When it comes to wild animals, it often gets confusing on whether or not we should call for professional help immediately. Usually, the costs involved stop people from calling on the experts. Some take DIY steps to get rid of the problem, while others simply wait for it go away.
So when is it the right time to call for professional help when it comes to skunks?
If it’s a skunk, we assume that the only bad thing these creatures could do is to let out that nasty smell that is probably the vilest thing you would ever smell. However, this isn’t really the nastiest thing a skunk can do. Skunks, apart from giving out the vile smell, which is actually a part of their defense mechanism, also spread several diseases that could be harmful to humans as well as pets.
Rabies, leptospirosis, canine distemper, tularemia, Q fever, canine hepatitis, and listeriosis are the major diseases that skunks are capable of spreading. Even if you and your family know to stay away from skunks, your pets probably do not know this, and while making an effort to drive away the intruder, could end up catching any of these serious illnesses and conditions.
Moreover, the amount of damage skunks are capable of causing on your property is tremendous. From digging up lawns to digging under your house in search of grub and worms, and even raiding your trash cans and more, skunks can be quite the nuisance when around human habitat.
Therefore, if it’s a skunk you’re staring at, whether it’s out in your yard or simply loitering around your property, it is best to call for professional skunks removal help immediately, because the damage these creatures can cause, goes beyond what your eyes can see.