Skunks are among the world’s most recognizable species. Their coal black fur with white striping is an immediate signal to stay away. While the skunk’s potent odor is what most people and other animals are trying to avoid, the foul spray can also cause pain and discomfort if it comes in contact with the eye.
The good news is that this gentle creature rarely uses his spray as a defense. The skunk only sprays when it has been cornered or faces attack. They can actually serve a valuable purpose to farmers and landowners.
How Skunks Are Beneficial
Skunks provide a very important service to the area they live in, eating large amounts of garden and lawn pests that can cause tremendous damage. Skunks feed on a wide variety of things, including insects, mice, rats, fruits, and berries. They keep the pest population down, allowing for better crop yield and nuisance control. But, what do you do when a skunk decides to set up residence in or around your home, garage, or business?
Careful Eviction Is Key
You don’t have to get sprayed by a skunk to get him to move. It is possible, if the correct methods are used, to remove these mild-mannered, nocturnal animals without incurring their wrath. In fact, you may not even see him. It may be the smell that alerts you to a skunk’s presence. Or you may start finding shallow holes in your yard, where the skunk has been digging for food. You may see damage to low plants. If you aren’t sure you are ready to evict a skunk yourself, professional help is available.
Why You Should Call Raven Termite and Pest Control
For professional Baltimore and Annapolis pest control, Raven Termite and Pest Control is the one to trust. Here’s why:
- We offer a full array of residential, commercial, and industrial pest control services.
- Our business is locally-owned.
- Fully licensed and insured exterminators.
- We have over 18 years of pest control service.
- Our services are environmentally-friendly, efficient, and prompt.
Services Available from Raven Termite and Pest Control
- Various pest agreement periods
- Quarterly/annual termite inspections
- Wood treatments
- Exclusion of rodent or animal, including skunks
- Perimeter rodent control
- Same day service
Contact us today at Raven Termite and Pest Control for more information.