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Skunks, commonly found in both urban and suburban areas in the U.S., are known for their foul-smelling, painful spray which can be directed at people and pets when they feel they’re in danger. They’re also one of the leading carriers of rabies.
Besides being dangerous to your health, skunks can easily damage property. They often dig to make themselves at home underneath sheds, decks, and porches and will raid lawn or gardens as they look for insects.
The striped skunk is the most common type of skunk and it is easily identified by its black fur and two white stripes running down its back. They are omnivorous and will eat insects and small mammals as well as leaves and grasses. The two biggest indicators of a skunk’s presence to watch out for include burrows dug under your porch, deck, or shed and the stench they give off from their spray. Skunks are nocturnal so they dig and look for food at night and they may be attracted to pet food, garbage, and garden vegetables.
It is important to take action if a skunk is causing problems in your property by either digging under your deck or porch or posing a threat to your pets. The best method of skunk control is preventative action which can be taken in the following ways:
Flood Light: Skunks are light sensitive due to their nocturnal nature and a motion sensor flood light will help scare them off your property.
Keep Pet Food and Garbage Sealed: Sometimes skunks are attracted onto a property by pet food or garbage. Keeping the garbage cans sealed and putting the pet food out of reach will make your property less attractive to skunks.
Fencing: Skunks are diggers so the best way to keep them out with fencing is to bury the fence so they cannot dig under it or install a strand of electric fencing at the bottom of a conventional fence to discourage them.
Exclusion: Keep any openings to your deck, shed, stairs, and pool or hot tub closed.