There's a skunk under my home!
Everybody's favorite pest
They raid gardens and trash cans and dig up lawns
They dig under porches and sheds and they get trapped in your garage
Living with skunks can be difficult as anyone with a dog can attest
They generally have three to five young in the spring
And can be difficult to trap when the babies are small, anyone trapping skunks during the spring or early summer should be prepared to extract the young from under a structure, the staff at Affordable Home Services of Idaho are familiar with building construction
Rabies and confrontations with pets should be the main worry with skunks
What we can do for you
A thorough inspection
Trap and remove all Skunks from your home
Animal proof your shed or deck
Crawl space restoration
Skunks are omnivores, which mean that they eat both plants and animals. They like to eat fruits, insects, worms, reptiles and rodents.
Skunks often attack beehive because they eat honeybees.
Skunks are small animals. They reach 8-19 inches in size and weigh up to 14 pounds.
Two glands near their anus produce smelly substance that is released when animals are threatened. This substance is not harmful for the victims, but they will not be able to get rid of the smell during next couple of days.
Before it sprays the victim, skunk will turn its back, lift its tail, start hissing and stumping with its feet. Those are the warning signs that precede spraying.
Skunk can spray its oily and smelly substance up to 10 feet distance and can be smelled as far away as a 1/2 mile.
Their worst enemies are coyotes, bobcats and owls.
Male skunk is called buck, female - doe, and baby skunk - kit.
Skunks are immune to venome and can survive a snake bite.
They have poor eyesight, but they have excellent sense of smell and hearing.
They can run only 10 miles per hour.
During mating season, one male with get in touch with more females.
Pregnancy lasts between 7 and 10 weeks and female gives birth to 2-10 babies. Mother takes care of her babies.
Skunk can transmit rabies.
Affordable Home Services Of Idaho
Donnelly, ID 83615
Phone: 208 495-4321 208 495-4321
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*Cascade *Donnelly *Lake Fork
*McCall *New Meadows