How to Identify Skunks: Habits & Behaviors

It is fairly easy to identify skunks. Skunks are considered omnivorous animals, meaning they will eat both animal and plant foods. You will usually only see or hear them at night. Skunks problems are most common in spring and summer as they typically breed at the end of winter and build their nests in burrows and crawl spaces. Skunks can spray between 10 and 15 feet, and are usually accurate. If you ever come close to a skunk, pay particular attention to their feet; skunks will give a pre-spray warning by stomping!

What Skunk Damage Looks Like