Skunk Removal

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Skunks are mostly nocturnal, and forage at night for a variety of foods. The are omnivores, eating both plant and animal matter, but really seem to prefer insects. They sleep during the day, usually in underground dens often dug by other animals.They do not fully hibernate, but activity is very low during the winter. The often communicate via scent marking, and males will often discharge during mating season. 

Skunks are well-known for their defensive tactic – when threatened, they will arch their back, lift the tail, and discharge a highly odiferous liquid from special glands near the anus. This sulphurous compound is not only offensive to the nose, but it can cause temporary blindness in an attacker. Many animals avoid skunks due to this defensive tactic, and it’s actually often birds like hawks and owls that prey on skunks, since these birds lack a sense of smell.

Common Problems

Your best bet is to trap the skunks in live cage traps, and relocate them. It’s actually pretty easy to do, and safer and more effective than trying to kill the skunks. You may be worried about the skunk spraying you, but it’s really easy to avoid that. And just so you know, there is absolutely no skunk repellent spray (ironic!) powder, or device that’ll keep them away.

If the skunk has fallen down a window well or basement, you can have a pro snare if for you, or you can put a wooden board down the window well, and the skunk should be able to climb out.

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