Des Moines Animal Attic

Attic Animal Pest Des Moines

We are Des Moines Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Des Moines, Ia. We are able to root out and humanely remove animals from any location. Whether they are in your attic, basement, warehouse, the walls of your business, or under the porch, they can run…but they can’t hide. We want you to ensure that when you call you know your problem is going to be resolved right away. A polite and informative phone staff is waiting for your call. If you have an emergency situation with a wild animal in your house or business, know that we are ready to help you right now. Call us now at 515-204-2864 for a solution to your wild animal problem.

About Pest Animal Des Moines and Our Services:

Same-day or next-day appointments.

We offer attic cleanup and sanitation services.

Fully Iowa licensed and insured.

Experts in Iowa bat removal from buildings.

Des Moines raccoon removal and skunk removal.

Complete removal of squirrels in the attic

Dead animal removal, inside and outside.

Call 24/7 to schedule an appointment

Our Service Range

Our Service Range

Ankeny, Johnston, Altoona, Polk City, Pleasant Hill, Bondurant, Windsor Heights, Saylorville, Elkhart, Alleman, Runnells, and more.

Des Moines Wildlife Removal Tip of the Month: Scaring the Skunks Away

A skunk inside the house can lead to different issues. They can be related to a range of safety and health hazards. Apart from the dangers of being sprayed by their obnoxious musk that can cause temporary blindness and skin irritation, it can also be a possible carrier of the rabies disease. The skunks also have the habit of tearing our garbage bags and creating a mess. Fortunately, there are simple ways to scare these creatures.

Effective Ways to Scare the Skunks Away
The several shallow patches in your lawn is a sign that there is a skunk hunting for foods. By using the scare tactics, we will mention below, you can encourage this animal to leave your place on their own volition. You should not surprise the skunk since they can release their potent spray. Instead, use these simple hazing tactics.

Walk Your Pets Outside
In case you have a dog, you may take them for a walk around your property. Be sure to keep them on the leash to ensure that they will not be sprayed by the skunk. Dogs are highly vulnerable to the attack of the skunks due to their aggressiveness. According to some vets, pets that have been sprayed by the skunks are showing signs of trauma. Encourage the dogs to urinate in areas where you often see the skunk. Their urine will contain chemical cues that will warn the skunk.

Using Repellent
There are different repellents sold in the market but not all of them will be effective in scaring the animal. Just think about it, the scent of the skunk is so strong that it can rival any repellents that release a powerful odor. We recommend looking for a repellent that uses the urine of their predator. Spray this generously on the place where you often encounter the skunks. You should repeat it after a few days since the scent will dissipate. You can also use cat litter to deter the activities of the skunk. Sounds

Loud sounds can also scare the animal away especially those that accidentally ended up inside our property. You may stomp your feet and the animal will immediately escape. However, if you have a skunk living on the space under your porch or shed, you can try to play a radio. By tuning it to the talk station, they will have the idea that there are humans nearby. This can cause them discomfort and encourage them to leave your property.

Another way to scare the skunk is with the use of motion activated lights. However, this will not be an excellent scare tactics for the skunks that have already built their den in our house. Skunks are animals that love to move in the dark. By keeping the place bright, you are creating a place that is not suitable for them.

There are hazing tactics that will not deliver the result that you are looking for such as the ultrasonic devices. Other solutions will simply be short-term. If you do not introduce a solution that targets the root cause of the problem, it will not be too long before they return to your property.