Skunk Spray Odor Control
By nature they normally aren’t aggressive animals. They are so confident in their smell that we affectionately call them the “surfer dudes” of the wildlife kingdom. They have more of a “dude back up or i’ll spray you” attitude than a go and attack someone mentality. The one exception to this rule is mating season. This is February in our neck of the woods. The males loaded with testosterone are rather grouchy, and the females in full heat are quite desperate. Because of this night time fights and mating can happen under your deck, by your hot tub, and occasionally under your addition causing a fairly complicated odor problem.
This of course brings me back to Pepe Le Pew. Valentine’s day to me always means skunks and mating. We’ve caught up to 15 of them in one small backyard simply because a female had been present and every male around came to court her.
Skunk Nesting In Home
As spring comes to Onondaga, a new drama develops. Your single skunk you see once or so a week wandering through your neighbors yard soon becomes a mother and upwards of 6 babies. All faithfully following mom, yet all very capable of squirting your dog,or cat, as they approach a very protective mother and babies.
They are very good mothers and due to this fact have a very low mortality rate. Meaning oftentimes all of the babies survive. They will also stay with mom (which means they will stay under your deck) for the entire year, until mom goes into heat again and then they are pushed out.