Skunks are the infamous black and white stripe we all know and that terrible smell we are so familiar with. Skunks dig under decks, sidewalks, buildings and any other settled out area they can get into. Skunks will breed in late January and have young in mid spring. Baby skunks will start to emerge from the den in mid-May. Although the young are cute, they can spray just like the adults. They are more likely to spray because they are easily startled. We have special traps and techniques to ensure that when we are removing skunks, they will not spray.
Snakes are common problems in Missouri. Snake control can be difficult if a problem snake cannot be found and removed from the site at time of inspection. Habitat modification is crucial in snake control. If the snakes don’t have a food source or place to live and hide, they are less likely to stay around. Species identification is important to help put people at ease. Everyone thinks they have a poisonous snake problem but most turn out to not be venomous once we can identify a shed skin or picture of the snake.