Skunk Feces Droppings and Poop - Diseases, Smell
You might find skunk feces near a den. If a skunk is living under your porch or shed or deck, you might find skunk droppings and waste under there. Skunk fecal matter is scattered, not terribly well-formed. It's often a bit mushy,
but might show signs of insect exoskeletons, or berries. Skunks are omnivores. They often dig for worms and grubs. The feces size is maybe about the size of what a cat would leave behind, but not as well-formed. It can be crumbly or
mushy or pasty. To be honest skunk scat isn't the best clue about whether you have skunks in the vicinity. Tracks are a better clue, but of course, the best clue of all is a skunk's immistakeable odor!
Skunk poop – things you ought to know! When you have a wild critter living in your home, you will have many things to take into consideration when you try to encourage them to leave your property. Firstly, there is the food stealing that you will need to contend with, plus the noise and any agitation that the animal can cause to your family pets. On top of this, however, and sometimes more worrying than anything else, are the droppings that these little guys will leave behind.
Take the lowly skunk – a creature that can weigh less than 10 pounds. This creature alone can leave droppings behind that are the same size as the average dogs, and it can leave a foul smelling urine around too, which has a habit of staining anything that it comes into contact with. Of course, when you try to remove this creature from your home or yard, you are going to have to do some kind of clean up to get rid of the skunk poop and urine, and for this part, it is wise to call in a professional to lend a hand, simply because of the disease that have been associated with the feces and urine of this creature.
Have you heard of EPM? This stands for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and is a neurological disease associated with horses. You may not have horses in your home, but do you have horses on your land or around your home? The feces of the skunk have been linked to this disease, and if the horses were to come into contact with it, could make it rather poorly indeed.
At the same time, there are some human and pet affected problems that can arise as a result of skunk poop, notable Salmonella and leptospirosis – both of which can be very dangerous, and are things that you are going to need to worry about when you encourage this animal to leave.
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