Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Skunks not only dig around under your house and cause damage, but they can also spray things while they are under your house, which will stink up your entire house. Trying to get the smell out of a pet's coat is hard enough, but imagine trying to get the smell out of your house before it soaks into your furniture, clothes, and even your food. As soon as you think that you have a skunk in or around your house, you need to act quickly.
Skunks tend to be more active at night, so you want to make sure that you aren't doing anything that traps them inside your house. That doesn't mean that you can't do things during the day to help get the skunks out of your house and under control, you just don't want to block any access they have in or out until you are sure that they are all out.
Eliminate Food Sources
The easiest way to make sure that you don't get skunks in the first place is to make sure that they don't have anything to eat. That means that you need to make sure that your trash is sealed up so that the skunks can't get into it. You should also make sure that you clean up any mess under bird feeders because the skunks can pick up the seeds and nuts that get spilled on the ground. If you have fruit trees or berry bushes, make sure that any fruit that has ended up on the ground is picked up as well. That may take a while when you first start picking up all the food, but if you do it every day or two, then it shouldn't take a lot of time for you to do.
Set a Trap
You can also set a humane trap for the skunk. The way to do this would be to set the trap quite near the place where the skunks are getting in and out of your house. You should also make sure that you bait the trap. If you have gotten rid of other food sources, placing food in the trap will make it easier to attract the skunks because there is nothing else for them to eat. A humane trap will let you catch the skunk live and then release it far away from your house.
If you are concerned about skunks, you can call a skunk control service.