Superb Skunk Removal for the Mid-Ohio Valley
Your Nose Knows. Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control Delivers Results
You know that unmistakable smell. It is a sharp, sour, offensive odor, and it means only one thing: There is a skunk nearby. Whether in the forest or along the road, we have all encountered it, and the last thing you want is for an uninvited skunk to bring this smell into or around your Mid-Ohio Valley home or office.
If you are in desperate need of successful skunk removal, trust Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control in Vienna, WV. We are your Mid-Ohio Valley skunk removal experts. Contact us today at (866) 524-1799 for superior skunk removal services at affordable rates. We offer several service plans to meet your specific needs.
Skunks are Distinctly Known by Sight and Smell
A skunk’s most distinctive feature is its powerful, pungent smell. It releases this odor through its anal glands when it feels threatened. It only sprays when cornered or while defending its babies, but that distinct odor also acts as a warning to potential predators, as well as nearby hapless humans and unlucky animals. A skunk will not immediately spray when threatened, however. It will first shake its tail while stomping, growling, and fluffing its fur. If that does not work, it will then lift its tail and spray.
Skunks are technically members of the weasel family, and their fur is most commonly black with white stripes. They have muscular legs, especially their front legs, and their front claws are sharp, making them proficient diggers. They also have a distinctly large, bushy tail. They are commonly between a foot and a half to three feet in length, and they can weigh, on average, up to 14 pounds.
Skunks eat beetles, grubs, grasshoppers, and worms, as well as bird eggs, frogs, and small rodents such as mice. They will also eat mushrooms and berries. Their diet tends to vary, depending on the time of year, and they will scavenge for their food, even eating food scraps left by humans. They are mainly nocturnal, and while they reduce their activity during the cold winter months, they do not hibernate.
Skunks Can Cause Damage Beyond Smelling Bad
There is more to worry about than just the smell when it comes to intruding skunks, though that is a big worry. A surprised skunk will spray to defend itself, and its effects can go from a major annoyance to possible sickness for you, your family, and your pets. As burrowers, skunks will find weak spots in your crawl spaces or foundation, and these intruders will make themselves quite at home. They can damage your pipes and your electrical wiring, which creates a fire hazard. Skunks also can set up their family under your home, and the number of skunks increases the possible damage. They will also dig up your yard in search of food, leaving holes and damaging your landscaping. Skunks can even tear apart your garbage while scavenging for food. They are likely to leave their droppings under your house, garage, or office, which will significantly add to the acrid smell.
Skunks can also carry diseases, such as rabies, and they can be a health hazard to you, your family, your pets, or your employees. When you are dealing with nuisance skunks, trust Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control to handle your skunk removal needs. We only use environmentally friendly techniques and products. We know what methods produce successful results, and you can be sure that we will provide friendly customer service with great care and respect for your home or office. Are you silly with skunks? Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control has you covered.
Unwanted Pests? Call Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control
At Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control, we offer more than superb skunk removal. We also handle control and removal of mice, rats, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, and much more. We also provide pest control for bees, ants, wasps, ticks, spiders, and many other types of creepy crawlers.
If you have any unwanted animal or insect intruders in your home, office, or garage throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley, call us. Our past customers will tell you. No pest stands a chance against Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control.