Springtime growth can be an exciting time for homeowners. After spending hours and hours perfecting lawns and landscaping, homeowners often come home to find holes dug overnight by unknown sources – possibly even skunks! It must be terrifying waking up one morning only to discover they have dug themselves a gravedigger-style grave in their yard overnight!
Skunks are always searching for food and shelter. When large clumps appear to have been pulled up from the ground, this could be evidence of them harvesting grubs beneath the surface layer of soil. Skunks also pull up grass to reach these underground sources for sustenance – one skunk may do significant damage; multiple family units could easily cost your property dearly in terms of landscaping costs!
Skunks Pose Serious Threats To Human Health
Skunks can wreak havoc in lawns and homes while searching for places to burrow, spraying pets with toxic substances and biting when trapped, particularly if their primary defense – spraying – cannot escape from an attack situation. Their droppings contain diseases which could spread throughout your family.
How To Remove Skunks
If skunks have damaged your property before, the best way to protect it from further attacks may be lighting. A motion-activated light could help deter these pests. Skunks tend to spend their nights sleeping, so using a floodlight that activates when moved can help deter skunks from entering. Spraying urine from predators around your property may also deter them. Unfortunately, even the most determined DIY efforts to eradicate skunks often prove fruitless. Professional services should always be the first option when dealing with wild animals such as skunks. Calling in experts to trap or approach the animal ensures it receives appropriate care; relocation should also be handled by experts as in some states it is illegal for homeowners to trap and release such creatures themselves.
Keep Skunks Out Of Your Yard
Once skunks have left, homeowners should take measures to prevent further damage by taking preventative steps against their return. This may involve maintaining their lawn properly so there are no grubs under the grass, fencing parts of or all of their yard as a deterrent and keeping other animals away from it.
Nobody likes having to deal with wild animals in today’s hectic world. At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, you can count on fast, flexible, and cost-effective service from us for removal and management. Our 2-year warranty ensures peace of mind when scheduling appointments; simply call (763) 223-7296 anytime for service! For 24-hour emergency assistance contact us immediately on (763) 223-6560.