Skunk Rehabber - Ellicott Wildlife Rehab Center: (719) 683-8152
Free El Paso County Animal Services: (719) 473-1741
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If you need skunk control in Colorado Springs, you have a few options. First, you can attempt to solve the skunk problem yourself
by reading our do-it-yourself guide. If you need outside help,
you can also call El Paso County Animal Services to see if they have any free resources or help for you - however, they primarily deal with dog and cat concerns. You can also call a local Colorado Springs wildlife rehabber,
as they are typically a great resource for advice that is in the best welfare of the animal. If as a last resort you must hire a professional company, we recommend K2 Kritter Solutions in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Colorado Springs Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Colorado Springs skunk problem - keep garbage secured, pet food indoors, and most of all when it comes to skunks, secure the perimeter of your shed, porch, deck, or house
with a barrier - lattice or steel mesh is good, and it keeps Colorado skunks from going under the structure. If trapping and removal of the skunk is the only option you have, please do so with the help of a local
agency or professional company who knows how to do it humanely and legally. Browse the resources of this site for more educational information.
Colorado Springs Skunk Control Information: Do babies or juvenile skunks spray?
Skunks are the mammals that are mostly noted for their capability of spraying a liquid that has bad odor. There are different skunk species having various forms of physical appearances. The scent glands of skunk are the biggest defense that nature has provided to them. Glands normally are involved in the production of spray that consists of chemicals having sulphur. The spray of skunk is even capable of diverting bears and other attackers. However, skunks will try their best not to use spray because there is enough supply to last for only 5 to 6 uses and approximately 10 days are needed for producing it again.
Skunks are creatures which don't appeal to majority because of obvious reasons. More commonly related to weasels skunks sometimes may appear cute, but none of us wants them in our houses. Skunks are mostly infamous for their reputation of spraying foul odor which is not always easy to deal with. Mostly skunks use their sprays at times when they really feel scared or frightened so it's more related to their defensive mechanisms. Do babies or juvenile skunks spray? This may be a question arising in your mind if your locality has increasing number of skunks. In this section we will focus on the same topic so that readers can have a better idea.
The capability of spraying develops in skunks right from an early age. The appearance of spray is oily and it is released from scent glands present on the underside of animal's tail. Some skunks start spraying even when their age is only few weeks. However, for realizing and properly controlling their spraying ability skunks need to reach a mature age.
It doesn't matter either we consider a mature skunk or a baby spraying can't be regarded as random behavior. Spraying is an indication of the fact that animal is scared or is facing extreme level of pain or discomfort because of injury or any other reason.
You must not move on with the assumption that a particular skunk will not spray only because it appears young. Skunks present numerous signs before emitting the spray like shrieking, growling, hissing etc. If you see a skunk behaving in this way, then run away from the place.
Spray and sexual maturity
The ability of reproduction develops much later than the ability of spraying in skunks. Female skunks get sexually mature when they are approximately a year old