Animal Pros of Memphis, TN
Memphis Skunk removal and control problems are a common call we receive in our Memphis Tennessee office on a daily basis. Removal and control nuisance pest skunks in Germantown, Collierville, Covington, Bartlett, and Southaven Tennessee area is often a job that is taken on by pest control companies and other businesses without the proper experience to take care of the skunk problem in Memphis TN. Skunks in Memphis TN become a problem usually during the winter months of the year. The first thing you will notice with a skunk problem occurs near your Memphis Tennessee home is seeing a hole dug under the front stoop of your front porch. This is where the skunk initially digs into the underneath area of your home. From underneath the front porch the skunk has access to other parts of the foundation of your home. Skunks are burrowing animals and it is normal practice for them to dig holes, usually about the size of a softball.
Skunks in Memphis TN are nocturnal. People rarely know they have a skunk problem. The first indication that someone has a problem with skunks is the smell. Skunk spray smell is unmistakable! Once a skunk has sprayed either in defense of a predator or in a mating ritual, it's the only thing you will be able to smell for a while.
Skunks under my Porch
The most common call in Memphis Tennessee is skunk removal and control of skunks under your porch. This is a favorite den site for females skunks as they are about to give birth to their skunk babies. You can identify a skunk under your porch problem by the softball sized hole that is usually dug underneath your first step one your front porch.
This can be on either side of the first step, towards the back. A professional skunk removal company should be called to handle the skunk under the porch call as they are a very delicate animal and will spray very quickly if disturbed in the wrong way.
Skunk sprayed my dog
This is a very common call in the early part of the spring in Memphis TN. The normal process is a homeowner lets his dog out of the house for its normal romp throughout their Memphis TN backyard. After several minutes the dog comes back to the door and wants inside. The homeowner opens the door and is shocked by the tremendous odor coming from the dog! The homeowner then goes to the Internet or the Yellow Pages and finds an animal removal/skunk removal company in Memphis TN.
The moral of the story is that this could have been prevented if the homeowner took the necessary precautions when they first noticed the holes being dug in the yard. If you feel you need skunk removal or control in Memphis TN, call us immediately.