Professional Skunk Removal Service

skunk exterminator indiana ohio michiganThank you for considering ® American Animal Control, LLC for your Skunk removal and wildlife conflict. Skunk removal and skunk trapping is a service that most pest control, or pest exterminating companies do not offer. ® American Animal Control, LLC removes skunks digging in yards and lawns, trap and remove skunks in crawlspaces, dead skunk removal, we remove skunks under decks, and get skunks out from sheds and outbuildings.

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The striped skunk is considered by many folks and to some unfortunate dogs to be a disgusting animal and the “stinky” pest of the wildlife community. This reputation is certainly not undeserved. The skunk can be aggressive if cornered. The striped skunk is very aware of the respect it enjoys and will rarely run from a threat. Instead, when annoyed he will raise his bushy tail, lower his head and assume an aiming position, and as a last resort, commence firing. The offender then becomes a victim of two narrow streams of yellow fluid that is secreted from a double barreled nozzle in the skunk’s anal tract. The skunk can accurately “shoot” this secretion at distances up to 10 feet and can eject five or six spurts at the intruder. If the victim is hit in the eyes, temporary blindness can occur. A near might even cause nausea, gagging or extreme discomfort.

Although a member of the mink and weasel family, the skunk is not nearly so sleek and agile as his cousins. In fact, his tiny head and robust body perched on his stubby legs give him an awkward appearance when walking. The adult skunk may weigh from four to six, pounds and has long, glistening black fur with a white band across the forehead that forks into two white stripes down the back. Being a nocturnal creature, the skunk spends the daylight hours resting, venturing out only after nightfall in search of companionship and food. These nightly excursions rarely take him more than a quarter of a mile from his den. Skunks, like woodchucks, store layers of body fat prior to winter in order to sustain their hibernating bodies through the roughest of weather. Sometimes as many as 14 skunks will invite themselves to share a woodchuck’s burrow (the woodchuck seals himself into a private chamber). During mild winter weather, the male skunk will venture outside to search for food, but the female does not leave the den most of the winter.

The striped skunk is distributed throughout all the Midwest and surrounding areas with the highest densities occurring in areas with homes that have decks, sheds, and wood piles. Skunk will also dwell in a wide variety of habitat types including wetland, forest and most agricultural areas. Some years, the skunk population may reach up to 60 skunks per square mile. In late summer and early fall many skunks will be hit on the roads as they disperse from the dens. Disease outbreaks may reduce the populations from year to year.

In early spring, skunks emerge from hibernation and go their separate ways to begin the mating process. Skunks mate during the middle of March, with four to six mouse-size young born 62 days later in May. The mother skunk protects her young from potential predators, which includes great horned owls, fox, coyotes, and even domestic dogs, as well as other skunks. The young skunks follow their mother for the first few months of their existence, learning by imitation how to fend for themselves in the wild.

Skunk are very opportunistic, eating just about any vegetable, animal or insect that it can get its paws on. He will raid chicken houses, animal nests, gardens and lawns in search of eggs, young animals, insects and grubs. Although the skunk is an important controller of rodent and insect pests, his search for food often gets him into trouble when he uses his long foreclaws to excavate lawns and golf greens. Skunks can destroy a beautiful lawn or yard in jus a few nights.

Skunk Trapping Service

skunk trapping and removal wildlife removal serviceThe skunk is not one of the easiest of furbearers to catch for home owners, It becomes trap shy very easily, and sometimes it is very difficult to trap a roaming skunk that may be digging in your yard. The skunk, with its relatively low fur value, is more often taken by trappers in pursuit of more valuable furs such as fox or raccoon.

Skunks are protected laws and permits, and a license is required to trap,remove,or transport a skunk. The skunk harvest is controlled by trapping seasons and regulations. Occasional skunk sightings around neighborhoods are not uncommon and should be cause for alarm for wondering dogs or homeowners. When a skunk take up residence around homes, harassment is usually not a smart or effective way in convincing them to move elsewhere. Packing a burrow with leaves or using mild repellents such as rags soaked in ammonia will not do the job.

Occasional sightings around neighborhoods in day light hours occur. These skunks may be sick or have some type of disease. When a skunk takes up residence around homes (usually under decks, barns,sheds, or in crawl spaces), you should call us at ®American Animal Control, LLC for professional skunk removal. You may try and eliminate skunks found around your house by removing access to crawl spaces, sheds, decks. (Link). Also reducing their food supply by storing pet food and bird seed in sealed containers. Always eliminate any possible nesting areas and materials by stacking firewood piles away from the house or outbuildings and keeping trash picked up.

skunk removal service trapping animal controlIf you know where the skunk has its den in a confined area stay away and call a wildlife removal specialist. 1-888-264-3638. Once the skunk has been trapped and removed, our trained and licensed skunk removal technicians can make sure to. discuss a more permanent solution to seal all entrance points, or install barriers to prevent the skunk from gaining access again.

If you find a skunk trapped in a window well, you can try and place a rough board in the well that extends to the top and sometimes it will climb out on its own. If a skunk gets into the house, open a door and calmly get to the phone and give American Animal Control, LLC at 1-877-264-3638 immediately. Don’t chase or excite the skunk.

Resident landowners and tenants can try to live-trap a skunk that is causing damage on their own property without a permit from the DNR, but will sometimes get sprayed while attempting to remove the skunk from trap. The skunk must be euthanized or released within the county of capture on property in which you have permission. In order to prevent the spread of disease, the DNR encourages a licensed skunk removal service like ® American Animal Control, LLC to safely and humanely remove the skunks.

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skunks are attracted to bird feedersAmerican Animal Control ® LLC offers innovative skunk removal, skunk control, skunk trapping, and professional skunk exclusion services for most areas in Indiana and Michigan.

Skunks, “pole cats”, “black and whites”, are most known for their not so pleasant odor. A “musky sulfur/rotten egg” like smell that skunks emit from two small glands located on each side of the anus area. When skunks get nervous or “excited” skunks will raise their tail and engage the release of this glandular secretion. Skunks have the ability to spray this fluid approx. 10 feet or more.

American Animal Control ® LLC gets many skunk calls each year. From customer’s dogs getting sprayed by skunks, skunks digging for grubs in yards, skunks living under decks or sheds. Skunks in Indiana and Michigan breed early in the spring. The average gestation period is around 66 days. The female skunk likes to dig den locations under wood piles, rock piles, decks, sheds, and foundations of buildings. Female skunks average 4 to 7 skunk kits per litter. We have removed skunk litters of as many as 10 skunk’s kits under porches and sidewalks.

We can install deck barriers around most decks. Each pest guard is custom fabricated for “drop” and “leg out” from deck. A trench is dug and barrier is installed then sod or mulch is reinstalled. This will prevent animals from digging back in under deck or shed.

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Skunks like to eat grubs and worms, as well as frogs, snakes, rodents, birds, moles, berries and nuts. We often get calls for skunks digging in yards for grubs. Skunks will make a “divot” or a swirl in the grass as they are digging out the grubs. Sometimes skunks will, in one night, make dozens of these little “divots” all over a customer’s yard. The most common cause for skunks hanging around customer’s yards is bird feeders. The bird feed that lands on the ground under bird feeders is a magnet for skunks. Skunks do sometimes bite humans and are known to have the rabies virus. Although baby skunks are very cute, (Do not handle skunks). Many people will try trapping raccoons or opossums in their yards and end up luring in skunks into the cage trap. American Animal Control® LLC can assist you in transfer and removal of such nuisance skunks as well.

American Animal Control® LLC licensed wildlife-pest removal professionals are trained to provide the most innovated skunk removal and skunk control services available. We trap skunks, remove skunks, relocate skunks, and provide skunk exclusion and prevention pest guards, and deck and shed barriers for most skunk control applications. When looking for skunk removal why not call a professional. American Animal Control® LLC offers all skunk removal solutions in a humane and professional manner. Recommended by many pest control and lawn care professionals.

South Bend skunk removal

The striped skunk of South Bend Indiana is considered by many folks and to some unfortunate dogs to be a disgusting animal and the “stinky” pest of the wildlife community. This reputation is certainly undeserved. The skunk is actually a non-aggressive, tidy animal that serves the beneficial purpose of insect and rodent control. The South Bend skunk is very aware of the respect it enjoys and will rarely run from a threat. Instead, when annoyed he will raise his bushy tail, lower his head and assume an aiming position, and as a last resort, commence firing. The offender then becomes a victim of two narrow streams of yellow fluid that is secreted from a double barreled nozzle in the skunk’s anal tract. The skunk can accurately dispense this secretion at distances up to 10 feet and can shoot five or six spurts at the intruder. If the victim is hit in the eyes, temporary blindness will occur. A near miss will cause nausea, gagging and extreme discomfort.
Although a member of the mink and weasel family, the South Bend skunk is not nearly so sleek and agile as his cousins. In fact, his tiny head and robust body perched on his stubby legs give him an awkward appearance when walking. The adult skunk may weigh from four to six, pounds and has long, glistening black fur with a white band across the forehead that forks into two white stripes down the back. Being a nocturnal creature, the skunks in the South Bend area spend the daylight hours resting, venturing out only after nightfall in search of companionship and food. These nightly excursions rarely take him more than a quarter of a mile from his den. Skunks, like woodchucks, store layers of body fat prior to winter in order to sustain their hibernating bodies through the roughest of weather. Sometimes as many as 14 skunks will invite themselves to share a woodchuck’s burrow (the woodchuck seals himself into a private chamber). During mild winter weather, the male skunk will venture outside to search for food, but the female does not leave the den on these mid-winter forays.

The striped skunk is distributed throughout all of  South Bend and surrounding areas with the highest densities occurring in areas with homes that have decks, sheds, and wood piles. The South Bend area skunk also dwells in a wide variety of habitat types including wetland, forest and agricultural edge. Skunks provide quite a visible example of the boom and bust phenomenon exhibited by many wildlife populations. Some years, the skunk population may reach up to 60 individuals per square mile. At that time, many road-killed skunks will litter our roadsides. Following these periodic highs, there is a tremendous crash brought about by disease outbreaks that may reduce the population to as low as two individuals per square mile.

In early spring, South Bend Indiana skunks emerge from hibernation and go their separate ways to begin the mating process. Skunks mate during the middle of March, with four to six mouse-size young born 62 days later in May. The mother skunk protects her young from potential predators, which includes great horned owls and other skunks. The young skunks follow their mother for the first few months of their existence, learning by imitation how to fend for themselves in the wild.

The South Bend skunk is an opportunistic omnivore, eating just about any vegetable, animal or insect that it can get its paws on. He will raid chicken houses, animal nests, gardens and lawns in search of eggs, young animals, insects and grubs. Although he is an important controller of rodent and insect pests, his search for food often gets him into trouble when he uses his long foreclaws to excavate lawns and golf greens.

The skunk is not one of the easiest of fur-bearers to catch, It becomes trap shy very easily, and sometimes it is very difficult to trap a roaming skunk that may be digging in your yard. The skunk, with its relatively low-value fur, is more often taken by trappers in pursuit of more valuable furs such as fox or raccoon.
Skunks have  been protected laws and permits or license is required to trap,remove,or transport. Skunk harvest is controlled by trapping seasons and regulations. Occasional skunk sightings around neighborhoods are not uncommon and should be cause for alarm for wondering dogs or homeowners. When the South Bend area skunks take up residence around homes,  harassment is usually not a smart or  effective way in convincing them to move elsewhere. Packing a burrow with leaves or using mild repellents such as rags soaked in ammonia will not generally do the job.

Occasional sightings around neighborhoods in day light hours occur. These skunks may be sick or have some  type of disease. When skunks in South Bend take up residence around homes (usually under decks, barns,sheds, or in crawl spaces), you should call us at American Animal Control, LLC for professional skunk removal in the South Bend area. You may try and eliminate skunks found around your house by including removing access to crawl spaces and garages, reducing their food supply by storing pet food and bird seed in sealed containers, and reducing nesting materials by stacking firewood piles away from the house and keeping trash picked up.

If you know where the skunk has its den in a confined area, placing leaves or rags soaked in ammonia in that area will not generally get rid of skunks in South Bend.  Once the skunk has been trapped and removed, our trained and licensed skunk removal technicians can make sure to permanently seal all entrance points, or install barriers to prevent the skunk from gaining access again.

If you find a skunk trapped in a window well, you can try and place a rough board in the well that extends to the top and sometimes it will climb out on its own. If a skunk gets into the house, open a door and calmly get to the phone and give American Animal Control, LLC at 1-877-264-3638 immediately . Don’t chase or excite the skunk.

Resident landowners and tenants can try to live-trap a skunk that is causing damage on their own property without a permit from the DNR, but will sometimes get sprayed while attempting to remove the skunk from trap. The skunk must be euthanized or released within the county of capture on property in which you have permission. In order to prevent the spread of disease, the DNR encourages American Animal Control, LLC  to safely and humanely euthanize the skunks, if possible. Live-traps can be purchased from hardware stores and garden centers. If you do not want to trap the skunk yourself, contact a licensed nuisance wild animal control operator at American Animal Control, LLC.

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