Local Skunk Removal Service Near Streamwood, Illinois
Are you experiencing a Skunk problem in or around your Streamwood, Illinois home or business? We at Animal Trackers Wildlife can help! Our team will work hard 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 Streamwood, Illinois
“Brandon took time to educate me on animal behaviors and answered all of my questions. He was reassuring that the problem would be solved. Good communicator and customer service. Highly recommend!” Nick V.
“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 Streamwood, Illinois, and throughout the state of Illinois. 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
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 Streamwood, Illinois Property
The 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, damaged insulation if they get into your attic, damaged items such as 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.