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Skunk Removal can be a frustrating task for homeowners throughout Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and surrounding Pennsylvania areas. Nuisance Wildlife Control experts of Xceptional Wildlife Removal provide complete services to get rid of skunks, skunk odor, and provide skunk trapping services. Regardless of the skunk problem our Wildlife Biologist have a solution.
Skunk Facts & Identification
The striped skunk is the native skunk found throughout the United States including areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio. These animals have black to brown fur with a white to cream stripe extending from the head to the tail. They weigh between 4 and 10 pounds, with a length of 20-30 inches. Their forefeet have long, curved claws adapted for digging, and their hind feet are shorter and straighter. The most distinctive characteristic of a skunk is the pungent odor they are able to excrete from their anal glands. Skunks have the abilty to spray this oily musk up to 10 feet. They are able to use this as their defense mechanism against prey.
Striped Skunk Diet
Striped Skunks are primarily insectivorous, consuming grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, and caterpillars.
Although the striped skunk are primarily insectivorours but will consume vegtables and other mammal such as mice, voles, eggs and the chicks of ground nesting birds. They will also consume vegtables,apples, blackberries, and cherries.
Striped Skunk Habitat
Striped skunk are known to inhabit a wide variety of habitats, particularly mixed woodlands. In highly populated areas skunks commonly will bed under porches and steps, outbuildings and in homes crawlspaces. Although these animals may be harmless the become a nuisance when they spray under a home or a pet. This oily pungent odor can be very difficult to get rid of. Our Animal Control Specialist can remove skunks and get rid of skunk odors.
Skunk Trapping, Pennsylvania
Skunk Trapping is an effective way to get rid of skunks. Trapping skunks is not a difficult task, the difficulty for homeowners is what to do with the animal once it is captured. The slight movement of a trapped skunk can cause the skunk to spray. An odor that can take weeks to completely dissipate. Wildlife Control experts have methods to remove a skunk without the animal spraying. In addition to the problems homeowners face with the skunk spraying there is alos the problem of what to do with the skunk once it is captured. Skunks are rabie vector animals which means they can be carriers of the rabie virus, because these animals are rabie vector carriers Pennsylvania law states it is illegal to relocate a skunk within the State of Pennsylvania. There are other methods wildlife operators can use to control skunks other than trapping. This method is referred to as a skunk exclusion.
What is a Skunk Exclusion?
Skunk Exclusion is a method of modifying a structure to prohibit the skunk from accessing. An exclusion can be used if a skunk is living under a structure such as steps of a home, or under a building. Exclusions will not work for skunks in the yard. Our experts can assess the skunk problem and determine the best method of removal.
Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a Nuisance Wildlife Control company that specializes in Pennsylvania's nuisance wildlife animals including skunks.
Contact Xceptional Wildlife Removal today for complete Pennsylvania Animal Trapping services!