Skunk Information

The striped skunk is the most common skunk encountered in San Diego. Like all skunks, striped skunks have the ability to spray a foul-smelling fluid from two glands near the base of their tail. Skunk spray is oily and difficult to remove. If sprayed in the eyes, it causes intense pain and temporary blindness. Newborn skunks can spray when they are eight days old, long before they develop the ability to aim, a skill they learn after opening their eyes at about a month old.

Skunk Prevention

There are a few steps you can do to prevent skunks from becoming interested in your property. Skunks are attracted to food sources, so make sure your garbage bins have tight-fitting lids. Avoid leaving pet food outside, and make sure to clean up fallen fruits and vegetables from your garden. Skunks like to hide in dense vegetation, woodpiles, and under decks or sheds. Keep these areas clean and tidy to discourage them from taking up residence. Skunks are more active at night, so keeping your pets indoors during these hours can help reduce the chances of encountering and getting sprayed by them.

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Skunk Damage

Finding shelter is priority one for skunks. Skunks rarely dig new burrows, but will if they see a prime location under an existing structure. They prefer to seek out existing holes they can call their own. Skunks often den under houses, sheds, hot tubs, decks and other structures via holes at soil level.

Skunks dig small, funnel shaped holes in your lawn and garden as they search for worms, grubs and other insects. When normal sources of food aren’t present, skunks eat fruit, vegetables, get into trash bags left on the ground and pet food containers. In some circumstances, skunks have been known to attack chickens, rabbits and bee hives.

Skunk Control, Removal & Exclusion

If you have a skunk problem, we strongly recommend preventative maintenance steps to keep your skunks from returning. Skunks use already existing openings around the home as dens. If these holes are left unsealed, more skunks will move in. We eliminate the presence of future skunks by sealing any openings that they might use. Jamul Pest Control’s technicians are state licensed and specially trained in skunk trapping, extermination, and exclusion services. We use special tools and techniques to quickly trap the offending skunks. After catching these pests, we euthanize them using state approved methods. All trapping is done in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. We strive for customer satisfaction and professional excellence.

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Guaranteed Results

Jamul Pest Control offers a variety of methods to control the local wildlife population. Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. We are committed to safe, nondestructive methods to remove animal populations and prevent them from returning.

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