Are Baby Skunks Born With Rabies

Are Baby Skunks Born With Rabies?

Baby skunks carry the rabies virus along with other viruses at a very young age. There should be a difference made between carrying rabies and being rabid. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention “…Wild animals accounted for 92.7% of reported cases of rabies in 2018. Bats were the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species (33% of all animal cases during 2018), followed by raccoons (30.3%), skunks (20.3%), and foxes (7.2%).” (CDC, 2020)

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Animals cannot get rabid unless the virus is transmitted through the bloodstream usually by being bitten by another animal. When certain animals are taught to be rabid, they display behavioural patterns that are very abnormal. Certain signs can include but are not limited to walking with a limp, disorientation, aggressiveness, overly tame, foaming, spasms, roaming outside of abnormal hours. It should be noted that seeing animals out during daytime is not per se a sign of a rabid animal. Some animals have adapted to urban lifestyles to accommodate their diet.

With that said, skunks are timid wildlife animals and will most likely stay at a distance unless they feel threatened. Skunks will seek out places in your yards to dig burrows. These are usually under some man-made structures and near the foundation of your house. Places, where skunks dig burrows, are underneath sheds and decks. Signs that point to skunk presence include their smell, tracks, trampled flower beds, and small holes that seem to be everywhere. These holes are of particular importance because it has to do with the skunk’s diet. The skunk digs out small holes to eat worms called grub. 

The only way to successfully take out the skunk in your backyard is to hire a wildlife removal company to make the skunk leave. Wildlife technicians are particularly skilled to take on wildlife animals that roam urban areas. With the training and experience they have under their belt, they can easily assure that wildlife animals won’t be there anymore in the span of a few days. wildlife technicians go through several stages to determine where and how the skunk got into the yard whereafter the technician prepares to make the animal leave ethically and without doing it any harm. 

In the case of skunks, technicians will look under the places where they are most likely to house themselves. Once the area is found, the technician seals all entry points by one, giving the skunk only one entrance to pass through. This is usually achieved by a contraption called the One-Way Door. The One-Way-Door is a tunnel-like device that gets mounted on the entry point. Once the skunk passes through, it will be locked out forcing the skunk to go away and leave the area for good.

To hire wildlife technicians, look no further than the experts from Skunk Control. We have been in the field for more than a decade and are happy to serve you wherever you are. All of our technicians are seasoned professionals who are licensed and insured giving you a premium experience at an affordable price. Call us now at 647-496-4484!