Do Skunks Dig in Lawns Looking for Food?

Skunks, in addition to rats and mice, are some of the most destructive animals that could take over your home. With the weather warming, and the skunks beginning their hunt for more food, there are many potential problems to watch out for, in order to keep skunks at bay, as well as to make sure that they are not causing larger issues for your home itself.

In general, skunks are digging animals, which can make them one of the most destructive rodents that you might have to deal with. Skunks can dig for a variety of reasons, including to find food and make a den for themselves and their families, both of which can cause both short- and long-term problems for you and your family.

One of the main reasons that skunks will dig in your yard is to find food: since they are omnivorous, they will eat a wide variety of foods, including plant life. However, their favorite food by far is insects. This foraging for food can cause a skunk to dig a hole- usually between one and three inches in diameter- all over your yard, to find their larvae, grubs, and worms. If you happen to come across one of these holes in your yard, as well as any other disturbed turf, you should call a professional Wildlife Removal service, to capture any of the rodents that might be nesting under the ground.

While holes in your yard might not seem like a problem, they often can lead to larger issues with your home and lawns. Skunks have sharp front claws that they use to dig these holes, and often will burrow under homes, decks, and even concrete slabs, which can cause extensive damage to your home, and even your foundation, costing you for the costly repairs in the process. In addition to the costly repairs, these holes, if dug over long amounts of time, can also permanently damage your lawn or garden.

There are many reasons why skunks might dig in your yard- all of them necessary to the animal, but costly to you. If you are noticing that holes are popping up in your home at a rapid pace, or that there are scratching noises coming from inside your home, you should call a wild animal removal service, to prevent the problems before they become worse.

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Do Skunks Dig in Lawns Looking for Food?

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