If you live in the Rockville area, then chances are you have seen some form of wildlife in your yard or near your home. There are some creatures that are commonly found every day, like the squirrel or a bird; however, there are some creatures that are present, but not found as easily. One of the creatures that can be found hiding in the Rockville area is the skunk. While a skunk may seem cute, it is still a wild animal, and many Rockville residents have questions surrounding the creature. Here are some commonly asked questions about skunks.

  1. Why is a skunk an issue for my Rockville home? As most people are well aware, skunks tend to release a foul odor whenever they are feeling threatened. Other than filling your home and yard with a foul odor, skunks also tend to do property damage as they try to find a home. Skunks are known to burrow and dig under sheds and decks, while also creating holes in yards and gardens. If skunks feel threatened by domestic pets, they could potentially become aggressive towards them.
  2. Is a skunk a health risk? A skunk, like any mammal, has the ability to carry and transfer rabies to humans your pets. Skunks can also carry and spread fleas and ticks to your pets and humans while also carrying distemper, which is fatal to dogs.
  3. What should I do if I see a skunk? If you see a skunk in your Rockville yard or home, call a professional. Never try to remove the skunk yourself to avoid causing harm to yourself or the skunk.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle skunk control situations in the Rockville area. If wildlife finds a way into your Rockville home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.   To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for skunk removal and control services for the Rockville area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well.   Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.