When the weather starts to cool off many pests and critters are looking for a place to shelter. This is a time you need to be the most aware of pests trying to enter your home and be more on top of your pest services. You want to make sure you do all that you can to avoid an infestation. When it comes to critters there are some that a single intruder is enough and needs to be addressed right away. Skunks are a pest that you want to make sure you don’t take lightly and you know what to do if you come upon one. The best thing you can do is to stay clear. Just like any animal that feels cornered or startled they can go on the defense and this can seem like aggression. When it comes to skunks they are nocturnal and will likely be seen out and about at night. You want to make sure you know what to do if you start to see them close to your home. A-Tex Pest Management outlines how to best deal with an unwanted skunk in your home or on your property.
Avoid Skunk Spray
The first and most important aspect of dealing with a skunk is that you want to do all that you can to not get sprayed. When it comes to skunks they may look cute and cuddly but they do have a great defensive mechanism. The best way they can ward off a predator is to use their spray. They will lift their tail and spray up to around 10 feet out. If you are in the path in any way you will be hit. The spray has an extremely assaulting odor that is long-lasting. It can stay on clothes, skin and other materials. The odor is something that there are life hacks to try and help eliminate but most of the time it has to just wear off naturally. You want to do all that you can to avoid the spray and that means not surprising the skunk or going up to it to see what it is doing. It is best to just stay clear and call a professional that can trap and remove it.
Don’t Get Attacked By a Skunk
The great thing about a skunk is that they are not inherently mean and aggressive. They only want to avoid people and predators as well as protect themselves. If they feel cornered and you come up to them you could see the angry side of the skunk. They have been known to carry diseases such as rabies that could transfer to you if you were to be bitten. You want to make sure that you stay away and never try and corner the skunk. You can watch from a distance so that you can give instructions to the pest control technician about their location.
Skunk Wildlife Removal in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
One of the things that you also want to avoid is causing any injury to the animal. The skunk is a wild animal that can be captured safely and relocated so that it can live a healthy life. The best option is to use a company that is able to do that instead of causing injury or death to the animal. A-Tex Pest Management can come out to your house to inspect and treat for skunks. Call us today!