Skunk Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

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How to Identify a Skunk

Skunks are about the size of a house cat. They have black fur and tow broad white stripes running the length of the body. Spotted skunks are black with white markings and about half the size of a house cat.

Skunks release an odorous spray when disturbed or centered. They can spray a distance of 8-15 feet.

What Are Their Nesting Habits

Skunks build dens in brush piles open irrigation pipes, storage areas, sheds, under structures, etc.

They are solitary animals, except for mating and during winter.

Skunks are most active at night.

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Why Are They Significant

Skunks are known carriers of diseases such as rabbits and a variety of parasites. They damage lawns and athletic field by digging for food; this can look like bare patches and small cone-shaped holes. Skunks have an odors defensive spray.


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Diet :

Berries, fruits, vegetable,s insects, small rodents, reptiles, eggs and young birds.


Health hazard, major nuisance pest

Tips & Tricks

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What To Do About Skunks

  • Thorn professionals are trained to safely and humanely remove skunks.
  • Check local regulations for skunk management prior to control.
  • If a skunk enters a structure, do not harass or disturb it.
  • Leave exits open to allow it to leave on its own.
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How To Exclude Skunks From Your Home

  • Eliminate potential den sites and food sources outdoors.
  • In buildings without concrete foundations, seal all holes with a fine wire mesh to prevent skunks from denning under the structure.

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How To Control

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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