Skunks are North and South American mammals in the Mephitidae family. These species are well known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant smell. The species of skunk may differ in appearance from Black and White to Brown, Cream or Gingered colored. Skunks could spray that nasty spray distance of up to 10 feet.
The odor of skunk can travel up to one and a half mile and if you get sprayed by the skunk on your body then you have to run to the bathroom to get rid of it and if it gets sprayed on your eyes then it may cause temporary blindness. If you are up against skunk and want to get rid of it then you can take help from Vaughan Skunk Trapping.
These little creatures can cause many serious problems and diseases to you like Rabies, Intestinal Roundworm, Leptospirosis, Canine Hepatitis, and Canine Distemper among others. A simple scratch or a small bite from skunk can cause you rabies, so it’s better for you to avoid direct confrontation with the nasty and harmful skunk. Skunks love to dig holes and have really strong front legs to help him in it.
According to Animal Removal Pickering services, that skunks spray only to defend themselves when they got surprised or threatened by someone, otherwise, they don’t bother you. If you ever strike with Skunk then it’s better to move back without disturbing them, otherwise, they spray on you.
Skunks are omnivorous; they eat both plants and animals. Basically, their diet changes according to a season. They eat insects, earthworm, larvae, lizard, frog, snakes, mole, and eggs. They also commonly eat grasses, nuts, fruits, and berries.
Although they have an excellent sense of smell and hearing, their vision is so poor that they can see only up to 3 meter or 10 feet which generally causes them death on road traffic.
Some Tips TO Deal with Skunk
1. Skunk in Garage
If skunk gets into your garage then it’s better to leave the door open. Skunks are active and if you open the door at dusk and close it in the evening then definitely it will work. It is also important to see that skunks are not going to hold a place in your garage for so long it can make a den and can also give birth to their child.
2. Neutralizing Odors
The old and traditional remedy to removing out the smell of skunk is tomato juice spray but it only removes stench and not molecules which are harmful to dogs as well as humans.
The new method for removing the smell includes;
- 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap
Mix together these 3 and wear a rubber glove on your hand and immediately wash with this solution after spraying occurs. If you don’t have these things in your home then diluted vinegar with water can also work.
3. Trapping Skunk
Live traps such as safeguard live trap with cover
- Traps should bait with fish, chicken parts, bacon, peanut butter on bread and it should be put in front of skunk entrance of his digging.
- All traps should be checked daily morning and evening.
- If skunk caught in the trap then cover the live trap with some cloth and rescue the skunk away from your house.
- If a skunk is showing the signs of aggression then never leave it, but destroy immediately.