Skunk Removal in Myrtle Beach and Surrounding Areas

Skunks are a common mammal known for their ability to spray a strong, bad smelling liquid from their anal glands when they feel threatened. They are most often black and white but can also occur in colors like brown, ginger and cream. No matter their coloration, they always have stripes, which serve as a warning mark to potential predators. There are several species of skunk. In the south, skunks are sometimes referred to as polecats though polecats are actually a separate animal that is distantly related to skunks. They can weigh up to 18 pounds and are mostly solitary animals except during mating season. Skunks are nocturnal and shelter in burrows during the day. They usually give birth in May and have between four to seven kits.

Skunks are omnivores and will eat berries, roots, grasses, nuts, other vegetation, insects, grubs, rodents, snakes, lizards, frogs, birds and eggs. They are also the primary predator for the honeybee. Skunks have few predators as their signature spray is strong enough to deter even bears. They can spray with a high degree of accuracy and hit targets as far as 10 feet away. Their spray is also flammable. They are common in suburban areas where they frequently have encounters with family dogs and cats, who come home soaked in the skunk's spray. Skunks rarely bite or attack humans. They can carry and transmit rabies. If you have an issue with a skunk, don't attempt to capture or move the animal yourself. Call The Snake Chaser for safe removal and relocation.

Nuisance wildlife of all kinds can cause serious damage to property by chewing, defecating, building nests, and other activities. If you are experiencing any type of problematic situation arising from the animals listed here or with others that are not listed, contact The Snake Chaser today for questions and solutions to your problems.