All About Skunks - Identify Damage
Skunks dig holes in lawns, gardens, and golf courses in their search for grubs in the soil and shelter. If you think you may have a skunk problem, read on to see how you can be sure, and then check out our skunk repellents and skunk traps to find the best solution for you.
Identify Skunk Damage
Skunks provide more of a benefit than some people think; they eat many pest insects that cause damage to your lawn and garden. Problems arise when they burrow to make homes in and around your garden and spray causing the very irritating skunk odor.
Skunk odor is very unique and easy to identify. Yet, skunk odor is not always an indicator of skunk presence. Sometimes other animals within the area may have been sprayed and the skunk odor is lingering.
Skunks become a nuisance when their burrowing and feeding habits cause problems for humans.
They may burrow under porches or buildings by entering foundation openings. Skunks dig holes in lawns, golf courses and gardens searching for grubs found in the soil.
Skunk holes appear as small cone-shaped holes or patches of up-turned earth 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
Skunk droppings usually have undigested insect parts and are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter and 1 to 2 inches long.
Havahart® offers a variety of skunk repellent and skunk trap solutions to help you with your skunk control needs.