DON'T BE FOOLED BY A SKUNK
A skunk weighs from 4-10 pounds and is 24-30 inches long. Skunks are easy to recognize with their distinct black and white coloring. The Striped Skunk has two white bands that run from the head and down each side of the back. They do not form long partnerships, and mate in late February, and young are born in May. A litter may be five or six young. They follow the mother around, and after they are a year old depart to live on their own.
Skunks are mostly nocturnal, and forage at night for a variety of foods. The are omnivores, eating both plant and meat, but really seem to prefer insects. They sleep during the day, usually in underground dens often dug by other animals. They do not fully hibernate, but activity is very low during the winter. They communicate via scent marking, and males will often discharge during mating season. Skunks are well-known for their defensive tactic, when threatened, they will arch their back, lift the tail, and discharge a highly odorerous liquid from special glands near the anus. This sulphurous compound is not only offensive to the nose, but it can cause temporary blindness in an attacker.
One of the biggest concerns with a skunk is the odor. No Problem, Texas Rodent Masters will get rid of them and clean and sanatize the effected area of your Dallas Texas property. Skunks live under sheds, garages, porches, decks, even your attic if they can claw or chew their way in. Skunks may discharge or scent mark these areas, creating an unpleasant odor. Many people don't like skunks on the property, because of fear of stumbling across one and getting sprayed as well as bitten, you must remove them quickly to eliminate the threat.
If you or your pet (usually a dog) is sprayed by a skunk, don't bother with the old tomato juice bath, it doesn't help! The best way to get rid of the smell is to combine hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and liquid dish soap, and immediately shampoo the dog (or person) with that. If sprayed in the eyes, flush them with water.
There's also the matter of damage to your home or yard with skunks. They can dig holes causing frustration and can chew wood and wires around your home. If you notice any signs of a skunk... Do not confront them, contact a rodent removal company such as Texas Rodent Masters, let us handle the problem! Texas Rodent Masters, in Dallas Texas, uses humane methods by trapping the skunk and it's babies and releasing them into their natural habitat. We can also repair any damage caused by the skunk clawing, digging or chewing and stop what could turn out to be considered an infestation.