People steer clear of skunks because no one wants to deal with the potent smell their spray leaves behind. As skunks are not typically flexible and able to squeeze into small spaces, they are however known to live underneath houses. The problem with them around your home is that you have a higher risk of being sprayed; they carry diseases, dig holes in your yard and make a mess around your property.

What Attracts Skunks To My Home?

Skunks aren’t as nimble and small like squirrels but they are very smart and will take advantage of any holes or openings they can use to get underneath your home. More than likely they’ll get in somewhere around the base of your home. You shouldn’t have to worry about any holes near the roof however, because skunks are more diggers rather than climbers. Also, be sure not to attract skunks to your home by leaving out food or trash that they can get into. By doing this, you are basically providing them shelter and giving them food to eat, which are the two main things skunks are looking for. A couple of things you can do to deter skunks from your home is:

  • Install A Sprinkler System - There are systems you can get that are motion activated so they’ll only turn on when there is something moving in the area. The water sprouting up is enough to frighten them away and have them scurry off to a safer location.

  • Add Extra Lighting - Skunks tend to avoid areas with bright lights. For that reason, you might want to add some floodlight in your yard. This will help to keep the skunks away and they will avoid the yard completely. Generally, most of the rodents dislike brightly lit areas. Skunks are shy, nocturnal creatures so brightening up the area will discourage them from even going near your home.

Get Professional Preventative Services

Wildlife Control Services is always interested in preventing wildlife problems before they start; prevention is always the best course of action. Chimney caps, underground fencing, roof vent covers and a number of other techniques can prevent wildlife from entering homes or burrowing under structures, thus removing the necessity to capture animals in the first place. Anyone who seeks to protect his or her property from wildlife encroachment provides a fundamentally sound investment. That investment not only protects the animal world by keeping them in their natural habitats but it protects the property owner from costly removal and repair expenditures.

Wildlife Control Services always strives to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts. One area that Wildlife Control Services focuses on is Integrated Wildlife Management or IWM. IWM means looking at the whole picture in a given situation and combining several strategies for eliminating the problem.

To prevent wildlife from entering your building or for help with CT skunk removal services, contact Wildlife Control Services, LLC today to take care of any wildlife issues you may have.

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