Nashville Skunk Hair Sticking Out Of My Floor Register
If you are a homeowner, and happen to notice skunk hair or fur sticking out of your floor register, it is safe to say you have big problems. After initial sight, you may walk closer to the floor vent, only to see the skunk disappear back into the duct line. This means a skunk has damaged and breached your heating and air lines, and it is very possible there may be more skunks. Walk lightly, because any startling of the skunk from someone walking on the floor, from the ac unit turning on, and from a dog barking, the skunk could spray at anytime, filling your entire home with the unpleasant odor of skunk spray.
How To Remove A Skunk From Nashville Duct Line
Skunks normally will not stay in a duct line 24 hours a day, although they can get lost in a maze of duct lines and end up perishing. In most cases skunks will stay and nest close to the area of the duct line that is breached, although they can end up following the duct lines and pushing up a floor vent or register trying to come into the interior. Dangers and problems resulting from a skunk being in a duct line include:
- Skunk nesting in duct line.
- Damage to hvac duct line.
- Loss of air flow to your heating and cooling system.
- Possibility of skunk spray being filtered straight into your home.
- Possible health hazards from feces, urine, and skunk dander filtered into your home.
- Possible cost of relaxing all insulated duct lines.
The only effective way to remove a skunk from the duct lines, is to manually remove the skunk from the lines, or to place a baited live trap as close to the breached opening of where the skunk is entering the line. Covered traps work best in this situation, as a uncovered trap will often result in the skunk spraying. Call Animal Pros specialists today for immediate help removing skunks from your duct lines.