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Skunks: Warning Signs and Activity

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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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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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