251-545-3427 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Gulf Shores, Alabama. We service the whole Mobile metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Gulf Shores. We are a full-service
Gulf Shores animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Gulf Shores pest control company or Gulf Shores exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in Alabama. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 251-545-3427 to discuss your Gulf Shores animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Gulf Shores wildlife control tip of the month:
About Skunk: Appearance, biology, life cycle, habitat, diet, behavior
Skunks come in all colors and sizes all around the globe. First and foremost, this animal is legendary for
its smell. They produce an oily liquid in glands, hidden under his giant tail. This liquid which is actually
a spray, not only smells horrible, but is also very hard to remove for several days. However, skunks don´t
spray to attack, they are quite shy and avoid Gulf Shores exterminator people or their pets. The reason why they usually release ˝the
bomb˝ is either fear or injury.
Skunks are mammals and members of a weasel family. Different species of skunk are colored in brown, black, grey
or white colors. All of them without any exception have warning coloration, sometimes looking as a mask, spots,
stripes or even swirled pattern. An adult skunk grows to a size of a cat or a small dog; up to 74 cm long and
weighing about 2 to 4 kilograms. Male is twice the size of a female. Gulf Shores animal control Skunks are very curious, energetic and quick
animals. Sight is not their strongest sense but they can detect movement and can distinguish some colours. Its
strongest and extremely developed senses are smell and hearing. Skunks have beautiful, shiny fur and a very large,
strong tail. Its appearance is quite magnificent, actually.
Gulf Shores pest control Skunks don’t hibernate but are quite inactive during the winter. In their den there are usually one male and several
females. They mate in February and generally give birth from 4 to 7 young after nine weeks. The young are born blind
and deaf with a very short but beautiful fur. Young start their adult life in two months.
Skunks are using the same winter den for several years, usually nests, constructed by other animals. After the winter
and mating, males and females are separated. Females are taking care of young in the maternal den made with grass till
they start with trips outside the den. The young are prepared for an adult life in autumn, when family beaks up. They
move on to the new territory usually 6-10 km away.
Skunks are omnivorous animals and eat fruit and plants, worms, small mammals, fish and even reptiles. They also eat
harmful insects and rodents. Sometimes they might cause Gulf Shores wildlife removal problems to the beekeepers and farmers while they like bees
and eggs as well.
Skunks hunt and eat at night as they are nocturnal animals. Its first Gulf Shores animal trapping choice will always be retreat. It only uses its
weapon when there is no other option. When skunk starts stamping its feet, clicking its teeth, growling, hissing and
raising its tail straight up, it is certainly a good time to retreat, if you don´t want to smell like a skunk.
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