Skunk Removal in Santa Fe
Skunks raid garbage cans and dig holes in lawns for worms, grubs, and insects. They often live under dwellings like porches, crawl spaces, sheds. 
These homeowners were shocked one afternoon to find a skunk scurrying under their porch! They worried the skunk would spray either them or their dogs. They called Critter Control to get rid of the skunk from living under their porch. 

Skunk Control in New Mexico

The wildlife technician used a cage traps covered with canvas for live skunk trapping, using cat-food, fish, or chicken, for bait.

One of the most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exlcusion and habitat modification. We suggested to the homeowners to keep pet food inside and secure any trash bins. The wildlife technician installed a hardware cloth on the porch. The barrier is buried into the ground to prevent the skunk from burrowing under it. 

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The most common skunk in New Mexico is the stripped skunk. 

Striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) are nocturnal (active at night), approximately 2' long, and weight 6-8 lbs. They are slow, deliberate, and confident they can defend themselves. Skunks discharge musk from the anal gland, are capable of firing several shots, and can spray 10 - 15 feet with accuracy. Prior to spraying they usually give a warning by stomping their feet. 

Skunks are omnivorous - eating both plant and animal foods. They prefer insects in the summer, and mice in the winter. The main predator of the skunk is the Great Horned Owl, which obviously has a poor sense of smell!  They breed in February/March with a 7 - 10 week gestation, and usually have one litter per year. There are 4 - 6 young that stay with the female until fall. Skunks nest in ground burrows and crawl spaces.

Testimonials

Renee
5/18/2021
you are the best NO RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bert
5/11/2021
CC did a very good job.
Erik
5/4/2021
Professional and friendly
Sara
5/4/2021
Excellent customer service! Last week we realized a family of cute birds were nesting in our roof soffit. The nest was right above our deck, and they were getting aggressive with our dogs and us. A super friendly service coordinator answered the phone right away. She was able to get us scheduled for the next day. The tech showed up on time, in a freak April snowstorm! He quickly addressed the issue, thoroughly explained what he did and when he would be back. He showed up right on time again, made sure our squatting birds were gone for good and completed the permanent fix where they were accessing the soffit. Probably one of the easiest service calls we’ve ever had! Thank you!
Dawn
5/4/2021
We had a nuisance woodpecker driving us insane drumming on the metal chimney cap. We called Brittni and she provided detailed information over the phone as to estimated costs and methods used. She promptly followed up everything with a detailed email. Scheduling was easy. Terrance was on-time and very pleasant to work with. He inspected the chimney for damage and for evidence of nests = none found! He installed two deterrents and wa on his way! Highly recommend!
Mark
5/1/2021
Very professional service, wonderful people, pricey
Terry
4/30/2021
As a builder, it is always nice to work with professional outfits that show up when they say and do a nice Job. This is an excellent team and I would recommend them to anyone with critter issues. Terry Artisan Custom Homes LLC.
Stephen
4/30/2021
Great responsiveness to requests, and excellent service. Our company will definitely use CC of Savannah again should the need arise.
Heather
4/23/2021
Always appreciate your great service!!
Joe
4/22/2021
They kept us informed every day and they were very professional. Will definitely use them again if needed.
Elaine
4/22/2021
Fast, efficient service. PLUS I haven't seen a rabbit since the application. I will be thrilled if it lasts all summer!!
William
4/16/2021
Very thorough!
Ali
4/16/2021
Great work, thank you!
Jim
4/16/2021
Great customer service -- know their business.
Hazel
4/16/2021
Michelle and George are superstars! Very professional and friendly - they do outstanding work - highly recommend their services.
Elaine
4/8/2021
Chris is great to work with, very knowledgeable and informative. Critters run when they see him coming :-)
Robert
4/5/2021
2nd continuous year of service by Critter Control. Plan and explanations are excellent, good customer service.
AnnMarie
4/5/2021
The service was great
Katherine
4/5/2021
Terrance has been a pleasure to work with. He's polite, and responsive. He's answered all my questions, and has done good work. We are quite pleased with Critter Control of Central, Ma. While we hope we won't need to call again, we won't hesitate to if we need to.
Jeff
4/2/2021
Very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the personnel that inspected our home. They fully explained how to rectify our issue.
Doug
3/24/2021
excellent work
Patrick
2/27/2021
Khoa did an awesome job - thanks!
Terry
2/24/2021
We were very satisfied with your work!
Susan
2/24/2021
Brandon was great! Always punctual and does a thorough job.
Mark
2/20/2021
Very professional and experienced help at a fair price.
Joanne
2/20/2021
The best experience! Your technicians were wonderful!...highly professional, responsive to our concerns, helpful and knowledgable! We will continue to be a return customer for sure! Thank you!
Maria
2/20/2021
All technicians were from initial evaluation, to trap monitoring and screening our louvre vents. Thanks!
Rose
2/20/2021
Josh was very courteous and knowledgeable and answered my questions before I even asked them
Stan
2/20/2021
Mike kept me informed about the bait traps effectiveness and how to make them more targeted.
Roger
2/20/2021
Quick, courteous, friendly service, even on a Sunday. Much appreciated!
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