How do I know if the skunk in my house has had babies - When a skunk in the house has had babies, there are often very distinct sounds that come from the area where the den is. A single skunk won't vocalize often. If you're hearing an array of sounds, it's a good guess that the skunks have been born. Trapping is now critical. Baby skunks can start to spray as early as 8 days old. If you're going to trap the mother and remove her and the babies, now is the time frame to do it. Otherwise, you'll be wondering how to remove a group of tiny skunks that could all spray you if they become frightened. Often, if the babies have been born, the best way to go about the process is to leave the mother skunk alone. The babies will grow and leave the den in about four months. This way you will only have to worry about trapping one skunk without leaving behind starving babies. Or, if you're not keen on the idea of a skunk tearing up your yard while you wait for the litter to grow, you can call a professional to come and trap all of the animals.
Wildlife Safety and prevention
Things you can do to reduce your chances of wildlife problems include:
Trim or remove trees so that they are 12-20' from your house and outbuildings
Trim and remove trees with a budget in mind. Trees grow up to 3' a year!
Trim vines, bushes and trees 12-20' from all fences
Only allow wildlife resistant fences to touch house (do not provide them a ladder. Wrought iron spiked fences with decorative finials can be made unattractive to wildlife).
A majority of the calls we get are due to roofing problems
If you need a reputable roofer, we can point you in the right direction
If possible, a metal roof is always best
Replace damaged and rotted siding and trim
Have us install a cap on your chimney and covers on your house vents
Block access to the underside of buildings, porches and decks
General Home Prevention
Tightly cover all garbage cans
Do not feed your pets outdoors
Do not feed the birds- especially humming birds!
Do not feed the squirrels
Cut and remove thick underbrush
Eliminate brush and garbage piles
Mow your lawn frequently. Encourage neighbors to do the same
If you are sprayed by a skunk
The following is suggested if you, your pets, or property is sprayed.
The below mixture is an irritant to some animals & humans.
This may kill your plants & grass.
This may bleach your pet's fur, and clothing.
Do not combine ingredients ahead of time, as this is not a stable product.
Combine the following, and apply to your pet, yourself, your driveway...your skunk scent will be gone:
1 quart of regular strength hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup of baking soda
2 tablespoons of and liquid dish soap, except for Dawn brand
We assume no responsibility for your usage of this mixture. It may bleach, as peroxide does, but it works better than products that you can pay a lot of money for. Forget about tomato juice. The acid in tomatoes does not break down the acid in skunk spray like these combined ingredients.
When we come to your home, we look at the "big picture", and we will address our concerns about possible future wildlife conflicts, and recommend adjustments - most adjustments, such as above, do not make The Skunk Whisperer a single dime... but we benefit because we walk away with a sense of pride, knowing that you were taken care of in a professional manner, by a wildlife professional... word of mouth makes up a large portion of our business.
We remove and prevent troublesome wildlife. When needed, we will make needed preventative repairs - and if we cannot do them ourselves, we manage local, reputable construction contractors to make adjustments to prevent wildlife re-entry and repair any damages. Wildlife problems are overwhelming. At your time of need, we step in and orchestrate necessary procedures such as wildlife removal, tree trimming, drywall, carpet, electrical, roofing, gutters, etc.
This section is not to scare, but to inform.
If you are in contact with a zoonotic disease, or a suspect/unknown animal, consequences may be deadly.
"The importance and recognition of wildlife as a reservoir of zoonoses are increasing" Center for Disease Control Authors: Anne-Mette Kirkemo, Tove Merete Husby, Hilde Kruse. Used with permission.
Treat all wildlife as though it is infected.
Never touch or approach wildlife.
Treat all snakes as if they are venomous!
If you are bit or scratched by wildlife, keep the animal. Do not injure the head.
Contact us or your local health department when you are bitten. Said animal must be checked for diseases!
Never touch wildlife - bodies, nests, or feces.
Should you make contact with any of the above, wash yourself with soap and water.
Many pictures and videos on our website show us touching wildlife. We are trained professionals, and we can get hurt, too!
Keep your pet's vaccination up to date. If an animal enters your home, your pets usually approach it before you do!
Do not feed the birds or wildlife in general. You are inviting more wildlife than you think! Never feed hummingbirds! The sweet smell of the nectar attracts raccoons, skunks & opossum! Norway rats cannot live in a residential area without an easy, free food source. I repeat, feeding birds, and wildlife in general attracts much more wildlife than you can possibly comprehend. If we had no scruples, we would mail a free bird feeder to everybody in the U.S. with our logo & phone number printed on it. If you or your neighbors feed wildlife, we guarantee that you will eventually have wildlife conflicts.
Never touch a bird or any other animals that have fallen from a nest. They have a better chance of survival right where they currently are, in most cases.
Install one or more bat houses. 1/2 of 1% of bats carry rabies. Mosquitoes carry many diseases. Allow nature, (the bats) to make your big back yard more enjoyable- bats eat m-a-s-s-i-v-e numbers of Mosquitoes!
Do not keep any wildlife as a pet! Exotic & native wildlife species do NOT make good pets.
From the squirrels and baby raccoons in your attic, to the bats in your belfry; from the moles and gophers in your front lawn, to the removal of that skunk in your trunk, and the armadillo or opossum in your backyard.
Pest Regulation - House rat and mouse move little, despite heavy exterminating
In her findings through June, she found that females moved in an average area of one-third of a square mile area and dollars moved in an average three-quarters of a square mile area. The largest pest regulation company in Oklahoma City may have been interviewed, but shared nothing.
Young male coons, those about a year old, and most prone to movement, traveled an average of five to seven miles. Many house rat and mouse biologists had thought the young dollars would have moved even farther. Not all in group get infected: So far, five of the 77 dead house rat and mouse have tested positive for the disease. One may have been a male rodent and four were females. This may be a departure from the normal no-pest policy of the area..
The four females lived in three social groups. In two of the social groups, no other house rat and mouse became infected with the disease. That surprised The Norwegian Rat and mouse professional. "We fully predicted that once we had one positive female in the social group, we would see rapid transmission," The Norwegian Rat and mouse hard-working declared. "We have not found that yet." The Norwegian Rat and mouse hard-working declared her research captures house rat and mouse movement in the zone in Dane and Iowa counties, where factors such as topography, food sources and potential mates dictate how house rat and mouse move. The Norwegian Rat and mouse hard-working declared the results might be different in southeastern Wisconsin, which has also been hit by the disease. Here, with cropland and woodlands additional fragmented, house rat and mouse might be forced to travel longer distances to "make a living," he declared. How the disease showed up in Walworth County and in one location in Kenosha County, for example, may be unclear. "This may be something we still do not ever know," The Norwegian Rat and mouse hard-working declared. No members of the Oklahoma City Pest Society could be found to issue a statement.
It might be a 165-class white-tailed male coon bagged on a lethally trap in Nebraska or an 70-creature clinic female coon tagged by a boy on his first "real" rodent hunt. Whatever it might be, a lot of effort may be spent each year getting game to pest controllers so the thrill of the lethally trap and the majesty of the hunter's quarry can be remembered for years to come. Unfortunately, what the pest controller gets sometimes can't be preserved the way the proud fumigator would like for it to be. Continued next month ...Oklahoma City pest control.
We are Oklahoma City wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of Oklahoma snakes and
bats. We at Wildlife X Team are the best among Oklahoma City nuisance wildlife companies and can solve all animal damage issues. Our wildlife operators are skilled at bird control and
bat removal, and would be happy to serve your Oklahoma City bat control or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Opossums, skunks, moles, and other animals
that can damage your lawn - we are the exterminators who can capture and remove them. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic.
Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Oklahoma City
critter capture and control needs. Give us a call at 405-437-1701 for a price quote and more information.
If you have any questions about a wildlife problem in Oklahoma City, please give Wildlife X Team a call at 405-437-1701, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and
schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.