SAN JOSE, Calif. (Ann Rubin/KTVU) – There’s the smell of problem in San Jose’s Willow Glen area.
And also the perpetrators are odiferous as well as black-and-white around.
Next-door neighbors report an increase of skunks destroying grass as well as scaring pet dogs.
Darrell Cortez came in person with among the animals and also rapidly understood he had not been the just one.
“I simply took place to be on social media sites and also I place it around,” he claimed Monday evening. “Is any person having a concern with skunks in their community? And also the blog site, the uploading simply brightened and also claimed Yes! Yes! Yes! Where do you live?”
Ashley Tellez claims her canine obtained skunked.
It’s not a great issue to have,” she stated.
Nina Koepke claims inadequate Oscar did as well.
“We attempted covering him up with good scents that really did not do it,” she stated. “You do not wish to run into a skunk is what it boils down to.”
Steven Hebert, with SWAT Pest Control, claims the skunk populace has actually exploded this year.
In San Jose, in one yard, stated he’s recorded 17 skunks– 12 of them women.
“I’ve never ever in all my grown-up years, captured a lot of grown-up ladies in one area,” he stated.
Hebert claims the current years of dry spell in fact assisted the skunk populace.
And also currently, there’s a wealth of food and also the pets are out seeking their wintertime dens.
“In this instance, that bit dry spell we had demonstrate how their populace bounced back,” he claimed.
Karen Scherrer, a volunteer with the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley handled to break great deals of pictures of the skunks she’s recorded just recently.
She claims she paid the rate.
“These people that I caught, it was a funny program with me as well as a web,” she claimed. “And I did obtain splashed in the face. As well as it’s blinding as well as it hurts.”
Cortez is taking what he wishes is a more secure strategy– spraying chili pepper, chili powder as well as lemon aromatic recipe soap near his grass.
He’s really hoping that will certainly maintain the skunks from snacking in his backyard.
“I need to remove the grubs,” he stated,” which will certainly subsequently eliminate the skunks. And also if I do that, I assume my trouble is dealt with.”
“I simply occurred to be on social media as well as I place it out there,” he stated Monday evening. And also the blog site, the publishing simply lit up and also claimed Yes!”We attempted covering him up with great scents that really did not do it,” she claimed.”These people that I caught, it was a funny program with me and also a web,” she stated.”I have to obtain rid of the grubs,” he claimed,” which will certainly in turn obtain rid of the skunks.