From birds to skunks and various other mammals, many different species of wildlife live in the Durham area. Many of these animals possess a keen intelligence and adaptability that makes them bold when invading human homes. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we can get rid of skunks in Durham homes and provide you with helpful information regarding how you can defend your property from other wildlife species that insist you share it with them.
1. Avoid Outdoor Trash Piles and Clutter
Many species of wildlife, including skunks, rats and raccoons, eat a wide variety of food, including any human leftovers and pet kibble they can find on your property. Leaking outdoor faucets and standing water can provide them with hydration, while trash piles made of pruned tree branches and discarded building material can make for fine nesting places.
You can learn how to get rid of skunks permanently when you call in our wildlife removal technicians to inspect your property. They can point out possible nesting locations and provide you with helpful tips for keeping your yard free of environments that might support encroaching wildlife.
2. Repair and Safeguard Your Home’s Foundation
Gaps and wide cracks in your home’s foundation can invite a variety of wildlife into your basement, from rodents to skunks. Once inside, they make nests from pilfered material and grasses they bring from outside. Some species that may find their way inside your Durham home can raise large families quite quickly, leading to a serious infestation.
Our wildlife removal technicians know how to get rid of skunks in Durham, along with other species of invasive wildlife, with tools and humane processes that protect their lives. This also protects you and your family, as once these animals make themselves at home in your basement or under your home’s foundation, they can act aggressively if you corner or attempt to handle them.
3. Guard Your Roofing Vents
Some Durham wildlife species have insatiable curiosity and intelligence, a combination that might allow them to enter your home in ways you never imagined. One common entry point is a home’s roofing vents, especially those that have little or no coverings. Raccoons can pry these vents up easily unless properly shielded.
Skedaddle’s wildlife removal professionals can inspect your roof and its vents before securing those that need additional safeguards. They can also arrange an inspection schedule that provides your home with additional protection.
Seal Gaps and Cracks
Some species of wildlife can squeeze through cracks and gaps to enter your Durham home. Rodents can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter, while skunks and raccoons can dig under a porch to make a den.
The offensive odour skunks emit makes their presence known, but like most types of wildlife, their removal is best left to our technicians, who know how to scare skunks away without getting sprayed.
We Can Help You Get Rid of Skunks in Durham
Removing skunks from a home is not a task for the inexperienced. Not only do you risk a soaking with the pungent chemicals these animals can spray from glands underneath their tails, but they may also scratch and bite to defend themselves.
Our technicians have the proper equipment and experience to remove skunks from your home while protecting themselves and the health of the animals. Once they secure the animals safely, our techs will inspect and clean out any nesting material to ensure they removed all the live animals. They can also seal entranceways and offer you a variety of advice concerning how to appropriately safeguard your home against wildlife in the future.