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Skunk Removal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Young striped skunk Outside House

What is a skunk?

Skunks are mammals known for their black-and-white fur pattern and ability to spray a powerful odor from their anal glands. Skunks are omnivores and eat insects, small animals (including rodents), berries, roots, and seeds.

Skunks have thick fur, which provides good insulation against low temperatures during winter; however, when it gets hot outside, they may seek shade or water to cool off. They spend most of their time underground in burrows but come out at night to hunt for food or mates.

Skunks are curious creatures that can cause much damage if they’re not taken care of quickly.

Skunks are curious creatures that can cause much damage if they’re not taken care of quickly. They can make living in your home difficult, and if you have pets or children, they could be potentially dangerous.

Skunks are nocturnal animals, which means they only come out at night when most humans are asleep or distracted by other things such as work or school. This makes it easy for these animals to sneak into homes without being noticed until it’s too late!

Skunks love digging holes in lawns because they hide food for later use; however, this also means that there may be more than one skunk living around your property – but don’t worry! We’ll go over how our removal process works below!

So if you smell a skunk, look for signs of them around your home (like tracks or droppings) before you call a pro.

If you want to avoid getting skunked yourself, there are some things that homeowners can do:

  • Keep garbage cans tightly closed so that nothing smells up your yard or house when left outside overnight.
  • Make sure food is stored securely so wildlife can’t get into it while you’re sleeping in bed.

Skunks are territorial creatures

Skunks are territorial creatures that mark their territory with a musky-smelling spray known to cause temporary blindness in people who get sprayed directly in the eyes.

The good news is that skunk removal can be accomplished without harm to you or your pet if you follow some basic steps:

The Good

Skunk removal is a service that professional pest control companies provide. Skunk removal can be cost-effective if you hire the right company! Skunks are dangerous animals, and removing them from your property should only be done with the proper training and equipment.

The Bad

Skunks are nocturnal, so you’ll likely encounter them at night. If a skunk gets into your garage or home while you’re sleeping, it could cause damage to the interior of your house before it exits through an open door or window.

If a skunk feels threatened, it will spray you with its foul-smelling musk (an odor that can linger on your clothes and pets). Skunks also carry diseases such as rabies, canine distemper virus (CDV), leptospirosis, and tularemia–all of which can be transmitted to humans through bites or scratches from an infected animal.

The Ugly

If you are a skunk removal professional, you know that skunks can be dangerous and difficult to remove. Skunk spray is very pungent and has been known to cause permanent property damage when it gets on things like upholstery or clothes.

Getting sprayed by a skunk can also result in significant health problems, including respiratory issues and eye irritation (and even blindness). The best way to avoid these issues is by keeping your yard free of food sources for them, so they don’t feel compelled to dig under your fence or come inside looking for scraps!

Skunk removal is necessary. Best to have professionals handle it.

Skunk removal is essential in protecting your family from harm caused by these pests. If you find a skunk living in your house, it’s essential to have them removed as quickly and safely as possible.

Swat Wildlife is a professional skunk removal company with the necessary equipment and knowledge to safely remove skunks from your home without causing any damage. The good news is that skunk removal is straightforward with professional pest control experts like Swat Wildlife.


Skunks are a nuisance to homeowners and businesses alike. The smell of their musk can be overpowering, and it’s challenging to get rid of completely. If you need help removing skunks from your property, contact us today!

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