Skunks have a familiar black and white body, and just seeing one scares most people to back away from them quickly! A slang term for skunks is ‘pole cats’. Skunks are a member of the weasel family and are slow-moving mammals with strong front legs with ample claws that allow them to dig holes in yards.
Most skunks are about the same size as a house cat and are usually shy in nature. They are usually not confrontational. It’s their pungent odor that gets everyone’s attention! This smell secretes from the skunks’ anal glands. Most of the time you smell a skunk nearby much quicker than you see one.
Skunks expel that awful odor as a defense mechanism against predators when they feel intimidated. They can spray up to 15 feet! This odor is extremely hard to get rid of, and honestly, most removal remedies just do not work.
As others will tell you, skunk odor can take a very long time to get rid of. If you get spray in your eyes, you will experience a bad burning sensation and often temporary blindness. Sprayed clothing is usually discarded as the smell is very hard to remove.
Alpha Wildlife’s professionally trained skunk removers in Gatlinburg have the knowledge, experience and equipment to get rid of skunk odor quickly. Learn about skunk diseases.
Many times, skunks find crawlspaces or other areas of your house to call their home. Here are a few common cries for help that we regularly receive from homeowners in the Gatlinburg area:
Whether a skunk has sprayed in your yard, garage, patio or under your house or deck, we can get rid of the odor today – just call our licensed and trained Gatlinburg wildlife removal specialists at (865) 224-6555. We have the tools and training to safely handle these very strong nuisance animals.
Alpha Wildlife also provides dead skunk removal services and deodorization. Leaving a dead skunk in your yard will probably make the problem worse as it will attract other animals, insects, and parasites.
Skunks carry diseases and parasites, including rabies, distemper and mange. Any of these diseases can be transmitted to humans as well as your pets. Get all pets vaccinated against these harmful and fatal diseases as soon as possible.
Important: Skunk removal is a specialty service that requires special permitting and insurance. Before relocating a skunk, always check to see if they have babies in the area. Baby skunks are called ‘kits’ and a group of skunks is called a ‘surfeit’ (impress someone with this during trivia night!) Learn more about skunk behavior and the diseases skunks carry!
Skunks love to tear duct lines and use the insulation in their dens. Knowing their behavior and habits help with safe removal. Once a skunk has moved under your home, quick action is required to minimize their damage. The skunk can spay or die inside your duct line! No doubt this would be quite unpleasant!
Make sure to choose the skunk removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about our skunk removal and trapping services in the Gatlinburg, TN area, call us at (865) 224-6555. Contact our skunk control experts to learn more!
Alpha Wildlife offers skunk removal services in Knoxville, TN including Alcoa, Clinton, Friendsville, Gatlinburg, Lenoir City, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Powell, Sevierville & Townsend.
This includes the following counties: Jefferson, Blount, Knox, Sevier, and Anderson. Call (865) 224-6555 now!