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How to Get Rid of Skunks

Wildlife Abatement can remove dead skunks and capture, trap, remove and control problem skunks for you in Shreveport, Bossier City and most of North Louisiana. We remove unwanted skunks from crawlspaces, walls, garages, sheds and wherever they happen to be causing problems. If wanting to know how to get rid of skunks please call Wildlife Abatement today at (318)553-3006.

Wildlife Abatement is your local, honest and dependable choice for professional skunk removal and control in the Shreveport Bossier City Metro Area. Yes, we can capture, remove and control problem skunks! In fact, trapping and removing skunks from yards, garages, woodpiles, sheds and from under sheds, homes and other structures is one of our more common calls. We have heard “How to get rid of skunks?” hundreds of times, so please do not hesitate giving us a ring for any of your skunk removal and control needs.

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We are trained to employ a variety of methods of skunk removal to deal with your individual skunk problem in Benton and Keithville. We use humane trapping methods, and exclusion to rid you of your unwanted guest. We utilize time tested methods for prevention of the problem, once the skunk removal process is complete. By installing heavy gauge screening under your deck, porch, or foundation, we can eliminate the possibility of reentry.

It is very important to hire a professional to trap and perform skunk removal services. Rob has many years of experience in successfully trapping skunks and removing skunks from properties in a safe, humane, and odor-and-nausea-free manner. Attempting to trap and remove a skunk yourself can be dangerous, as skunks are known carriers of rabies.

Once a skunk trap has been placed, a skunk will usually be trapped overnight if the skunk is living on your Shreveport property, or it can take several days if the skunk is taking up residence at a neighbor’s. While most of the time there will be just one skunk found on your property, there are some cases where a family of skunks have taken up residence and multiple skunk removals will need to be performed.

We provide skunk removal, skunk control and skunk relocation services for Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton, Haughton and Keithville areas. We are NOT an exterminator or pest control company that will apply useless and money-wasting spray repellents. The offending animal will be trapped and relocated far away from your property with absolutely zero chance of return. If you are a DIY trapper and have accidentally caught a skunk instead of the raccoon, opossum or armadillo you were after and are not sure what to do with a potentially stinky problem, we can take care of it for you and return your trap back to you. We have a 99% no-spray success rate; we don’t leave you with a stinky mess! If the skunk has sprayed, we offer a deodorizing service with the best chemical compounds in the industry so we can get your life back to normal as soon as possible.

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How to Get Rid of Skunks

Skunks can be a common pest problem, particularly in or near fields, forests, streams, suburbs, or swampy areas around Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton, Haughton and Keithville areas. Getting rid of skunks properly and humanely requires having a little basic background knowledge about the animal and its habits. Read on for some tips on how to get rid of skunks around your home and stay rid of them.

Skunks are typically nocturnal. They will find a place to use as a den during the winter months. Underneath your deck, porch, or shed makes a great winter home for a skunk. During its winter stay at your Shreveport residence, a skunk will venture out on balmier Louisiana nights in search of food and a mate. During the skunk mating season, which runs from February through most of March, they tend to be quite aggressive and will fight other skunks as well as spray that all-too-familiar stench both as a defense mechanism and during breeding. The litter is born about two months after breeding. A typical litter consists on average of four to six kittens. So, the best time to catch and remove any skunk that may have inhabited your property is before breeding season is over to avoid just one pesky skunk turning into a large family of pesky skunks.

Skunks are pretty brave in that they are generally not very afraid of humans or your pets. They can spray targets as far as 15 feet away and can hit things at a 90 degree angle at that. Skunks often carry rabies and canine distemper, so it is very important to keep them away from your children, your pets, and yourself. Their senses of touch and smell are very keen. Their weaknesses lie in their lack of climbing ability, poor hearing, and poor vision.

How to get rid of skunks safely and humanely once they have arrived simply involves a good trap and some effective preventative measures. It is a good idea to sprinkle flour or powder around the skunk’s den during the day. This way you will know when it has left to find food and can safely and optimally begin your siege. A professional nuisance wildlife control trapper like Wildlife Abatement will use strategically placed durable and secure traps that will effectively ensnare the animal without harming it and prevent it from being able to raise its tail for spraying purposes once inside. Once the skunk is caught, we will remove it from your property.

Skunks will dig their own dens if necessary, but they will more often take up residence in a space that is already available to them. Meaning that if you have had a skunk before, a new one will move into the old one’s dwelling if it finds it. Obstruct access to such areas to avert new arrivals from staying. As unadulterated omnivores, they will eat practically anything. Bird feeders, compost piles, exposed garbage, and large amounts of insects may draw skunks onto your property. Eliminate such feeding opportunities to help avoid luring them into your area.

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We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business / Veteran Owned Small Business prepared to take care of your immediate wildlife removal needs. Our Emergency Response Trailer is stocked and ready to handle all animal, and wildlife control problems. We are usually able to respond to your call quickly without having to come back to the office for supplies.


So when you can’t figure out how to get rid of skunks call Wildlife Abatement  your Humane Skunk Removal Specialist serving Shreveport LA, Bossier City LA, Barksdale Air Force Base LA, Haughton LA, Benton LA, Keithville LA, Coushatta LA, Greenwood LA, Stonewall LA, Elm Grove LA, Ringgold LA, Minden LA, Ruston LA, Natchitoches LA, Marshall TX, Longview TX,  Texarkana TX, TX, Henderson TX, Nacogdoches TX, Mount Pleasant TX, El Dorado AR, Hope AR,  Magnolia AR, Texarkana AR

Wildlife Abatement offers wildlife removal to industrial, commercial and residential customers. Wildlife Abatement can assist you inresolving your wildlife problems. We also specialize in attic and crawlspace restoration and decontamination. We pride ourselves in being the leaders in wildlife control with exceptional service. We handle every situation in the most humane way possible. We specialize in a wide range of humane wildlife control services including: bat removal, Skunk removal, raccoon removal, squirrel control, bird control, snake removal, bee removal, opossum removal and more. This also includes dead animal removal, damage repairs, waste cleanup, decontamination,deodorization and sanitation.

The professionals at Widlife Abatement are trained to humanely handle wildlife control situations in the North Louisiana area. If wildlife finds a way into your Shreveport or Bossier City home, Rob will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. He will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations. All methods and techniques used by Widlife Abatement are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.

To get started with Wildlife Abatement for skunk removal and control services for the Shreveport or Bossier City area, call us today at (318)553-3006