When you have a skunk that has sprayed in your backyard, there is a good chance he might be living on or close to your property. If this happens you should call a professional to come out and try to locate the den or the travel ways of the skunk. We are theLakes Oswego skunk trapping professionals and can help solve your problem quickly. Skunk's can create many dangers for people or pets when they are active on your property.
The number one complaint that we receive calls for is have a skunk spray on your property. The can leave a very stinky mess that can last for weeks or longer if not properly taken care of. We off deodorizing services when you have a skunk spray and this can also help keep other skunks away in the future. When the odor is left behind it can be an attractant to other skunk's especially during the breeding season.
One of the most common locations to find a skunk is under your deck. The first sign is usually the smell, but you can also notice the location that they have dug in to make their den. We do not recommend blocking the hole because most likely they will just dig out at another location or they might be trapped underneath and die. Either way we recommend that you contact a professional to have them properly removed and the deck sealed up.
Not many people know that skunks are a vector species and are able to carry the rabies virus. This is not a normal thing for skunks in this area, but it can happen so it is important to never approach a skunk or let your pet do so. The main signs that you might have a sick skunk is foaming at the mouth, patches of fur missing, and walking around in the middle of the day with no fear.
Oregon Wildlife Control Operator with over 30 years of nuisance wildlife management experience.