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How to identify Skunks
There are two types of Skunks in VA: the Eastern Spotted Skunk and the Striped Skunk. The striped skunk is black with white stripes down their back. The spotted skunk is black with white spots on their back. Most skunks are roughly the size of a house cat or smaller. They are nocturnal and are rarely seen during daylight hours but will come out in search of food when rearing young or the smell of garbage on pickup day entices.
The lingering odor of a pungent musky skunk smell around your home or business maybe the first indication that a skunk has taken up residence somewhere nearby perhaps under the deck or your building. Besides the awful smell, comes the fear of getting sprayed by the interloper which makes most people take steps to remove them. However, this is not a do it yourself task because getting sprayed is nauseating and can be painful if the stinging solution gets in the eye. Get help as soon as you know ones around before they develop a deep attraction to the property and decide to build a family ready den.
what attracts skunks
Skunks are scavengers. They can be attracted to backyard vegetable gardens, dropped seed from bird feeders and edible garbage in your garbage cans. Skunks also like to eat insects and small mammals that are commonly found outside, in an overly wet landscape grubs push closer to the surface where skunk readily find them with shallow digging. If the sources for food and water are abundant, skunks will dig under porches and decks to make dens in which to raise a litter.
HOW DO I GET RID OF SKUNKS?
While Skunks can help control the population of other backyard pests, they can easily become a problem due to their distinct smell and their potential for carrying rabies. You can take certain measures to prevent Skunks from making a home in your yard. Fill in or block holes under porches, decks or other hiding spots; fence in gardens; and keep garbage cans sealed tightly.
Live in Mechanicsville, VA or just beyond and you have a troublesome skunk? No Worries, give Mechanicsville Pest Control a call or shoot us an email and we will be happy to help you with your Skunk control problem!
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