Skunk Removal Florence

Skunks are cute, but they can be a huge nuisance for homeowners. They come into people's yards and gardens to look for food and water. If you have skunks in or around your yard, don't worry! There are many ways that we can help you get rid of them. Experts at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence will discuss how to get rid of them so that you never have to deal with them again!

Skunk walking in the garden
Skunks are a common sighting in suburbs

We are happy to provide wildlife pest control services to surrounding areas of Florence, Richland County, Greenville, Columbia, Blythewood, Irmo, Chapin, Lexington, Camden, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, and more!

AAAC Wildlife Removal company can trap, remove, and humanely relocate wildlife. Skunks are usually attracted to yards by pet foods left outside in bowls or dishes that don’t get cleaned out on a regular basis, as well as birdseed scattered around your property. They will also look for places where they might find warmth during colder months. These include fireplaces and sheds, or even a crawl space under the house if it’s accessible from outside.

Skunk Removal Florence

Skunks are common throughout the United States, including in many locations in South Carolina. They are attracted to residential areas because they provide easy access to food, water, and shelter. Skunk problems can be frustrating and difficult to handle. The smell is usually the first sign that a skunk problem has arisen on your property, which can cause serious health risks for both people and pets. They usually reside near water sources because they need to drink and bathe regularly. These wild animals can also be found living near dumpsters, garbage cans, or any other place that provides an easy meal for them.

Skunks usually target gardens because they are looking for easy access to fresh vegetables and fruits. They also like pet foods that have been left out at night or any other place where there is an ample supply of food available. The most common nuisance skunk is a mother with her babies. They are not usually aggressive unless they feel threatened or cornered, but if you provoke them, especially when they have their young ones nearby, then they can become very dangerous. This is why it’s best to call a qualified professional from wildlife pest control companies in Florence before the skunk population escalates.

AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence provides professional wildlife removal services. We will get rid of any visible signs of skunks, such as their droppings, nests, eggs, and burrows from your property. Our wildlife removal team will also remove any other wildlife issue problem you may have, such as raccoons or opossums. We are licensed and insured for your protection.

When skunks come into contact with humans and pets, they can be dangerous!

Skunk Appearance

Skunk appearance will vary depending on the particular species but they all share a black-and-white coloration with two large stripes running from head to tail along their backs. Skunks can be identified by their prominent nose, which has an elongated snout and two small holes on each side of it to allow for better smelling capabilities than other animals.

Skunks are more active at night when they come out looking for insects or eating grubs in lawns or gardens. They eat insects, rodents, frogs, slugs, snails, small birds, and fish.

Skunk Behavior

Skunks are interesting animals because of their behavior. They are one of the most active animals during dusk and dawn, so they might be seen scurrying across driveways or yards in residential neighborhoods. They love to eat insects, worms, and other arthropods that live on land. Skunks will often dig holes in lawns or gardens to find food, which can result in the destruction of plants.

Baby Skunks

Skunk babies are called kits. Female skunks usually have two to three litters per year that can include as many as six kits each time. Litters of skunks born in the spring or summer may be smaller than those born during the winter months because there is less food available for them to eat during the warmer months. Skunk babies are born during late April or early May with a gestation period lasting up to two months long! It is not uncommon for skunks to have up to seven babies per litter, but there have been cases of skunk litters with over 20 animals.

Skunk Spray

Skunk spray is a very powerful, foul-smelling liquid produced by skunks. They can release this odorless gas in bursts up to 15 inches long and five feet high, which makes it hard not to smell. This means that if you’re outside and walking towards an area where there are likely some skunks, you’re sure to smell it long before they see or hear you.

Florence skunks usually use their odorous spray as a form of defense mechanism against predators or to mark territory. This will lead to the skunk leaving behind an awful smell wherever they go. It can be very dangerous to humans and animals, so it is important to learn how to recognize the symptoms of skunk exposure.

If you need a skunk removal service in Florence, call AAAC Wildlife Removal today!

Skunk Prevention Methods

There are a variety of methods that can be used to prevent skunks from entering your house or property. Animal control methods should start with making sure all sources of foods outside the house are hidden and secured, as skunks will eat anything they can find in order to survive.

  • Keep the areas around your house free of plants that provide food sources for skunks like grubs in lawns or gardens.
  • Pour boiling water on burrow entrances to discourage skunks from entering your Florence property.
  • Use fencing or other barriers around gardens, lawns, swimming pools, bird feeders, pet food bowls outside at night time.
  • Seal cracks in foundations to prevent skunks from entering the home or yard through this opening.
  • Install a motion detector sprinkler system or night lights near your garden and have it come on automatically when triggered by movement.

Don’t worry, AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence will help you. Contact us now for an appointment!

Skunk Repellent Spray

There are many ways to remove skunks from your Florence home. Skunk repellent is one of the most common methods for keeping animals away. The pesticide in this product works by attracting them with an enticing smell, but then causing discomfort that forces them to leave the premises. However, it can take up to 12 hours before the repellent spray is effective and up to 48 hours before it has completely washed away.

Skunk deterrents

Some Florence homeowners also set out one or more buckets of water with a soapy detergent that is emptied in the morning and refilled at night time to keep skunks away. If there is still an issue with the pesky critters after using natural solutions to get them away, then it is time to call in professional help.

AAAC Wildlife Removal of Florence is just a phone call away. Call us now!

How to Get Rid of Skunks in The Garden?

Skunk trapping is the process by which wildlife removal specialists remove skunks from residential and commercial properties. Wildlife trapping can be done both inside or outside of structures, but it should always be performed in a way that ensures no human exposure to the skunk’s potentially dangerous spray.

There are many ways to trap skunks. The most common types of traps involve the use of a cage or box and some type of trigger to activate when that animal enters. When set up correctly, these devices are designed so that once activated they will close the door behind an unsuspecting skunk with no chance for escape – trapping it inside where it can be safely removed.

The best way to ensure no human contact with a skunk is by trapping the animal in an area that does not allow entrance into your home or business (such as under a deck, porch, shed). Skunk traps should also be set up so they cannot access any areas where children might play – such as sandboxes and toys.

It is also important to be mindful of your pets. If you have a dog or cat, make sure they are inside before you set up any traps in the area. Animals with an instinct for hunting may see it as prey and attack. Skunk trapping must also be done without any food or water so that the animal’s hunger will drive it to enter a trap for an easy meal.

Wildlife Control Services

We provide wildlife control services like:

  • Bat control
  • Rodent control
  • Snake removal
  • Squirrel removal
  • Bird control
  • Coyote removal
  • Raccoon removal
  • Beaver removal
  • Dead animal removal

Our wildlife control company can help you with skunk removal, skunk smell, skunk damage, and even skunk dead animal removal. Keep in mind that we will take care of any wildlife issues you may have. For your animal control needs for dog or cat issues, you should contact your local animal services in Florence.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you keep skunks out of your yard at night?

The skunk may be attracted to the yard because of its food source. Skunks are mammals and would like to eat meat from time to time. Some skunks prefer insects for their diet–but most skunks will at least occasionally feed on garbage or dog feces. To make it difficult for a skunk to access these food sources, it is recommended that skunks are not fed.

To keep skunks away from the yard after feeding hours, consider putting food in metal garbage cans with tight-fitting lids or storing any pet foods inside at night. Skunk repellents may also be used to discourage skunks from entering your property and scavenging.

If skunks are seen on the property, it is recommended that they be humanely trapped and removed from the area. Skunk trapping usually involves setting a trap in an area where skunks may travel to or rest such as under porches or sheds. The skunk must then be released at least five miles away from the capture site.

What is the best way to get rid of skunks in my yard?

One way skunks are removed from an area is with a skunk trap. Skunk traps can be baited and used to lure skunks into the device, which then close tightly once one has set foot inside. Skunk traps are most effective in the skunks’ natural habitat, where they prefer to live and hide (e.g., under porches).

How do you get a skunk to relocate?

It is not always an easy task, but a skunk removal professional will have the necessary tools to remove skunks from your home or yard. The skunk is a nocturnal animal, so you will have to go out in the late evening or at night time. The skunk has an excellent sense of smell and can detect your human scent easily even if they are not visible. You need to use caution when approaching them because they can be aggressive and release their strong-smelling skunk spray.

A skunk removal professional will have to locate the skunk, and if possible trap it. Using cage traps with mesh large enough for an animal to enter but small enough that it can’t escape is usually one of the most effective methods used by professionals for wildlife trapping. Once skunks are captured, they will be relocated at a safe distance.

Should skunks be removed?

Skunks are not usually aggressive unless threatened, however, skunk removal is often necessary when they become a nuisance. Skunks also live in urban environments, so skunk problems may be managed by removing the cause of their presence such as trash or other attractants. If a skunk has become too accustomed to living near humans, it should be removed from that place because its odor can linger for weeks.

What home remedy will get rid of skunks?

Skunk deterrent is the most common skunk control method. They come in many forms including sprays, gels, and liquid repellents that can be applied to lawns or sprayed on plants. The best type of skunk deterrent is a motion detector activated sprinkler device which sends out a jet of water when triggered by a skunk.

Skunks will live in a variety of habitats including open fields, woodlands, and marshes. They may also choose to nest near barns or sheds where there is an abundance of mice around. One way to get rid of skunks naturally is by using peppermint oil or garlic cloves. Skunk repellents are also a good option however it doesn’t last long.

Where do skunks hide during the day?

Skunks are nocturnal creatures, which means they sleep during the day. They will often hide under a porch or shed where it’s dark and dry to avoid getting eaten by predators. Skunk dens can also be found in brush piles, culverts, tree cavities, or abandoned burrows of other animals (like foxes or squirrels).

How do mothballs get rid of skunks?

The odor from mothballs is skunk’s least favorite smell and will often cause the skunk to vacate an area. If you have a skunk living under your porch, place some mothballs in bowls with water so that they release their scent into the air. However, mothball is a toxic substance that can be harmful to people and pets, so it’s best to find an alternative solution or keep it away from your family members and pets.

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