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Big skunk in a back yard

Simply put, skunks stink! If you have skunks living on your property, you already know how bad the stench is. Skunks spray a putrid odor when they sense a threat, and that smell will send anyone running in the opposite direction.

If you have been looking for information on skunk pest control, you have come to the right place. Skunks can sometimes be aggressive, so we suggest you never attempt to trap or remove them alone. We will explain the best and safest way to remove these foul-smelling pests from your property.

We will also share some practical prevention tips San Antonio pest control experts use to keep skunks away from properties. Read on to learn more about skunks and the best way to deal with them from the pros at Accurate Pest Control.

Where Do Skunks Like To Hide?

Skunks live in underground dens called burrows. They use these dens to rest, hide, give birth to their young, and care for their litters.

Here are some of the most likely places to find a skunk den:

  • In abandoned burrows dug by another animal
  • Under piles of wood
  • Under piles of brush and debris
  • Under concrete slabs
  • In outbuildings such as garages, sheds, and barns

You are far more likely to come upon the smell of skunks than the actual animal. If you suspect skunks have made a home on your property, contact us today to learn more about keeping skunks away from you San Antonio home.

Skunks Can Be More Aggressive Than You May Think

Skunks in San Antonio are known to be fairly docile animals, although they can be aggressive when they need to be. A skunk will give a warning before it sprays by stomping its feet, arching its back, and raising its tail.

A skunk will usually only spray if it feels threatened or trapped. Female skunks are most aggressive when pregnant or when rearing their young. Typically, this happens in spring, so use caution if you find yourself near a skunk and slowly back away.

We should also note that skunks can carry rabies, and the virus can be transmitted before the animal shows any signs. If you see signs such as vocalization, seizures, stumbling, or the animal appears especially aggressive, it may have rabies and should be avoided.

If skunks are a problem on your property, we recommend never trying to trap them alone. Accurate Pest Control offers wildlife control in San Antonio to safely and humanely trap and remove skunks.

Practical Tips To Prevent Skunks Around The Yard

The most effective form of skunk control is prevention. It is much simpler to stop attracting these animals than it is to remove them.

Here are some tips on deterring skunks from your property:

  • Store garbage in receptacles with tight-fitting lids.
  • Feed your pets inside if you can.
  • Store pet food and bird seed in well-sealed containers.
  • Install fencing around your property that will be hard for skunks to dig under.
  • Work with a pest control company to eliminate prey that attracts skunks, including small rodents, wasps, crickets, bees, and beetles.

Accurate Pest Control offers skunk control services to not only remove skunks but also to help prevent them from returning.

Call Accurate Pest Control At The First Sign Of Skunks In Your Yard

Whether you discover skunks are on your property from their smell or by seeing them, contacting us at the first signs is best to keep your family and pets safe. Accurate Pest Control’s technicians are experts in controlling nuisance skunks. Call us now to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in San Antonio.