We are Richmond Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Richmond, VA. While live animals pose a serious risk to your family, dead ones do as well. Not only do they leave strong odors that can drive you from your house or business, but the potential risk for disease heightens the longer these animals are decaying inside your property. You need a service that is able to quickly remove these dead animals, and help provide cleanup so that they don’t put your home or business at risk long after they are gone. We have spent the last decade helping customers in this area by capturing wild animals in their home or commercial property. No animal is too big or small for us to handle. We also have built a reputation for exceptional service and removing dead animals. They may not be easy to find at times, but our trained staff know what to do to track the animal, quickly remove it, and then provide cleanup so that odors and diseases are not left behind. We have a trained staff that uses state-of-the-art equipment for both removal and cleanup. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you. That means if you hear squirrels scurrying around your attic in the middle of the night, or wake up in the morning time to find a dead squirrel in your basement, our staff is ready to assist you. Call us today for a free estimate, and we will have a technician out to see you right away. There is no obligation involved. Call us now at 804-277-4176 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
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Skunks are animals that dwell in the wild and are omnivorous by nature. They tend to eat both meat and vegetation, and basically anything that they find. This is the prime reason why skunks end up around human households in search of food since houses often contain food in excess. While baby skunks are visually very cute and appealing, they can be equally annoying and messy in case one finds a way into your house. So you are better off at a safe distance.
Skunks indeed create a big mess on the human property and in case they find a permanent hideout, they may start a family in there. This will result in a lot of trouble. Moreover, skunks tend to release a very nasty odor in case they get threatened. Such an odor can linger around in your place for a very long time. On top of that, skunks also carry rabies that which they contract with other humans and spread via a bite. And since owning a skunk as a pet is illegal, you will have to call a wildlife rehabilitator in case you find a baby skunk in your place.
Wildlife rehabilitators are trained in handling baby skunks. They are trained dare making use of traps to safely catch one and to transport it for better care. These traps happen to be one-way exclusion, which prevents the animals from getting out once they are in without hurting them.
In case a baby skunk is old enough to look after itself, wildlife rehabilitators will take the skunk away from your house and release them in a new suitable place. This is because release one near your house would not solve the problem as the baby skunk may just make his way into your house again.
As far as orphaned baby skunks go, it is totally out of the question to release them out in the wild again as they will simply not survive. This is because orphaned baby skunks need the assistance of their mothers or of trained rehabilitators in order to survive. So in this case, the wildlife rehabilitators will bring the baby skunk into a wildlife center where adequate care will be provided to the baby skunk until of course, it is big enough to take its own care.
Otherwise, of course, a baby skunk will die to starvation. Mostly, skunks are born in the spring season. This is the time when most wildlife rehabilitators will be out on the look for orphaned baby skunks. Mostly, their job will involve feeding the skunk and keep it in a warm environment so as to allow full growth.
Better than a layman, wildlife rehabilitators are trained at handling baby skunks and at looking after them. Moreover, they also know better whether a baby skunk needs assistance (which is mostly when it is orphaned) because otherwise if the nest is found, the mother can take its care very well.
So in case, you do end up finding a baby skunk, instead of handling it on your own, reach out to your nearest wildlife rehabilitation center.