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How to Get Rid of Skunks: Tips for Removal

So you have a skunk problem — it can happen to even those who take the proper precautionary measures to ensure that their home is protected. Before this stinky situation gets out of hand, it is important to take the right steps to remove skunks. The best way to remove skunks is to leave it to the professionals, but if you do want to do it yourself, there are some tips and tricks to do it thoroughly. At Critter Wranglers in Tennessee, we help people with their wildlife and pest problems and we can help you with your tricky skunk removal! Keep reading to learn more about skunk removal and contact our team of professionals to take care of your problem today!

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Enclose Your Home

An open home can be a very inviting territory for skunks that are lost inside communities that are not their own. If you have open spaces around your house, specifically underneath your deck or other places that are cool, skunks can become very comfortable making their new home under there. Typically, where there is one skunk burrowing around your home, there are going to be others. Be consistent in ensuring that your home is well enclosed and that spaces in cool places are blocked off from uninvited guests.   

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Be Mindful of What is Outside

If you have trash or food left outside, this can be a reason for your skunk problem. It is important to properly dispose of your trash, especially food into enclosed containers to ensure that skunks are unable to get into it. Containers that simply close are often not enough — consider using locked containers so skunks and other wildlife animals are not able to make their way into the trash and become comfortable with that being their main source of food. 

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Use Caution

On top of skunks being able to leave a lingering smell, they can also be very dangerous. Skunks are a primary source of rabies and can be very harmful if they scratch or bite you. Even if you try to suit up with home gear, they can still harm you, especially if they feel they are being threatened. If you do try to remove skunks yourself, make sure you keep your distance from them and try to cover as much skin as possible to create a barrier between you and the skunk.

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Leave It to the Pros

The best possible way to ensure proper skunk removal is to let the professionals take care of it. Not only can we remove your skunk problem, but we can also help you determine why the problem is happening. Our team of professionals can take a look around your home to help you find the cause of the unwanted guests. 

If you are experiencing a skunk problem, there are steps you can take to minimize the situation and remove them yourself. However, the best solution for this problem is to get help from professionals. At Critter Wrangler, we understand how annoying it can be to have a skunk problem and we can take care of the problem quickly and efficiently. Our technicians are just a phone call away! Call us today to learn more about our skunk removal services.