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What you need to know About Dallas-Fortworth Skunks Infestations

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Skunks are one of the more unpleasant animals to have wandering your property. They will dig in your flower bed in search of food and dig large dens - usually up against the foundation or an outdoor AC unit.

The Warning Signs
Signs Inside your Home
Signs Outside your Home
Keep your Home free from Skunks
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Recognizing the Warning Signs of Skunks

For the most part, skunks are not going to come into your Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex home. That’s a plus, but if they’re living near your home, they can really wreak havoc, especially if you have a garden or pets. The Critter Stop team is here to help if you’re dealing a skunk, or a family of them, in your yard. We are happy to work with residents of Frisco, Denton, Lewisville, and communities throughout the DFW Metroplex. Our team of experts will come to your home, review the situation, and help you to make a plan to keep your house skunk free. To get started with a complimentary price quote, call our Southlake team. We look forward to hearing from you.

What You'll See Inside the Home

We very, very rarely see a case where a skunk gets inside of a home. If you have a large, open porch or decking system or outside access to crawl spaces, a skunk may get underneath your deck or your house itself, but this is rare. For the most part, they are content to live outside, but if you do hear sounds or smell the telltale sulfurous, burning scent of skunk spray, you should reach out to our team immediately.

What You'll See Outside the Home

While most skunks don’t get into the house, they can still do their fair share of damage outside of the home. They are sneaky, tricky, and destructive. The best and only way to free your home of skunks is to cut of their food source to encourage them to find food and shelter elsewhere. Outside of the home, you will see a number of warning signs that a skunk is making itself at home in your garden, including:



That telltale smell of skunk spray is the most obvious indicator that there is a skunk making a home near yours.



Small, conical holes in the yard are another common indicator that a skunk is in your midst.



Skunks are scavengers, and they often steal eggs from coops as well as fruits and vegetables from the garden. They may also try to get into garbage cans and bins.

Our 4 Step Process

Critter Stop Inspection

Free Inspection

Critter Stop offers free in-home consultations to build custom solutions to your problems. We inspect your home thoroughly, inside and out, for signs of damage, animal entry, animal nesting, droppings, and more. Once we discuss the extent of the problem and what needs to be done to fix it, we’ll document a game plan together.

sealing home

Seal Your Home

Sealing your home immediately is our priority. The exclusion team will thoroughly patch up potential entry sites from the roof to the foundation and everywhere in between. Once we’re sure no other rodents are getting in, we’ll set our traps in those areas we suspect animal activity.

Raccoons inside your home

Remove The Critters

Our technicians will check in on your home several times throughout this process. If game cameras have been set up, we’ll review those with you to discuss the animal activity. Once the traps are cleared, we will reset them and re-evaluate all the sealed points of entry to ensure no critter has re-chewed a hole or found a new way into your property.

Restoring and Sanitizing rodent droppings

Restore & Sanitize

We don’t call it a job well done once the pest is gone. There’s more work to be done! We completely restore your affected area by pulling up and replacing damaged insulation. Additionally, we fog the affected area to disinfect and remove animal pheromones that can attract new pests in the future.

“I used Critter Stop due to rats and squirrels in my attic. They also chewed up siding on the house to get in. Critter Stop was able to remove the rodents and secure the entry points. Everyone I dealt with was very polite and professional. They were able to come out quickly, communicated well, and they always showed up on time. I would use them again.”

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Critter Stop’s 4 Step Process to Keep Your Home & Garden Skunk Free

In many cases, skunks get trapped beneath the home, which can lead to death and foul odor. In these cases, we’ll remove the skunk, seal the access hole, capture any live skunks outside the home, and cut of their food source. Our traditional four step process is still followed. We seal the access, remove the animal, sanitize your home (this can be a lengthier process due to the acrid odor), and finally, we take the time to deter skunks from coming back to your house. This part of the process is especially important to truly solve your skunk problem. Unless you cut off their food sources and keep them away from the home, they’ll just keep coming back. The Critter Stop team can help you with all of your residential rodent and wildlife removal needs.

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