Abalon Exterminating & Skunk Removal
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Residential & Commercial Skunk Removal and Trapping Serving NYC & Westchester
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Skunk Removal in 3 Quick Steps
Skunks are noxious smelling animals which can quickly turn a pleasant evening into a frenzy of cleaning. Difficult to see at night, skunks have frequent accidental contact with humans and their pets, particularly dogs and cats. This situation is made worse by the tendency for skunks to seek shelter in the warm and wind-protected spaces under homes, decks, sheds, and garages.
Skunks can also carry diseases and account for nearly a quarter of recorded rabies cases. For this reason, it’s important not to take any risks with skunks and to remove them as safely and quickly as possible.
Step #1: Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe from Skunks
The best way to avoid dealing with a skunk is to avoid the skunk entirely. Signs that a skunk may be present near your home include:
- Skunk sightings in the neighborhood.
- A smell of skunk, like burning rubber.
- Dogs barking after dark.
If one or more of these is the case and you believe that you may be dealing with a skunk, contact a professional to help trap and remove the skunk humanely, rather than risk contact with the skunk by yourself or your family.
Step #2: Know the Signs When Dealing with Skunks
Contrary to popular opinion, skunks spray their scent only when they are unable to run away without confrontation. Skunks that are cornered, startled, or harassed are likely to spray. The smell of skunk spray is notoriously difficult to remove and is also caustic when it touches the eyes or face, causing severe discomfort. In addition to avoiding contact with skunks, avoiding surprising or cornering a skunk will also help you avoid getting sprayed.
Step #3: The Right Equipment for the Right Job
In addition to their unpleasant smell, skunks are also disease carriers. The best way to remain safe around a skunk is to avoid contact entirely. Our trained professional staff has the equipment needed to safely and humanely remove skunks from the premises. Professionals will also be able to assess the skunk to determine whether it is diseased, ensure that all young are removed, and take steps to prevent new skunks and other animals from taking up residence in your home.
Abalon’s trained animal removal experts will examine your home and yard to locate any sources of food which will attract skunks in the future. A little prevention will save you months of pest removal frustration.
Call Abalon today and eliminate your skunk problem!
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