Where to Find Skunks Getting rid of skunks in the area will lower your risk of getting sprayed by a skunk and is important in preventing skunks from coming to your home. Skunks focus on breeding in the spring and looking for food in the summer, which is when you will see skunks roaming around. They often look for shelter in storage buildings, cabins, houses, decks and sheds. After noticing a skunk problem, contact an expert that is trained in getting rid of skunks. How to Identify a Skunk Problem Getting rid of skunks in the area first requires identifying the creature. Skunks are usually hard to miss, especially with the black and white striped body, bushy tail and scampering gait. If you encounter a skunk, pay close attention to whether it stomps its feet as this is a pre-spraying warning sign. Skunks start to move around in the springtime when temperatures get warmer and they begin their search for a mate and food. Since skunks can accurately spray between 10 to 15 feet, it’s important to move as far away as possible as they may assume you pose a threat. Getting rid of skunks can be challenging, but the skunk experts at Critter Control can assist with getting rid of skunks using a harmless method. Why Skunks are Important Skunks eat a lot of the creatures we strive to keep out of our homes, so they are important animals. They often eat bees, mice, wasps, beetles, crickets and other creatures that are not welcome. Getting rid of skunks in the entire area would be a bad idea, but removing them from your home will prevent the problems often associated with skunks. Contact a skunk removal specialist at Critter Control to learn the best methods used in getting rid of skunks. Why You Find Skunks in the Yard and Skunks Around the House Skunks often look for food and shelter around houses in the area. They normally eat insects, wild fruit and rodents, but skunks will alter their diet to include lawn insects, garbage and garden crops when available. Getting rid of skunks needs to be a top priority if you notice skunks around your home, because they do not normally leave on their own. Critter Control experts can provide advice on getting rid of skunks and preventing them from returning. What Damage and Hazards are Caused from Skunks Most people notice the appalling stench when skunks spray, but fewer people understand the damage they can cause to homes and the potential to carry rabies. Skunks often try to enter a home through a crawl space or basement and can also try to get into sheds and others locations on your property that provide ample shelter. Skunks will get into garbage cans and dig up lawns while looking for food. It is unusual for skunks to come out in the daytime, so if you notice one wondering around contact Critter Control experts for advice on getting rid of skunks. Getting Rid of Skunks When homeowners try getting rid of skunks on their own they often end up getting sprayed and scaring the skunks. This can make getting rid of skunks more difficult because the skunks will find a new location in the same area. Instead, homeowners should contact a Critter Control skunk removal expert who is knowledgeable in getting rid of skunks. How to Prevent a Skunk Problem Preventing skunks from entering your home is the key to maintaining a skunk-free home. A skunk removal expert will help put barriers in place for getting rid of skunks and may recommend setting up a fencing system around your home and garden and seal any holes and entrances. A skunk specialist will know how to prevent a skunk problem and how to deal with getting rid of skunks. Contact Critter Control for all your skunk removal needs. We can help you get rid of skunk problems. Call today: 1.800.274.8837. Critter Control of Virginia Beach Service Area Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton This franchise is independently licensed and operated by ADAY Services, Inc. dba Critter Control of Virginia Beach.