Humane Capture and Removal of Nuisance Skunks
We receive calls to remove skunks for numerous reasons. They are often found denning under structures and when cornered o during mating season will spray causing homeowners to look for a solution. They sometimes wonder into window wells and basements where the become trapped and we get called out to remove them. During the spring and fall seasons skunk will begin to forage in yards looking for grubs and earth worms causing lawn damage and this most homeowners wont tolerate the ongoing digging and we get the call to remove them.
Striped skunks are similar in size to domestic cats, weighing 6 to 14 pounds. They have pointed snouts and small, triangular heads with a white stripe on the nose and forehead. Typically their coat is black, with white stripes that extend down their nape and split into two white stripes on the back. These white stripes are as unique as human fingerprints, varying for each individual. The tails of skunks are wide, long and bushy, and can be all black or have varying amounts of white. Due to their short legs, they appear to waddle when they walk and are generally poor climbers. They have strong forefeet and long nails, however, which make them excellent diggers.