If you live in a rural or sparser region of Maryland, then you might encounter a skunk hanging around your house. They can wander into neighborhoods as well, so make sure to stay vigilant. Now, skunks are famous for “spraying” and a scared skunk will definitely spray you if you’re not in control of the situation. This could also be bad for curious pets. So, today we’re going to give you the rundown on skunks; how to spot them and how to deter them. Ready to learn more? Let’s do this!
Skunks are not picky about their meals.
Skunks are omnivores, which means that they’ll eat both meat and veggies. This makes them great scavengers in the wild. Diminished food supplies can often lead them to come sniffing around your yard, so make sure that all major food sources are covered if they are outside. You’ll know that a skunk is hanging around because you will smell it. That famous, musky odor is very specific to skunks and it is the main indicator that you’ve got a problem. Skunks lives in dens and have been known to steal dens from other animals. Therefore, if you see a groundhog hole, make sure it gets covered once the groundhog is gone!
Call someone to help right away.
Honestly, the best thing to do when you spot or smell a skunk is to call someone because getting sprayed is not fun at all. Skunks are highly accurate for up to 15ft as well, so don’t take any chances with this one.
Need help with a skunk in your neck of the woods? We are here to help.
Call Shumaker Animal Control. Shumaker Animal Control is a twenty-five year veteran of the animal control profession and knows how to detect and properly remove all sorts of from your Maryland property. We can also fill any burrows made by groundhogs to keep them out and guarantee against them chewing back through it. Foxes, squirrels, raccoons, mice, and bats can also be dealt with easily.
If you think you have a rabid animal on your property please call immediately. This animal could pose a serious danger to your family and your pets.
If you have any questions about animal removal, contact Shumaker Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!