Dealing with a skunk in your yard or under your house can be a big problem for people especially when you have pets or kids. Skunk's are a very calm and mild animal, this is because they are able to defend themselves very well by spray a strong odor. We have many calls about dogs getting sprayed by skunks. The best thing you can do is prevent skunks from coming onto your property and this can be done by removing anything that might attract a skunk.
The most common attraction for any animal including skunks in food. When you have bird feeders or pet food left out you are setting up a buffet for all the pest animals in the area and they will frequent the area. They will also find any areas around your property to make home because it would be so close to the food source. This is when the second thing you can do comes it. Seal of any areas that animals can build a nest or set up home. The most common areas are under decks, sheds, and underneath houses. These areas need to be properly sealed up prevent them from going underneath or digging in. Skunks are very good diggers and common live in dens that they dig. We are able to remove any skunks from your property as well as seal up any areas that might attract skunks.
If you ever see a skunk in the day time you should never approach it. This is not a common thing and can sometimes mean the skunk has a disease or something else is wrong. Skunk's have been known to carry rabies and that is a very dangerous for humans. The best thing to do is call a professional and keep a safe distance at all times.
Oregon Wildlife Control Operator with over 30 years of nuisance wildlife management experience.