Skunks are unique animals, identified by their black and white stripes and the strong spraying liquid odor they carry. This liquid is ejected from a skunk’s anal gland, and can spray up to 10 feet away from the skunk. Most skunk species are 21 inches long in size with tails that add 12 to 14 inches in their body length. In total, there are nine species of skunks. Often found in forests, fields, or suburban areas, skunks are night crawlers. They tend to find habitats under buildings or places where they can create burrows in small spaces.
Entry Points and Damage Caused by Skunks
Due to their small size, skunks can effortlessly nest under porches and other hard to reach areas of building properties. Skunks are also good climbers, and have the ability to creep up the side of homes and commercial construction. They are capable of nesting inside attics, garages, and storage spaces, creating permanent damage to goods and property.
It is dangerous for humans to interact with skunks, and their heavy spray can cause harm to humans through blindness. As carriers of rabies, they are susceptible to producing bite and scratch abrasions. If a skunk begins to stomp its feet, then they are most likely about to spray their liquid.
With their size and climbing skills, skunks can cause substantial damage when they enter and inhabit residential homes and businesses. Their scent is a combination of feces and urine, and can permanently stain tangible items if they come in contact with humans or other animals.
Critter Control of the Triangle provides services in skunk removal and prevention. If you encounter a skunk on your premises, then contact us and we will show you the best methods that ensure the safety and release of the animal. With trained wildlife experts, Critter Control can assist you with the removal, trapping, identification, and control of the skunk species.
Disease Risks at a Glance
We remove wild skunks in Durham, Raleigh, Wake County, Cary and Chapel Hill areas.