SKUNKS can dig for grubs in lawns and garden and burrow under decks, sheds and porches. Skunks can cause damage to buildings and expensive landscaping! They can spray their scent gland up to 15 feet and their odour can remain on pets for weeks or months!
Skunks can carry the rabies virus and not ‘look’ infected – so beware! Skunks breed in February through April with a gestation period of approximately 63 days producing 1 litter per year with 3-9 kits per litter. Baby skunks keep their eyes closed for first 21 days and remain in the den for the first 6-8 weeks. After this time the young will venture out at night with the mother to forage with her.
Skunks are nocturnal animals. They are usually silent but can produce a bird-like noise. Their life span is between 5-10 years. Should you see or suspect a skunk or family of skunks living on or around your home or property call Gunning Wildlife Removal at 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390. Gunning Wildlife Removal offers affordable, humane removal of skunks, squirrels, raccoons, birds, bats, wasps and more. Call us to help you evacuate these pesky critters and prevent them from coming back! We provide full inspections and offer preventive measures. We serve Woodstock, London, Brantford, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton and surrounding areas.