The removal of a baby skunk usually requires the help of professionals. A baby skunk is among the toughest animals that a person may deal with since they can spray you with their foul scent. This is normally used by skunks to get rid of any threats that may harm them, but baby skunks try to spray anything they find around them. The baby skunks will normally be born in the spring of each year, and they stay in the dens for around 8 weeks. The skunks give birth mostly under porch steps or under decks. After that, they will start to follow the mother to go hunting during the night. The number of baby skunks that are born to one female may range from 4 to 6. This is the same for all types of skunks, including spotted skunks, hooded skunks and stripped skunks. The baby skunks may just spray you without giving any warning.
Removing the baby skunks from the area where they live has to be done in a careful manner since they tend to spray often and can be unpredictable. The smell of the spray of a baby skunk is the same as that of an adult. Since they are ready to spray on anything, the baby skunks are the most difficult animals to control without leading to a stinky mess.
The common way to get rid of baby skunks is through the use of wildlife exclusion. This is the process of using a one way door on the place where the skunk enters and exits. The remaining entries are then sealed. When the skunk goes out on their own, they will not be able to come back into the structure that they have been excluded from. This is a process that can work only when the baby skunks are old enough to go out on their own. When the mother goes out alone and is not able to come back, then it will lead to a great problem when the babies die inside your property.
Skunks like to live under houses, especially in the early spring or late winter. When the baby skunk has already sprayed, the problem will be removing it and then getting rid of the smell. The skunks stay under the house to look for shelter and they give birth there. This is why you will find that most of the time, the skunk babies will be found under the house. The smell of the spray may linger around for 6 months after the spray of the animals, and the smell may permeate into the flooring or under the carpet. Wildlife and humans have coexisted since the dawn of time. There has been increased interaction between wild animals and people in the more recent times due to humans’ extensive development and encroachment on the natural habitats of numerous animals.
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