Quakertown Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center: (215) 249-1938

Free Bucks County Animal Services: (610) 825-0111

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Quakertown: 610-927-7792

If you need skunk control in Quakertown, you have a few options. First, you can attempt to solve the skunk problem yourself by reading our do-it-yourself guide. If you need outside help, you can also call Bucks County Animal Services to see if they have any free resources or help for you - however, they primarily deal with dog and cat concerns. You can also call a local Quakertown wildlife rehabber, as they are typically a great resource for advice that is in the best welfare of the animal. If as a last resort you must hire a professional company, we recommend Humane Wildlife Trappers of Quakertown at 610-927-7792. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit buckscountypestanimal.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Quakertown skunk problem - keep garbage secured, pet food indoors, and most of all when it comes to skunks, secure the perimeter of your shed, porch, deck, or house with a barrier - lattice or steel mesh is good, and it keeps Pennsylvania skunks from going under the structure. If trapping and removal of the skunk is the only option you have, please do so with the help of a local agency or professional company who knows how to do it humanely and legally. Browse the resources of this site for more educational information.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Prevention: How to Keep Skunks Away
What to do with a skunk after I catch it?
Is it legal for me to trap a skunk?
How to remove skunk odor
Is a skunk active during the daytime rabid?
What does skunk feces look like?

Quakertown Skunk Control Information: What is a skunk's natural diet, and how does it get its food?

Even though skunks are omnivores, they mostly eat flies in the desolate. The mainstream of their nutrients is above 90percent, animal substantial. Since they are omnivores, they can similarly eat plant constituents.

The skunk's diet differs through the year. Throughout springtime, skunks might eat cockroaches and other rodents, insect maggots, and even eggs from ground laying birds. Summer sustenance consists of insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, creepy-crawlies and others. All through spring and summer while their popular foodstuff, insects are plenteous, they eat little plant material.

Throughout the fall and wintertime, skunks eat the same portions of the plant as well as animal substance. The vegetable stuff entails regularly of fruits and berries in the term. However, nuts, pastures, and plants are then eaten in the winter time when food is rare, and they consume rodents as well as other minor mammals commonly. Skunks are likewise recognized to eat the remains, reptiles, fish as well as shellfish.

Skunks are unscrupulous feeders, so they will consume anything they get in crossways. I'm certain you were discerning nothing of this sound like pet food. Apparently, you can't be estimated to collect road kill for your skunk's dinner. Specific considerate replacements should be made to house the skunk's dietary requirements in the family location. To have other suitable alternatives, you need to take into full contemplation topics.

First, you have to know the kind of teeth your skunk has. The sharp, cynical teeth are for tearing and ripping meat. In the rearmost of their mouth, they have minor molars that are for crushing their meals. A skunk's jaw has an unassertive crux so they cannot move back and forth breaking food as our jaw does. They have to grind food into tiny plenty bits to swallow it.

These structures exclude certain foods like kibble that pet food firms make. Dogs have other teeth and a bigger shallow area to grind kibble than a skunk goes. If you give skunk kibble, the molars might turn out to be torn, together with microorganism's means to make manifest in the body. On the very minimum, your skunk could advance expressively, painful teething troubles as well as in precise cases; it might lessen the life of your skunk.

The organic conserves frequently used in pet food may cause bellicose responses in pet skunks, yet other reason not to encourage pet food. It is not uncommon to see the white fur of a skunk turn orange when fed dry pet foodstuff

Remember, for free services you can try (215) 249-1938 or (610) 825-0111, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the buckscountypestanimal.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!