Our Lawton Skunk Trappers and Wildlife Removal Experts get rid of Skunks in Lawton Oklahoma
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Lawton Skunk control will always be unpredictable. The spray from Lawton skunk can linger for weeks unless you are very brave and or very confident, always have a Lawton skunk professional remove these friendly but smelly creatures. Dogs that get sprayed by the Lawton skunk usually try to rub the smell from a Lawton skunk onto your carpet or couch. Skunks are intelligent and usually good natured. Despite their gentle manner, skunks can be deadly simply because they are often carriers of rabies. Skunks are predators and can decimate ground-nesting wild bird populations and local populations of endangered species of small mammals. Skunks are not true hibernators. They venture out of their dens for short distances when temperatures are near the freezing mark and snow conditions are favorable. Skunks are furbearers, and this classification provides them with legal protection except during the hunting and trapping season. Skunk activity rarely causes serious economic loss; rather, their scent creates a nuisance around occupied buildings. Skunks are fearless and won’t back down when endangered, especially during their breeding season. This is another reason they are so often struck by vehicles at this time of the year. Skunks are perhaps most well known for their defense strategy. When confronted, striped skunks will face the threat, arch and elevate their tail, erect the tail hairs, chatter their teeth, and stomp the ground with their front feet. Skunks are active both day and night and seem to be most active during the late evening and early hours of the night. They den up in groups during the winter. Skunks are excellent “mousers”, and may even be better at it then cats. They eat many mice, rats, other small rodents, grubs, and a variety of insects. Skunks are vulnerable to conibear-type traps and a fruit or vegetable bait is even more important when this trap is used. Often skunks killed in Conibear traps will not emit their musk. Skunks are known to break open eggs by pitching them backward between their legs. Shallow pits dug or rooted in the earth are evidence of their nightly hunts. Skunks are rodent predators who often follow mice and rats into these areas. Close openings around decks, stairs, sheds and hot tubs. Skunks are omnivorous, meaning they eat insects, plants and meats. They dine on insects, grubs, eggs and berries, and occasionally catch mice. Skunks are out foraging or seeking mates from late afternoon through the night. Their slow gait and reluctance to give ground make them a frequent victim of vehicular traffic, especially at this time of the year. Skunks are also a major reservoir and vector of rabies, but at present oral vaccines for use in skunks are not licensed. Furthermore, given differences in morphology (smaller jaws) and behavior (food handling and consumption), it is unknown if baits currently used in ORV campaigns would be effective for skunks. Skunks are predators too, but they feed extensively on insects and some plant matter. Skunks are generally active at night, however, healthy skunks are occasionally active during the day. Skunks frequently have poor eyesight and may approach a person or pet or be unaware as a person or pet walks towards them. Skunks are omnivores, meaning they’ll eat just about anything. They’ll consume a variety of plants and animals during the fall and winter, including carrion, but depend on insects in the summer. Skunks are nocturnal and feed on many kinds of plants and animals. Skunks release a noxious musk to discourage predators. Skunks are the reservoir of the disease and they represent the largest number of positive diagnoses at the laboratory.