And so Skunk season officially begins!
This week, our phones were a little bit busier than normal with homeowners calling in with skunk problems. This is the time of year that skunks start to mate. Male skunks, living separately from female skunks, have begun to roam the neighborhoods looking for a little skunk romance. They will search for miles, looking for that first female skunk that’s ready to mate.
That Skunk Smell under my deck is SO BAD!
Some of the female skunks don’t have the same mindset as the male skunks. They spray the aggressive male and drive him away. The odor lingers because the whole area under the deck has been sprayed. The female skunk simply goes back into her burrow (a hole that she’s dug to live in) and waits for the right time.
Most of the callers this week have had a skunk spray.
Many homeowners don’t even know that they have a skunk under their deck, under their shed, under their bonus room, or even in their woodpile. These are all prime locations for skunks to live, but the only time they make themselves known is when they spray.
Skunk Trapping by a Professional Skunk Trapper
The odor of a skunk is nothing new to us. A Plus Wildlife Control LLC has been dealing with problem skunks for decades. Our preferred method is to trap them in a cage trap and then remove the skunks from your property. Although you can never completely trust a skunk, once the skunk is in our skunk trap, they rarely spray.
The Skunks will be active for the next month or so!
Once the skunks mate, the male skunk is on his way to find another romance. I don’t know if he leaves on his own or is kicked out – probably a little of both! Either way, every time he successfully finds a girlfriend, there will be another five to nine baby skunks in the near future!
If you have a skunk problem, it’s not going to go away; it will only multiply and get worse! We’d be happy to trap your skunk as we have with many of the residents in our service area already. Remember – it’s better to trap one skunk than have to trap eight more later on!
Let’s talk skunks!
A Plus Wildlife Control LLC
Call me at (330) 529-9786 or visit my website to schedule a visit. http://www.wildlife-control.org/