wildlife exclusion. Skunk exclusion is simply the process of physically keeping the skunk from entering a hole or crack that allows entrance into the den they have made. Skunk trapping is more common in the Clarksville, TN area. After skunks are removed from your property, a wildlife specialist will fill the holes with cement to ensure that no other skunks in your area will utilize these open dens.
Clarksville, TN Skunk Prevention Experts
Make sure to choose the Clarksville, TN skunk removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about skunk removal and prevention in the Clarksville, TN area, follow us on Facebook or YouTube or call us at (615) 434-5331.
We service surrounding areas including Antioch, Bellevue, Belle Meade, Brentwood, Clarksville, Hendersonville, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Madison, Murfreesboro & Smyrna, TN.