Have you recently seen a skunk quickly running across your yard? Commonly, skunks are found throughout Minnesota, and if you’re not careful, your home is next! Not only do skunks release an incredibly foul odor, but they also can carry diseases, specifically rabies. If you have pets or children, a skunk is not an animal you want hanging around your home. Team up with Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc. so that our experienced staff can humanely remove and control any skunks that come your way.
Signs of a Skunk
Skunks are nocturnal animals that frolick at night. So, unless you are actively searching for them, chances are they will not be seen. Sure, you may see them crossing the road late at night, but most of the time they hang around undetected. Common signs that a skunk may be visiting your home includes:
- Odor – The first thing that comes to mind when someone says skunk is their foul odor. Even without spraying, skunks have a slight odor that you may be able to smell around your yard.
- Lawn Damage – 3 to 4 inch wide holes found sporadically around your yard is a common sign that skunks are around. These pests do not dig huge holes, just ones big enough for them to eat bugs and insects found in the soil. Skunks eat all sorts of insects and animals including grasshoppers, beetles, ants, crickets, millipedes, worms, frogs, mice and even birds.
- Barking Dogs – Does your neighbor’s dog incessantly bark late at night? Although there can be a whole host of reasons why a dog may bark, repetitive barking late at night could be because of a skunk sighting. Let our team remove these skunks before they make your home their next hangout location.
Just like any wild animal that roams your neighborhood, you have to be careful because they may carry rabies or other harmful diseases. Research has shown that skunks are the #2 carrier of rabies. If you have pets or even children that hang out in your yard, it is important that you act immediately the first time you see a skunk roaming around your home.
Removing and controlling skunks is not something you should try to handle on your own. Instead, if you live in Minnesota, team up with Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc. to inspect, remove, repair and prevent any future issues with skunks around your residence. Give us a call today at (612) 237-8282 to learn more about our humane skunk control services.