Skunks are a nuisance whether they are on your property or in the wild. When you surprise a skunk, they will spray and create a smell that is repelling to everyone and any animal. If you have domestic pets that go outside, you need to have the skunks removed safely to protect your home and pets. No one wants to have skunks in their yards, but these animals are creatures of habit. They go where the food sources are and will keep coming back if the food supply remains. Compost piles outside are a common source of food for skunks. If you have a compost pile, you are inviting skunks and other critters to your yard.
A pest control company can effectively remove the skunks from your yard and place a pest management plan into motion to keep the skunks from coming back. You do not kill skunks, you need to catch them with live bait traps and release them into the wild. Even the safest practice of removing skunks is going to cause them to spray. An exterminator will be the best person to do this job. There is a right way to capture a skunk and a wrong way. Skunks can carry disease and parasites. You may need to take other steps to rid your yard of disease and parasites after eliminating the skunks.
Pest control is important to protect you and your home, but you need to eliminate the attraction in your yard that keeps them coming back. Most people think that catching the skunks is all that they need to do. However, you need to clean up the yard and kill any parasites that surfaced because of their arrival. Use exterminators to eliminate the skunks and rest easy that your yard is free from any unwanted pests.