Skunk Removal Phoenix – Allen Animal Control (602) 524-4450
Our skunk removal service is ready around the clock and available throughout Phoenix including Cave Creek, Carefree, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Peoria, Arizona.
When a skunk invades your home or business, it is an emergency situation. Don’t take a chance – call a professional immediately! Do not try to trap or catch a skunk on your own. Skunks will spray whenever threatened – especially inside of traps! The powerful odor or a skunk’s spray can permanently damage your home including carpets, furniture, drapes, artwork, books, clothing and duct work. While a home may be deodorized, it is a lengthy process costing $2,000 – $4,000 on average, plus the cost and aggravation of temporarily relocating.
Skunks are also one of the leading carriers of rabies. The Government’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that skunks are responsible for 23.5% of all rabies cases.
Most Common Phoenix Skunk Removals:
- Under the porch
- Under the house
- Inside garage
- Inside tool shed or barn
- Inside wood piles
- In bushes and dens
In addition to the danger of skunk spray and rabies, skunks are diggers who are known to destroy an entire garden foraging for food. Skunks will also get into garbage cans seeking food, creating an unsightly mess on a daily basis.
How to Get Rid of Skunks
Many homeowners have asked how to safely remove a skunk from their home or business. Our advice is that there is NO safe technique for home or business owners to remove a skunk from their property.
If you suspect there is a skunk on your home or business property, immediately call a professional. Try to track the skunk’s location from a safe distance until a skunk removal expert arrives. Remove all children, elderly adults and animals away from the area, as skunks can move at surprisingly fast speeds and their spray can be projected as far as 10 feet. The best defense against skunks is to prepare your home or business against an invasion by these predators.
To Get Rid of Skunks:
- Remove nuts, berries and fruits
- Fill openings under your house
- Harvest garden vegetables as soon as possible
- Remove bird feeders and seeds
- Buy locking garbage cans
- Trim bushes up to remove shelter
- Install motion sensing lights and sprinklers
- Use deterrents such as ammonia, dog urine and orange peels
More Information on Arizona Skunks
Arizona is home to 4 skunk species. All Arizona skunks have scent glands on either side of their anal sphincter which are used to project an odorous spray when threatened. Skunks are nocturnal foragers and range in size from about 3 – 10 pounds. Skunks are usually found near water and do not hibernate. They are generally omnivores, eating grasshoppers, insects, mice lizards, carrion and garbage.
If you encounter a skunk, be EXTREMELY careful as they can spray up to 10 feet and many carry rabies.