Skunks pose a significant threat to your health, pets, and property. These nocturnal pests are the most common carriers of rabies in many parts of the country, and carry diseases such as tularemia, leptospirosis, and canine distemper. These diseases are transmitted through bites and not through a skunk’s spray. A skunk’s sulfuric spray, which is known for its intense odor, is a defense mechanism and only used when a skunk feels cornered or threatened. If you or your pet come in contact with skunk spray, it can cause nausea or vomiting. 

Skunks are equipped with strong feet and long nails made for digging. They are capable of damaging homes and businesses when burrowing for food or shelter, including damage to foundations, electrical wiring, and plumbing. A skunk’s spray is also capable of ruining outdoor furniture or equipment. 

Never attempt to handle a skunk without the help of a professional. Critter Control’s trained technicians are equipped with the safest and most humane skunk removal tools and techniques in the industry.  

Information Reviewed and Approved by Sean Carruth, VP of Communications at Critter Control.

Learn more about Skunks and Skunk intrusions by following the links below!

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Source: The Handbook: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage - Skunks. James E. Knight, 1994.
 

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Gensa
1/20/2021
They are professionals. They tell you what the job cost and that is what they charge you . They came right out were polite and clean did what they said they would do .Did the follow up as was promised . Called after service was complete. We have used them multiple times and they are consistent every time on every job. I highly recommend them
Peter
1/20/2021
We had discovered a raccoon family in our outdoor courtyard. Traps were placed and three raccoons removed - the number I had seen. They were prompt and efficient in getting the work done and I appreciate their help.
Susan
1/14/2021
We had flying squirrels in our attic and the technician Chris could not have been more helpful or professional. He always texted letting us know when he would be arriving and was right on time. He dealt with our problem efficiently, identified the probably point of entry and sealed it off. We did need him to return for a mice issue, again in the attic and he responded quickly. Very pleased with his service and the way it was handled.
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1/14/2021
Thanks for the great service as usual, Chris!
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1/14/2021
Chris came and did a great job of explaining everything to me. He was so helpful and made me feel like the plan was going to solve my mice problem. I really appreciate it as I have had so much anxiety over seeing a mouse in my house, and now I feel so much better after the visit today fro Critter Control!!! I would recommend Chris and Critter Control to anyone with this issue.
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1/13/2021
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1/12/2021
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Tom
1/12/2021
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1/8/2021
We are very pleased with the professional way Brandon handled our job. He is knowledgable about bees and answered all of our questions. He explained exactly what he would do to resolve the problem, and then worked in an efficient manner. He was pleasant, polite and punctual. We would definitely use him again.
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