Got Skunks? 4 Reasons to Hire a Removal Service Right Away

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Got Skunks? 4 Reasons to Hire a Removal Service Right Away

Got Skunks? 4 Reasons to Hire a Removal Service Right Away

25 February 2022
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If you have skunks on your property, and you've decided to let them enjoy the space, you might want to reconsider that decision. Skunks might seem like harmless creatures, but that's not actually the case. In fact, skunks can pose a serious threat for you, and for your property. To reduce the risk, you need to hire a skunk removal service. If you're still not sure that skunks pose a threat, read the list provided below. You'll find four important reasons to hire a skunk removal service right away. 

They Spray

If you have skunks on your property, you need to worry about the spray. You might think that skunk spray is merely a nuisance, but that's not the case. Skunk spray can be harmful to your pets, especially if they're sprayed in the eyes or mouth. In fact, skunk spray can cause vomiting, drooling, and temporary blindness in pets. In humans, skunk spray can cause lung irritation and increase the risk for asthma flare-ups. That's why it's important that you arrange for skunk removal as soon as possible. 

They Carry Rabies

If you've seen skunks in your yard, you need to be concerned about rabies. If you're like most people, you might not know that skunks carry rabies, but that's not the case. In fact, skunks are among the primary carriers of rabies in North America. If you have skunks in your yard, and your children or pets spend time outside, they're at an increased risk for rabies infections. To prevent that risk, arrange for removal at the first sign of skunk activity. 

They Destroy Property

If you've decided to ignore your skunk invasion, you could be putting your property at risk for serious damage. You might not realize this, but skunks will dig up your yard looking for grubs and worms. They'll also burrow under your home looking for safe nesting space. Unfortunately, burrowing can undermine the structural integrity of your home. Before you're faced with property damages, have the skunks removed from your property. 

They Can Become Aggressive

Finally, if you haven't called to have the skunks removed from your property, it's time to consider their aggressive behavior. You might think that skunks are harmless, but that's not necessarily the case. In fact, skunks can become quite aggressive, especially when they feel threatened. To prevent injuries to yourself, your family, or your pets, call a skunk removal service such as Elite Wildlife Control right away.

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Welcome to my website. My name is Trina. I live in the country with my husband, our two children, two dogs, and three cats. I love country living with one exception... the pests! I am referring to wasps, stink bugs, and rodents. I don’t know why they don’t stay out in the woods, but they don’t. They seem to love our house. I was six months pregnant with our second child when we broke down and called a pest control service. The gentleman came out to talk to us, and I had many concerns. I was pregnant, we had a small child and our pets. The professional spent a great deal of time with us patiently explaining about the products they use in and around homes. I would like to share what we learned, and why we now have pest control service for our home.