Skunk Removal, Damage, Disease, Habits
Skunk Removal and trapping can be difficult. Especially the removal after trapping part. Skunks have a nasty smelling method of defensive. Great care and understanding of a skunks behavior is a must in dealing with them.
Skunks give birth in May to an average litter size of four kittens. The Striped Skunk and Easter Spotted Skunk are found in Georgia. The Striped Skunk is the most common to Georgia. Known for their defense strategy of spraying a foul secretion, Skunks can spray up to fifteen feet in an attempt to ward off danger. They become a nuisance by digging underneath houses and decks to create dens and also dig for grubs in lawns. Skunks are significant carriers of Rabies posing a risk of human exposure. Additionally, they can carry diseases such as Leptospirosis and the intestinal roundworm Baylisoscaris Columnaris. Lastly, skunks are known to carry Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, fleas, ticks, lice, and mites which can cause health issues for household pets. Barriers can be placed to keep them from creating dens under houses or can simply be trapped and removed.