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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Serving the Denver Metro Area from Castle Rock to Boulder​

Signs You Have a Skunk


  • Strong, pungent, sulphurous
  • Strongest in the morning
  • Check several days in a row to see if it lives in your yard or just passing through


  • Look like little dog or bear prints
  • Front paws 1 inch by 1 inch, back paws about 2.5 inches by 1.5
  • Often lead from places burrowed under fences or other barriers


  • Digging in the lawn
  • Eaten fruit and greenery in the garden


  • About the size of a cat’s
  • Contain refuse, including insect skeletons, fruit seeds, or animal hair

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If you think you have a skunk problem, please call or contact Animal & Pest Control Specialist, Inc, serving homes across the Front Range, including Denver, Evergreen, and Castle Rock.

Skunk Nuisance Concern:

  • They typically dwell beneath houses, buildings, decks and sheds
  • They like warm, dark, dry defensible places
  • They are common carriers of rabies and fleas

Skunk Removal:

  • Skunks cannot be relocated under state law
  • We recommend trapping (most effective) or strobe lights if possible
  • After they are trapped we euthanize and dispose of them

General Information about Skunks:

  • They will feed on almost anything
  • They are nocturnal animals
  • One litter a year consisting of 2-10 babies
  • Birthing months are typically in the spring
  • They can spray their noxious odor up to 23 ft, accurately to 10 ft

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