What Sound Does a Skunk Make Before It Sprays?

You catch a glimpse of a furry black-and-white creature waddling through your backyard at night. Memories of the watching a Saturday morning cartoon featuring Pepe Le Pew flood your mind, and you half-expect an adorable “le mew!” Instead, your curiosity is met with an ominous snake-like hiss as the skunk stomps aggressively. This surprising reaction … Read more

13 Skunk Facts That Will Leave You Holding Your Breath

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They won’t win any sweetest smell awards, they’ll damage our gardens by nibbling on all kinds of vegetation, and topple over trash cans in search of food. Skunks get a bad rap but there’s more to them than meets the eye.  Read on for some eyebrow-raising science as we look at 13 revelations about Pepé … Read more

Pepé Le Pew is Back! How to Keep Skunks Out of Your Yard

Few backyard pests bring the same level of anxiety and dread as catching a whiff of skunk. Whether you’ve been noticing an unpleasant musky smell coming from under your porch or deck or have seen telltale signs of skunks foraging in your garden or digging for grubs in your lawn, you’ll want to take action. … Read more

Skunk Den Identification and How to Get Rid of One

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Skunks are non-aggressive animals famous for their unique self-defense mechanism. Their smelly spray has a distinct, easily recognizable odor. If you often catch a whiff of this smell around your home, a skunk may have made a den nearby. Let’s learn more about where skunks live, how to identify a skunk den, and how to … Read more

How to Get Rid of Skunks

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Perhaps the most terrifying critter to find in your yard isn’t a wolf or a bear, it’s the adorable little skunk. Skunks (and their close relatives, the stink badger) have a nasty reputation due to their ability to spray you with a sticky stench that can take days to remove and may have you sleeping … Read more

10 Different Types of Skunks

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Skunks have a very long love/hate relationship with humans. Considered a symbol of love in some cultures and a dreaded pest in others, it’s no wonder modern North America tends to hate all types of skunks in one breath. And in the other breath, they once treasured Pepé Le Pew, the skunk who loved to … Read more