Skunks are easy to recognize with their bold black and white coloring – and well – their recognizable stench, a nuisance that causes many to seek professional skunk control. While most animals prefer camouflage, a skunk’s distinctive coloration serves as a warning of its potent attack. Using special glands below the tail, skunks can spray their powerful scent up to 15 feet. This scent burns an attacker’s eyes and causes temporary blindness. Of course, the stench is too much for most animals to bear, and serves as a strong warning against future attacks.
Adult skunks grow to about 22-30 inches and 8-12 pounds and are primarily nocturnal. They are omnivores, and will feed on almost anything, including small rodents, worms, insects, grubs, carrion, fruit, garbage and pet food left outdoors.
Several reasons result in a need to implement skunk control methods. They are well known for their strong odor. People can often detect a dead skunk in the middle of the road for miles. No homeowner appreciates this scent under their deck. Furthermore, a skunk in the area poses a constant threat to nosey pets. The scent does not come off easy – just ask our techs who have had to clean off a curious dog or two. Of course, no person wants to risk being sprayed by a startled skunk. Skunks frequently choose to live under human structures such as sheds, decks or crawl spaces. Skunks can also be carriers of rabies.
Wondering how to get rid of skunks?
Much like any other wildlife animal – the only way to truly rid your home of these pests is to have a professional skunk control team trap and remove them. That’s us! Contact Catseye today for a thorough inspection and humane removal of these furry creatures.