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Skunk Removal in Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover

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Skunks are notorious for the foul-smelling spray they release when threatened or in distress. This spray can severely irritate the eyes and nose, leading to burning sensations. The smell of skunk spray is extremely unpleasant and is very difficult to get rid of, especially when skunks spray your curious dog. Skunks don’t just spray, they also dig. Skunks will rip up your grass to find grubs to eat, and they will also dig out their dens underneath decks, porches, and sheds. Skunks will also often spray around their nesting areas to mark their territory, leaving your yard with the distinct smell of skunk. Don’t worry, Critter Authority can help. We offer the best skunk trapping and removal services in Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover. We offer FREE estimates, so contact us today to get started at (804) 492-2804!

Skunk Dens | Skunk Issues

skunk walking through the woods on a trailSkunks are natural scavengers and will prefer to take up residence inside an abandoned burrow that was already excavated by another critter, be it a groundhog, rabbit, fox, or more. However, if no burrows are available, skunks will dig their own, often underneath your deck, porch, shed, or alongside your home’s foundation. Skunks are armed with powerful front legs and sharp claws, which allows them to quickly excavate a new home in your yard. Not only can this disrupt your grass and soil, but it can also disrupt root structures for any trees and plants in your yard. Skunks have also been known to dig underneath crawl spaces, especially if the crawl space is not encapsulated, as a bare crawl space often provides sources of water, as well as insects to eat. When a skunk decides to settle down on your property, it will often begin to mark its new territory by spraying, which can give your yard the signature skunk smell. Skunks also often carry diseases and parasites that they can spread to you and your pets, including rabies, leptospirosis, tularemia, ticks, fleas, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Who To Call for Skunk Removal in Richmond

cute skunk laying downIf you have skunks on your property in the Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover area, contact the skunk removal experts at Critter Authority. DIY skunk removal is a hassle, and not worth the risk of being sprayed. Our expert technicians have been dealing with wildlife in Richmond for years, and we are well-experienced in safe, humane skunk removal. We can trap and remove these critters without a spraying incident, restoring peace and safety to your yard. If you need skunk removal services, contact us today to get started with a FREE estimate at (804) 492-2804

Skunk Removal Cost

The cost of skunk removal is variable, based on several factors including the size and location of the property and the severity of the skunk infestation. That’s why Critter Authority offers FREE inspections, so our technicians can come out and inspect your property before providing you with an estimate tailored to your specific needs and budget.

How To Prevent Skunks

family of skunks together in grassThe best way to deal with a skunk infestation on your property is to prevent one from happening in the first place. That’s why Critter Authority offers exclusion and seal-outs for skunks in the Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover areas. We can inspect your property for vulnerable areas and potential entry points, and then seal them off and fortify them against potential critter intrusions. Our team can also provide you with mesh wildlife barriers around potential problem areas like underneath decks, sheds, and porches, and around the perimeter of your home’s foundation. 

Another method of skunk prevention is habitat modification, which is the process of making your home less attractive to skunks. Removing potential sources of water like overturned wheelbarrows and bird baths can help, as can removing food sources via pest control. Skunks also eat out of trash cans and left out bowls of pet food, so making sure all trash cans are sealed at night and all pet food is put away can eliminate this source of food for skunks.

Skunk Trapping Near Me

Skunks are a major nuisance wildlife concern for homeowners, as these critters will often dig out dens underneath decks, sheds, and porches as well as alongside foundations. Skunks are armed with a foul-smelling spray that they will use against any human or curious pet that bothers them, and this smell can be VERY difficult to get rid of. Critter Authority can help, we offer skunk trapping and removal services in Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover. We also offer skunk preventative services like exclusions, seal-outs, and wildlife barriers. Contact our team of experts today to get started with a FREE estimate at (804) 492-2804!

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