Skunk Removal Los Angeles
Peeeeee-ewwwww! There are very few things in this world that smell more disgusting than a skunk! And now, lucky dog you, you are just unfortunate enough to have skunks living in your very own yard! Skunks are a nuisance to everyone, and are becoming even more of a nuisance in California, including the Los Angeles area.
Before you focus on skunk removal, let’s try to understand skunks. Skunks are nocturnal animals, and although they may not actually hibernate during the winter, they do become much less active. February is an active breeding season for skunks, and it is best to go ahead and trap them before this time, because once they become interested in breeding, they will be much less interested in the bait in your skunk traps. Not only that, but a host of new babies will be born in May, and not only will you have more skunks to rid yourself of, but you will also have to deal with very protective, very smelly, mother skunks! Skunks are naturally burrowing animals, and just as they will burrow under a log or pile of rocks (some of their natural habitats), they will most certainly burrow underneath your house, decks or porches, or outdoor buildings, and make themselves quite at home there.
Skunk removal in Los Angeles can be more than a little tricky on your own, so it might be your best bet to hire a professional pest control company to assist you, especially if you are short on time, a little bit nervous about handling and dealing with skunks, or are dealing with multiple skunks. A professional pest control company is much more experienced with skunk removal in Los Angeles and the surrounding area, and you should be able to find professionals in skunk removal in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Ventura County, and other counties in the Los Angeles area.
If you are determined to try to rid yourself of skunks on your own, one way to get rid of skunks is to make their den uncomfortable and unlivable for them. You could scatter broken glass, throw incense that has already been lit, or turn on water sprinklers around the skunk’s den for skunk removal los angeles. Just be careful that you aren’t throwing lit incense near a flammable part of your house! These steps could cause the skunks to feel uncomfortable and move their homes elsewhere, preferably away from your house!
If this method does not work for skunk removal, you could always set a trap and attempt to trap the skunk. There is a trap known as a “pail cage trap,” which should help keep you from getting sprayed, as the skunk has limited visibility and will not be as intimidated or scared, and can only spray toward one side of the cage (just make sure you are on the opposite side!). Another type of trap used for skunk removal is a gravity door skunk trap. This sort of trap is very effective at trapping skunks, however, it could be a little more difficult to release the skunk safely without exposing yourself to the skunk and putting yourself at getting sprayed. Skunk removal in Los Angeles, or anywhere else, for that matter, is quite difficult without the assistance of a professional or professional team. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, when you get sprayed trying to release that skunk!
I wish you the best of luck with removing these adorable, yet pesty and smelly creatures from your yard! Skunk removal Los Angeles doesn’t need to be overly difficult!