Yes, any animal that gets bitten by another rabid animal can get rabies. Baby skunks are not the exception, but due to their fragile nature, they might not even live long for people to notice. Rabies is a condition that affects the nervous system and muscles. It can impair thinking, cause disorientation, foaming, aggressiveness, and other types of behavior that are dangerous to the safety of people. When you do come across a skunk that has rabies and displays any of the above signs, make sure you stay at a considerable distance at all times and warn a professional wildlife control service. Wildlife professionals have the tools and the knowledge to deal with rabid animals. Most skunks that are rabid might not be even aggressive and might even be very tame and approach you. For skunks, this is a concerning sign as skunks want to stay away from any type of human interaction possible.
When you have suspect any skunk activity taking place in your backyard, it is best to consult a professional wildlife technician to take care of the presence. Skunks can be incredibly destructive creatures that can wreak havoc in any environment it is in. They cause property damage that can cost homeowners up to thousands of dollars of restoration and repair costs. Skunks can be incredibly frustrating wildlife animals to deal with because they also cause damage to the appearance of the backyard by digging holes all over your property in search of small worms or grub. The skunk has excellent digging abilities and will use those skills to its full advantage. It will stop and nothing and nobody. One of the complaints that homeowners have is that they often have to deal with the smell that skunks release when they feel threatened. The smell that they release is a mix of a few naturally occurring chemical compounds released from the scent glands. One of the compounds is sulfur which gives it its distinctive sour smell that people sometimes mistake for marijuana.
Professionals get can rid of skunks once and for all through all the experience and skill they have accumulated over the years. Skunks often house themselves in burrows. These burrows can be compared to tunnels or ditches that the skunk digs. These skunk burrows are often 3-4 inches deep and are often found underneath man-made structures such as decks, sheds, and porches. Skunks can also be problematic for other things. Skunks prefer to answer nature’s call in a separate space called latrines. Latrines are essentially outdoor toilets separate from the sunk burrow and can be incredibly toxic. This latrine can be a reason on its own to call the technicians to have it removed. To have skunks and or latrines removed call the wildlife technicians from Skunk Control at 647-496-4484.