Skunk

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Mephitidae

How to Identify an 

Skunk

Skunks are about the size of a house cat. They have black fur and tow broad white stripes running the length of the body. Spotted skunks are black with white markings and about half the size of a house cat.

Skunks release an odorous spray when disturbed or centered. They can spray a distance of 8-15 feet.

Where do they come from?

Skunks build dens in brush piles open irrigation pipes, storage areas, sheds, under structures, etc.

They are solitary animals, except for mating and during winter.

Skunks are most active at night.

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What do they look like?

Skunks can build dens in brush piles, open irrigation pipes, under structures, etc
Skunks are known carries of rabies and parasites
Skunks have a very odorous defense spray
Skunks are about the size of a house cat and have two broad white stripes down their back

Where do they live?

Skunks are known carriers of diseases such as rabbits and a variety of parasites. They damage lawns and athletic field by digging for food; this can look like bare patches and small cone-shaped holes. Skunks have an odors defensive spray.

Name:

Mephitidae

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Diet:

Berries, fruits, vegetable,s insects, small rodents, reptiles, eggs and young birds.

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