Local Skunk Removal Service Near Roselle

Fear you may have a Skunk problem in or around your Hanover Park, Illinois home or business? We at Animal Trackers Wildlife want to make the entire process of wildlife removal easy for you. Below you will find helpful information to help you accurately identify the species of wildlife you may be experiencing, as well as health or property risks commonly attributed to Skunks. To schedule our skunk removal services please call us today at: 847-884-1057 to view our customer reviews in addition to the ones below, please click here

Customer Reviews: Animal Trackers Wildlife Serving Hanover Park Illinois

“Jim came out today about an hour after I called to remove an injured skunk from my backyard. He was professional, friendly, efficient, and luckily didn’t get sprayed. Now I can finally let my dog out again. Thanks for your help!!” –Tammy

“Tony and his crew are extremely professional and know exactly how to fix your critter problems whatever they may be. Highly recommended!” – Mark Robisky 

Tony gave us a few tips on our possible skunk situation this morning. May need them since husband came home and saw it walking across our front yard! Thanks Tony!!! – Joanna

Skunks Identification & Physical Characteristics

Skunks are well-known and recognized, nocturnal residents of Hanover Park, Illinois, and throughout the state. The striped skunk is easily identified by its prominent, lateral white stripes that run down its back. Aside from the white stripes, their fur is jet black. The body size of a skunk is about the size of an average house cat.

Skunks are typically 13 to 38 inches in size and can weigh between 7 and 14 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is around 3 years. Skunks are most widely known for their defense mechanism – smell. The skunk has quite a reputation due to its natural predator deterrent. To protect themselves from predators and other dangers they will emit a hard to remove and horrible-smelling spray. The skunk will spray an oily liquid produced by glands located under its large tail. Did you know, skunk spray can actually travel up to ten feet?!

Skunk Habitats and Lifestyle

A skunk will burrow in anywhere around the property. They typically burrow under concrete porches, decks, and sheds.

They are relatively adaptable creatures though they prefer to nest in burrows. These burrows or nests can be found in anything from porches, decks, sheds, and other man-made structures.

If you see one skunk – be aware – there are probably more close by. Females will typically give birth to between six and ten young each year.

Damage Skunks Can do to Your Roselle, Illinois Property

Typical damage you can experience when you have skunks on your property can include the following: holes throughout your lawn as they are digging looking for grubs and other insects, Damage to your home’s insulation if they get into your attic, chewing on misc items including electrical wiring. Even if you are not experiencing a significant amount of damage now, please keep in mind that skunks are carriers of parasites and disease, and should be considered a health concern.

Skunk Eating Habits

Once you have a better understanding of skunks eating habits and lifestyle you can better understand how to deter them from making a home on your property. Skunks are what are known as omnivores, meaning, that their diet is comprised of both meat and vegetation. Skunks are known to be very opportunistic eaters. They are naturally nocturnal foragers who will eat fruit and vegetation, insects, larvae, worms,  small mammals or reptiles, fish, as well as human trash and disregarded food.

Experiencing Skunk Odor? Learn more about what you can do to remove the smell. 

For Skunk removal service in Roselle, Illinois call us at:  847-884-1057

We are your number one option for wildlife removal, animal proofing your home, and ensuring you will never be bothered by animal nuisances again.

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