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Skunks and Your Safety: What You Need to Know

Wondering about skunks in relation to you, your family, and your pets? Let's dive into the facts. Skunks are known for their pungent spray, but how risky are they, really?

Spray Alert: Skunks use their spray as a last resort when they feel threatened. They'll give you plenty of warning before they unleash the smell.

Rabies Reality: Like many wild animals, skunks can carry rabies. However, the chances of getting rabies from a skunk are pretty low. Still, it's wise to avoid close encounters.

Fun Fact: Skunks have a varied diet, including insects, small animals, and plant matter.

Skunk Seasons: Skunks are active year-round, with increased visibility during warmer months when they're hunting for food.

Safety Steps:

  • Give Space: If you spot a skunk, keep your distance. If it feels trapped, it might spray.

  • Pet Precautions: Don't let your pets approach skunks. Direct contact could lead to an unpleasant encounter.

Our Approach: At Wildlife Control Pros, we prioritize safety:

  1. Safe Practices: Our methods ensure your safety and the skunks'.

  2. Preventive Measures: We can help you avoid skunk interactions in the first place.

Living Alongside Skunks:

  • Stay Calm: If you see a skunk, don't panic. Move slowly and give it room.

  • Prevention Strategies: Eliminate potential food sources and secure your property to discourage skunks.

Answers When You Need Them:

  • Expert Advice: Got skunk concerns? Reach out to us at (231) 299-0929 or

  • Helpful Assistance: We're here to provide insights and solutions for peaceful coexistence with skunks.

Skunks in Perspective: Want to understand skunks better? Contact us for information and support. Together, we'll ensure the safety of your family and pets while sharing your space with these local critters.

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