Skunks pose a significant threat to your health, pets, and property. These nocturnal pests are the most common carriers of rabies in many parts of the country, and carry diseases such as tularemia, leptospirosis, and canine distemper. These diseases are transmitted through bites and not through a skunk’s spray. A skunk’s sulfuric spray, which is known for its intense odor, is a defense mechanism and only used when a skunk feels cornered or threatened. If you or your pet come in contact with skunk spray, it can cause nausea or vomiting. 

Skunks are equipped with strong feet and long nails made for digging. They are capable of damaging homes and businesses when burrowing for food or shelter, including damage to foundations, electrical wiring, and plumbing. A skunk’s spray is also capable of ruining outdoor furniture or equipment. 

Never attempt to handle a skunk without the help of a professional. Critter Control’s trained technicians are equipped with the safest and most humane skunk removal tools and techniques in the industry.  

Information Reviewed and Approved by Sean Carruth, VP of Communications at Critter Control.

Learn more about Skunks and Skunk intrusions by following the links below!

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Source: The Handbook: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage - Skunks. James E. Knight, 1994.

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