Skunks

Skunks are nocturnal and are most likely to be seen at night or in the early morning while their still out scavenging for food sources. Skunks accept a wide variety of foods; including small rodents, bird’s eggs, most everything humans eat, insects and their larvae.

Here is a list of food sources that will attract skunks:

  • Fruits, nuts and berries
  • Pet food
  • Grubs and larvae
  • Unsecured garbage

SkunkSkunks mate in late February to early March with a approximately a 62 day gestation period, the kits are born from early May to early June. The kits are born blind and with a thin layer of fur. They open their eyes at 17-21 days and begin to hunt with their mother at 2 months of age. The kits will stay with their mother until autumn.

Skunks are solitary animals and only come together during the breeding season. During the winter they may be found living together. They do not actually hibernate, but do have extended periods of inactivity.

Important to note is that skunks have been known to carry rabies and may be infected with Distemper, Tularemia, or Aleutians Disease. Parasites such as Tape Worms, Round Worms, Flatworms, Ticks, Fleas, Mites and Lice are also often found living on skunks.

If you’re having problems with skunks, please call us @ 774-0457 to discuss your situation and schedule removal service to begin. Advantage Pest Control is a full service company, we’re here to help. Thank you for considering Advantage Pest Control.