Skunks and Raccoons

 

Skunks

 

General Facts: Skunks, easily identifiable by their characteristic black and white striping, are infamous for producing a foul odor when frightened. Although a skunk’s spray is known mostly for its robust smell, it can also cause intense discomfort if it gets into a person or animal’s eyes. Fortunately, these mild-mannered creatures rarely use this potent defense, and provide quite a few benefits to the areas they inhabit. Skunks use their powerful defense only when they or their young are threatened and cannot escape. Even then, they give ample warning that should be heeded, stamping front feet, a raised tail, hissing, short forward charges, and twisting their hind end around in your direction. When it comes to skunks on your property, you always want to prevent them from denning and making themselves at home. Exclusion techniques should be used proactively to prevent this denning from occurring before an animal moves in. Any suspected skunk den should first be checked out to determine if a skunk has indeed moved in.

 

Our “P.E.S.T.S.”Methodology

 

Problem: Skunks predominantly create den sites under garden sheds in urban areas, low wooden decks, and hot tubs. Other issues they create they grub and dig holes. Grubbing is where they are digging up putting holes in your grass and digging up grubs.

Evaluate: Custom West technicians will accurately assess your skunk situation or skunk related problems. We determine if the skunk(s) are living at your building or if the skunks are just passing through.

Solutions: We will build a customizable solution to your skunk needs.

Treat: Treatment may include exclusion, animal removal, and behavior modification.

Support: Custom West will provide ongoing monitoring, customer service, and a customer portal for easy access to all your account information as we work to solve your pest problem.

 

 

 

Health Impacts: The skunk is one of the 4 wild animals to carry the rabies virus and have also been known to carry leptospirosis. A skunk carries and could pass on roundworm, mange fleas, ticks and coccidiosis. There are several conditions humans and their pets can catch from skunks, some of those are fever, sepsis, canine distemper, Aleutian disease, and a number of different parasites

Our “P.E.S.T.S.”Methodology

 

Problem: Skunks predominantly create den sites under garden sheds in urban areas, low wooden decks, and hot tubs. Other issues they create they grub and dig holes. Grubbing is where they are digging up putting holes in your grass and digging up grubs.

Evaluate: Custom West technicians will accurately assess your skunk situation or skunk related problems. We determine if the skunk(s) are living at your building or if the skunks are just passing through.

Solutions: We will build a customizable solution to your skunk needs.

Treat: Treatment may include exclusion, animal removal, and behavior modification.

Support: Custom West will provide ongoing monitoring, customer service, and a customer portal for easy access to all your account information as we work to solve your pest problem.

 

 

 

Important Note

If you or your pet have already been sprayed by a skunk mix together 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish-washing soap, Wear rubber gloves, wash with this solution immediately after the spraying occurs. DO NOT get the solution in your eyes.

DO NOT store the mixture for later use.

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