• Omega Animal Removal's Skunk Control and Skunk Removal Services

    Omega Animal Removal's Skunk Control and Skunk Removal Services

    Skunks are avoided largely because of the smelly discharge they excrete when they feel threatened. Residents can attempt to capture them, but these animals are very skittish and you run the risk of getting sprayed by a scent that is very potent and almost impossible to eradicate. It is highly advised that you leave skunk control problems to the specialists at Omega Animal Removal.

    There are some methods that can be used by individuals to prevent the animals from coming near their home. One of these is the use of a natural repellent such as predator urine, mothballs, solution with ammonia in it or natural spices such as cayenne pepper. However, these repellents are temporary, and cannot be used as a permanent solution to skunk infestation. They will always find their way back as soon as the repellent strength has subsided.

    Another way to keep skunks away from your home is by cleaning up your yard and securing your garbage cans. Skunks will always invade yards with anything they can use as food including fallen fruits and leftovers in trash cans. Also, avoid leaving your pets’ food outside as this will attract skunks to come and scavenge. You may also clean up any fruits that have fallen from your trees. With no food to take advantage of, the skunk will not stick around.

    You can make use of certain specialized sprinklers that have been proven to be extremely effective in removing the animals and keeping them away. These are motion-activated sprinklers that can be set around any place you want the skunks to stay away from, such as your garden, your garbage cans or your porch. This method does not only guarantee your own safety, it is a humane way to manage skunk invasions. There is a risk of this sort of shock triggering them to spray their pungent liquid.

    Professionals at Omega Animal Removal decontaminate sprayed objects and places by using special decontaminator neutroleum-alpha epoleon effective in heavy-duty services. There are home concoctions including hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and baking soda, but they are not as effective as the professional strength chemicals.
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    Skunks are very well adapted to living in urban environments and are known for "spraying" when they feel threatened.
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    It is always best to contact one of Omega's Skunk Removal Specialists if you are experiencing a skunk issue around your home or business.
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    The answer is simple. Call Omega Animal Removal for a consolation with one of our Skunk Control Specialists!
  • Why Skunks Can Be Such a Nuisance Near Your Home or On Your Property

    Why Skunks Can Be Such a Nuisance Near Your Home or On Your Property

    Skunks are common guests in any manicured garden. Beautiful fruits and vegetables are alluring bait. The best and most effective way to keep them out and ensure they never come back, is by placing chicken wire covering the entire perimeter of your garden plot. If you have a compost pile then cover it as well.

    Getting skunks out of your yard is complicated. All in all, your options will involve first identifying their entry point and where they actually live. Seeing them disappear under a porch, shed or woodpile may indicate their home. Beware that if you try to get them out you will be considered an intruder and they will not hesitate to defend their ‘home’ with their most effective weapon. You might want to buy a live trap as this is the one method you could use to move the skunks out the yard. Disguise the trap with some leaves and some sticks to make it far less visible as skunks are suspicious of changes to their environment.

    Omega Animal Removal has a tried and true 4-step system that includes evaluation, trapping and removal, exclusion and damage repair. We are confident in our method and experience, and so accompany all of our services with a Lifetime Guarantee.

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    Skunks will spray when threatened and it will take time and effort to get the incredibly potent smell out.
  • Signs of a Skunk Infestation, Proper Skunk Control and Humane Skunk Removal

    Signs of a Skunk Infestation, Proper Skunk Control and Humane Skunk Removal

    • You may detect the need for skunk removal in your residence or around your home by spotting the distinct stripes or spots that traditionally mark their bodies. This often helps people with identification of the animal and avoidance.
    • Evidence of foraging is also often a sign. They may tear trash bags open and dig furrows inside the ground around your garden or lawn
    • Skunks have very long front claws designed to burrow deep underground and will often times create their burrows against houses, porches and other standing structures. Skunks will often times burrow underneath the structure so that they are completely protected from above and behind and only have to protect the entrance to their burrow.
    • Skunk trapping and removal should only be done by trained professionals that have extensive experience handling these unique animals.
    • Skunks removal must only be done using live traps and the animals should be humanely relocated into proper areas where they will not cause damage or be a threat to people or pets.
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    Skunks will use their large front claws to dig up your yard in search of grubs and other insects that are a staple of their diet.
  • Proper Skunk Control and Humane Skunk Removal Techniques

    Proper Skunk Control and Humane Skunk Removal Techniques

    In general, skunks are best controlled through exclusion. This should always involve ensuring that there are no existing holes close to human structures where they can find refuge and create their den in.

    An Omega Animal Removal professional may fill these holes using concrete or dirt. They can also use a sturdy wire mesh to cover the holes, only after ensuring that they are not within the dens. This is the most challenging part of skunk control. Omega Animal Removal has biologically trained experts who specialize in skunk removal and behavior. They will help you assess where the animals have made their home and how many there are. They will always ensure that all the skunks are out before undertaking any exclusion initiative. Skunks are opportunistic animals and will always take advantage of any objects they find around that can provide them with cover. Removing cover such as brush, lush vegetation, woodpiles and old vehicles may also help to manage skunk infestation.

    Given their off-putting means of defense, it is best for homeowners to leave skunks alone and seek the expert advice and service from skunk Specialists at Omega Animal Removal. They will recommend the best method for skunk removal depending on your particular condition.

    Skunks are common guests in any manicured garden. Beautiful fruits and vegetables are alluring bait. The best and most effective way to keep them out and ensure they never come back, is by placing chicken wire covering the entire perimeter of your garden plot. If you have a compost pile then cover it as well.

    Getting skunks out of your yard is complicated. All in all, your options will involve first identifying their entry point and where they actually live. Seeing them disappear under a porch, shed or woodpile may indicate their home. Beware that if you try to get them out you will be considered an intruder and they will not hesitate to defend their ‘home’ with their most effective weapon. You might want to buy a live trap as this is the one method you could use to move the skunks out the yard. Disguise the trap with some leaves and some sticks to make it far less visible as skunks are suspicious of changes to their environment.

    Omega Animal Removal has a tried and true 4-step system that includes evaluation, trapping and removal, exclusion and damage repair. We are confident in our method and experience, and so accompany all of our services with a Lifetime Guarantee.

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    Keeping skunks away from your home, yard or back porch is a difficult task. Some homeowners will try to install screening in certain areas, however, it is always best to have an expert handle skunk exclusion work.
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    Always contact Omega Animal Removal to help you with your skunk infestation issues. You never want to be on the wrong end of a skunk deal.
  • Facts About Skunks

    Facts About Skunks
    • Skunks are omnivorous animals and will feed on both plants and animals. They like eating fruits, worms, insects, rodents, reptiles, honeybees and beehives.
    • Skunks are small in size, 8 to 19 inches, and weigh up to 14 pounds.
    • The animals have two anal glands that produce pungent liquid discharge, used by the skunks to fend off their enemies. The substance can be shot with accuracy up to about 10 feet away.
    • Coyotes, owls and bobcats are the predators of skunks.
    • Male skunks are referred to as bucks and a female is a doe while a baby is called a kit.
    • Skunks have poor eyesight and an excellent sense of hearing and smell.
    • Skunk can transmit diseases including rabies.
    • The animals live for up to 3 years in their natural habitats. When captured, they can survive for about 10 years.
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    Skunks are fascinating animals with a wide range of defensive skills.
We want to make sure you don't have to go to work smelling like a skunk! We have the traps, tools and experience to take care of any skunk issue that you are experiencing!
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