MN Nuisance Wilflife Control
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SKUNK REMOVALSkunk
Skunk biology
Minnesota has 2 species of skunks, the stripped skunk and the spotted skunk. Skunks are members of the weasel family and are omnivores. Stripped skunks weight between 3-10# and are 20-32” in length. Mating occurs between February and March and after a 60 day gestation skunks give birth to 3-5 young. Litters of 10 are possible. Skunks are nocturnal but the babies can be seen out any time of the day along with mother. In early winter, skunks den up and become inactive, but they do not actually hibernate. Mid-winter warm spells bring them out for hunting forays. Skunk Hole Big LakeSeveral skunks (sometimes eight to 10) often occupy the same den in winter, especially the females. Skunks can spray up to 15’ and babies have a 2’ range. Spotted skunks are very rare in Minnesota and only live in the southern corner of the state.

Symptoms
The one tell tale sign of skunks is smell!!!!!! Another sign is sighting the babies or the mother. Skunks also like to burrow under decks and porches. They will take over an old woodchuck den or just dig a new one. Skunks will dig little cone shaped hole into your lawn looking for grubs.

Skunk in cageRemoval

The removal all starts with a inspection. We will come out and access the damage to identify the species doing the damage. Then we will set the appropriate traps to remove the animals. We will also recommend habit modifications and exclusions available for your site. And give you a cost to repair the damage. If the skunk has sprayed we can deodorizes the area.   All skunks are caught in live traps, but because we have no place to release them, all skunks are euthanized.

Skunk in cageExclusions

A more permanent solution to a skunk problem is to use a exclusion technique to permanently keep the skunks from burrowing under your deck, shed or other structure. For this we use hardware cloth buried into the ground and attached to the structure, this prevents the skunk from burrowing