Most Cape Cod residents are aware of the skunk — its smelly notoriety proceeds it. The distinctive odor is the skunk's defense mechanism and is what makes it such a unique pest. A skunk is typically primarily nocturnal, so if you spot one during the day, we suggest giving Critter Control of Cape Cod a call. If you'd like more information on how to identify a skunk (other than its smell), or if you'd like to schedule an inspection, give us a call at 508.690.0076. You can also contact us online here.
Get Rid of Cape Cod Skunks
- There are a number of prevention techniques you can implement on your property that discourage skunks from coming near your home, but in most cases, more is required to successfully rid your property of the pest. They are crafty and persistent creatures that will try their hardest to return to the property if it is appealing to them.
- Keeping access to food and water sources and sealing cracks in foundations of buildings is a good start, but there is still more that be done.
- Securing trash cans, keeping rodent populations under control, and blocking entry to pet/livestock can all keep the chances of a skunk infestation down.
- Modifying your property by clearing brush piles and making other similar aesthetic changes is another option.
Common Skunk Problems
- Available food in human inhabited areas compels skunks to live under buildings, patios, and decks, among other structure. They also like digging dens in yards, which allows them easy access to the resources provided by humans.
- These scavengers eat just about anything, including rodents, garden vegetation, grubs, and other insects, and often venture into trash bins for leftover food.
- Aside from the damage caused by digging, and scavenging for food, skunks cause the most damage when they feel threatened and in many cases, at that point it is too late.
- Sprayed from the anal glands, skunk secretions cause horrible odors and temporary blindness.
- With this defense, skunks can hit predators and people up to 10 feet away.
- Although skunks are detested for their odor, they also damage landscapes, plants, and structures when they dig for food.
- One of the most common carriers of rabies, skunks are also known transmitters of canine distemper, hepatitis, tularemia, and Q-fever.
Full-Service Skunk Removal & Prevention
Landowners risk the possibility of being sprayed when they approach skunks. Mishandling can also lead to bites, which require immediate professional medical attention. Instead of attempting removal, property owners should call Critter Control of Cape Cod to assist with any skunk problems. We employ only expert-level pest professionals to ensure jobs are done the correct and safest way possible for both property owners and the animals.
We can help you get rid of skunk problems! Call the Critter Control of Cape Cod office today: 508.690.0076Request a Quote