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Skunk Removal In Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX & Surrounding Areas | 911 Wildlife


Suspect a skunk invasion under your deck? You wouldn't be the first. Skunks are common in urban areas and are best known for their ability to secrete a liquid with a strong, foul odor. If you think a problem is afoot, it's high time to call the pros at 911 Wildlife!

Serving Houston homeowners since 2006, 911 Wildlife provides humane skunk removal for any nearby property. We offer top-notch wildlife removal services in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas and pride ourselves on fast, affordable services with a 10-year guarantee. 

Call today for a professional skunk inspection.

Although skunks are less-than-desirable visitors around our Houston homes, they're not always the aggressive or dangerous invaders we believe them to be.

Skunks are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal material and changing their diet as the seasons change. They are also quite docile and benign, as their severe nearsightedness often gets them in trouble. A skunk's only defense is a noxious odor created by sulfuric acid, although they use this only on rare occasions and only as a last resort.

911 Wildlife believes people highly misunderstand skunks and offers a three-step prevention program that ensures the safety of you, your pets, and the skunks in question.

Here's what that looks like:

  1. We install a one-way door over the main entry (and seal any other openings). The animal can get out but not back in. 
  2. We only remove animals if they are stuck somewhere and cannot get out. If this is the case, our experts will be on the scene to help however they can.
  3. We build up your exclusion barrier by animal-proofing your home. We will seal all cracks, gaps, and crevices.

Call 911 Wildlife today to discuss permanent skunk removal services.

The team at 911 Wildlife will install a one-way door over the main entry into your home. The skunk will be able to get out of the space but not back in.

Our professionals seal up other openings that may allow skunks to get inside. Your home will be safer than ever!

You can expect ongoing skunk exclusion by wildlife-proofing your entire house. 911 Wildlife will be happy to answer any of your questions and provide a permanent solution to skunk infiltrations.

Try to isolate the skunk in one room by closing all doors and erecting barriers (such as screens or boards) to gently funnel the skunk back out the way he came in. Cat doors pose a continual problem because skunks and other wildlife smell the cat food inside and can't resist. We recommend eliminating cat doors altogether and training your cats to become indoor cats; their lifespan will be 13 to 15 years compared to outdoor cats, who only live 2 to 5 years. In addition, outdoor cats attack hundreds of millions of birds every year and three times as many small mammals. If you absolutely cannot keep your cat indoors, resolve to put out food only during the middle of the day while nocturnal wild animals are sleeping. If you must have a cat door, either lock it at night (remember that skunks are generally nocturnal) or get magnetic doors that open when close to your cat's collar.

Skunks commonly wander into open garages when the door is left open. To combat this, just open the garage door before dark. Skunks have terrible eyesight, so as long as you move slowly and quietly, the skunk will hardly notice you. Leave a two-foot band of flour across the outside of the garage and watch for footprints to confirm that the skunk has left. To neutralize any unpleasant odors, a non-toxic deodorizer called 'Odors Away' can be purchased at local hardware stores.

Skunks will take advantage of cavities under decks and sheds to raise their young. However, they are nomadic by nature and usually leave when their young are old enough. The simplest option is to wait for the skunks to leave on their own, then seal off their entry hold with hardware cloth. You can also encourage the skunks to evict themselves by spraying a repellent around your shed or poking some ammonia-sprinkled rags underneath. Be careful not to poke the skunks!

If you can't wait for the skunks to leave on their own, contact 911 Wildlife to install a one-way door over your main entry and seal off other openings. The skunk will be able to get out but not back in.

Although people's gut reaction may be to get rid of skunks themselves, over-the-counter tools and DIY solutions will not solve ongoing problems. Skunks from the surrounding area will soon replace any you remove, and as long as there is a skunk habitat around your property, there will be wildlife to deal with.

The best and most efficient answer to residential skunk removal in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas is to partner with the professionals at 911 Wildlife. We are owned and operated by seasoned wildlife rehabilitators and are perfectly equipped to address any and every wildlife concern. Because of our years of hands-on experience and decades of effective removals, you can trust we know how to get rid of skunks quickly, easily, and humanely.

Contact 911 Wildlife for assistance with skunk control in any capacity.

"I'm a big fan of this group. They really care about the process and the effect of pest removal on all of the wildlife. Their process is humane and efficient. I have used them a few times and will always use these folks."

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