A skunk’s defense mechanism is its awful-smelling spray. However, did you know it can cause severe discomfort if it gets into a person’s eyes? Typically, the closer you are to the spray, the worse the reaction (if you’ve never been very close, consider yourself lucky). Allow Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control to handle your intrusive skunk. We’ll humanely remove it before it can spray! For those who have had the unfortunate experience of being sprayed, symptoms can include burning or watering eyes, a nostril-penetrating stench, and difficulty breathing, even when the spray doesn’t physically touch you. To deodorize and decontaminate after a skunk sprays, contact Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control. We’re the area’s proven experts! DIY decontamination and deodorization aren’t recommended, simply because it’s a task that will be handled most effectively by professionals who have experience. In addition to removing the odor and removing the skunk, our team has helpful pointers and tricks of the trade when it comes to removing a skunk’s smell from most clothing and fabrics.
Every creature, however unpleasant, serves a purpose in the balance of our ecosystem. Even animals as problematic as skunks deserve to be treated well when they’re being removed from your property. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control provides non-lethal, humane skunk control, skunk trapping, and skunk removal services in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas. Here at Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, we begin to get busy trapping, removing and relocating skunks in December. January, February, and March are our busiest skunk months, though we still get quite a few calls in April and May. We can handle your malodorous skunk in a safe, humane, and efficient manner. Call us today at (817) 606-7607.
WHY ARE SKUNKS DANGEROUS?
Skunk odor can be awful. The smell is very strong and lasts for a long time. The substance that skunks spray can reach distances of 15 feet. If you are in close contact and end up on the receiving end, you’ll likely remember it. Skunk removal is not for the faint of heart and there are disease risks associated with removing a skunk as well. If you are sprayed in the eyes, mouth, nose or other mucous membranes, it is possible to contract rabies through the spray. Although you typically see skunks by themselves and at night (they’re nocturnal), they do gather to mate. If you see a skunk in or near your home, it’s always a good idea to call a professional skunk removal service such as Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control to help.
Skunks are classified as a pest species due to their odor and occasionally, their habit of digging. Although they pose no real threat to humans, they can carry diseases such as rabies and roundworms. The most common complaints include:
- Skunk is living under deck or porch
- Skunk has sprayed in the vicinity
- Skunk has sprayed a pet dog
- Skunks are digging holes in the yard