Skunks are outstanding for their foul, impactful smell. Nationals from North America, South America, Indonesia, and different areas of the world where skunks are discovered know to avoid the creatures or hazard the anger of their specific safeguard system. Two of the most conspicuous North American species are the spotted and the striped skunk, while others, similar to the hoard nosed skunk, are less common.


North American skunks typically have unmistakable highly contrasting markings and long-clawed paws utilized for burrowing. Striped skunks show two outward-bowing, thick stripes along their backs, which combine close to their tails, and white fixes on their heads. Spotted skunks have more differed and offbeat looking stripes joined by couple of genuine spots. Striped skunks weigh somewhere around 4 and 10 pounds. Spotted skunks are smaller as they measure close to 3 pounds.


Skunks are for the most part active during nighttime and want to live in open zones, for example, prairies, fields, and timberland edges. The creatures are adaptable, getting by in many atmospheres. Amid winter seasons, skunks depend on stored fat for sustenance and remain squatted in lairs for a few back to back days or weeks.

Damage & Entry

Skunks tend to find places to live under structures, decks, and yards. The omnivorous warm blooded creatures eat pretty much anything, including rodents, plant vegetation, grubs, and different creepy crawlies, and wander into waste containers for extra nourishment. They may also break into chicken coops to take eggs or hatchlings.

Do skunks harm people or property?

Showered from the butt-centric organs, skunk emissions cause frightful scents and brief visual impairment and can hit predators and individuals up to 10 feet away. Despite the fact that skunks are for the most part loathed for their scent, they also are harmful to scenes, plants, and structures when they burrow for nourishment. A standout amongst the most widely recognized transporters of rabies, skunks are likewise known transmitters of canine distemper, hepatitis, tularemia, and Q-fever.

Control & Safety

While control strategies, such as raising walls, keep skunks away, more exertion is regularly implemented to genuinely decrease the likelihood of pervasion. Keeping scenes free of garbage, for example, congested bushes and kindling heaps, likewise discourages skunks from coming by.

Trapping and Removal

Landowners hazard the likelihood of being showered when they approach skunks. Misusing can likewise prompt to chomps, which require quick expert therapeutic consideration. Thus, rather than endeavoring expulsion, property proprietors ought to call Wildlife Management Services to help with skunk issues. We utilize our experts to guarantee the job is done well and in the most safe and efficient way possible.

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Animals digging in your yard? Skunk odors? Skunks under your home or porch? These are oftentimes indicators that skunks are living on or near your property. Call your local Wildlife Management Services office today at 763.233.6895 for effective skunk removal and exclusion services.

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