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Will the city or county animal services help me with a skunk issue?

If you have a problem with skunks around your home, you are probably looking for any way you can to try to get rid of them. It is not just that you are worried about them spraying you, but are also worried about the parasites and diseases that they carry. Even their feces and urine can be a hazard, making them one of the worst animals that one can have around their property.

The problem is trying to figure out a way to get rid of this beast. You could try to do so yourself, but the options that are available are not necessarily things that you would find palatable as options. You don’t want to get close to the skunk to try to trap it or scare it off. You may get sprayed. You don’t want to kill it, because they will release their spray and your property will stink anyway. You also don’t want to just scare them off, because they can return. This doesn’t give many options for do it yourself kind of stuff.

You could call a professional to do the job, but that could be costly. Depending upon the area you live in, you may have to pay quite a bit of money to get the professional to come out and remove your skunk. That may be your only option, but before deciding on this option it may pay to see if your county or city animal control may remove the skunk for you.

In all honesty, this is a long shot. Most animal controls centers do not see these as dangerous animals. While they do carry a lot of diseases and parasites, they are not like a wolf or a bear that will likely attack anyone they come across. These animals they will come out and get right away.

The skunk does not fall into this class of animals so it is likely that they will not come to get them, however in some areas they will do so. It pays to call and see.

The one time that you can be sure that they will come is if it is apparent that the animal is quite sick with something like rabies. If you see that it is foaming at the mouth and acting very erratic, the animal control will in most cases come out. Because of the danger that this animal poses, they do not want to leave this animal out because it can make other animals and people sick from the disease. This can be very dangerous and this is why they will get the animal.

You may have to go with a professional, but it still pays to call and see. Read more: Skunk Control, how to kill skunks.

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