Skunk Control in St. Louis, MO
Skunk Removal and Exclusion Services in St. Louis County
When skunks move in, it's not just the threat of a smelly encounter that you need to worry about. These black-and-white critters can also cause significant damage to your property and threaten the health of you and your pets. Don’t panic – Paske Pest Control & Wildlife Solutions is here to help. We provide top-tier skunk removal and exclusion services to our neighbors in St. Louis County and the surrounding areas, ensuring your home and yard remain skunk-free.
Skunks are known for their distinctive striped coat and notorious defense mechanism — a powerful, foul-smelling spray. However, they can be much more than just an odorous nuisance. Skunks can dig up your lawn searching for food, leave droppings and urine that may carry diseases, and can cause structural damage to your home if they decide to nest. We understand these challenges and offer comprehensive solutions to manage and prevent skunk problems effectively and humanely. With our professional skunk control technicians on your side, you can let go of your skunk worries and breathe easy.
Are Our Skunk Control Techniques Humane?
Our skunk control techniques are not only practical but also humane. We believe in coexisting peacefully with all wildlife, and that includes skunks. Our team of trained professionals employs various non-lethal strategies to safely remove and prevent skunks from infringing on your property.
We use safe control and removal strategies like:
- Live trapping and release: We utilize specially designed traps that capture skunks without causing them any harm. Once caught, these skunks are carefully relocated to designated wildlife areas where they can thrive without harming residential properties.
- Exclusion techniques: By identifying and sealing potential entry points with skunk-proof materials, we prevent skunks from gaining access to your home or property.
- Habitat modification: We help you make your property less inviting to skunks by advising on how to secure potential food sources and shelter sites. This includes securing your trash bins, limiting access to gardens and fruit-bearing trees, and sealing off potential nesting areas.
- Education and prevention: We provide guidance to homeowners on how to maintain a skunk-free environment through appropriate property upkeep and early detection of skunk activity.
- Proactive service plans: With routine care and perimeter control, we offer ongoing solutions that can stop skunks before they get anywhere near your property.
These strategies are designed to handle skunk issues in the most respectful and humane way possible, giving you a safe and comfortable living space.
See what we can do to help you get rid of skunks – call our St. Louis office at (314) 970-5378 today to request same-day service!
What Can You Do to Prevent Skunks from Invading Your Property?
Preventing skunks from invading your property involves making your home and yard less appealing to them.
Use these tips to keep skunks out:
- Secure your trash: Skunks are scavengers, and an open trash bin is an easy food source. Make sure to keep your trash cans securely covered to deter these critters.
- Limit water access: Skunks need a reliable water source. Eliminate any standing water in your yard, and avoid overwatering your lawn.
- Seal off entry points: Skunks can make their home in cozy, dark spaces such as under decks and porches. Seal off these areas to prevent skunks from setting up residence.
- Maintain your yard: Skunks are attracted to overgrown vegetation as it offers shelter and potential food. Regular yard maintenance can make your property less inviting.
- Remove potential food sources: If you have fruit-bearing trees, be sure to pick up any fallen fruit promptly. Similarly, if you have a garden, consider using a fence to keep skunks out.
By following these guidelines, you can create a property inhospitable to skunks, encouraging them to stay in their natural environment and out of yours.
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