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Skunks are nocturnal, meaning they’re awake at night and have great night vision. It’s believed this is why they evolved their spray, as nighttime prey is more often attacked in surprise ambushes. Their spray is incredibly powerful. The smell of it can linger for days with some instances reporting people smelled even after weeks. This spray is also extremely irritating and can cause temporary blindness if you’re unfortunate enough to get sprayed.


Besides the obvious of why you would not want a skunk around your home there are actually many more reasons. Skunks are referred to as bulldozers. While foraging for grubs and other meals they cause significant damage to lawns and sometimes landscape. 

Ellington Pest offers many different treatments when dealing with skunks, live trapping is usually the most effective strategy. give us a call for all of your wildlife removal needs.  

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