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Skunk. Mephitis mephitis. Scientific Name. Skunk\'s latin name, Mephitis mephitis , translates appropriately into "bad odor." . Eastern Striped Skunk. Common Name. How to manage skunk problems. What skunks attack.

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skunk

Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

scientific name
Scientific Name

Skunk\'s latin name, Mephitis mephitis,

translates appropriately into "bad odor."

  • Eastern Striped Skunk

Common Name

what skunks attack

How to manage skunk problems

What skunks attack
  • Skunks will dig up lawns and gardens searching for insect larvae and grubs. They leave cone-shaped, divet-like holes, three to four inches in diameter and may also turn over larger pieces of sod.
  • Controlling lawn grubs may reduce skunk damage to lawns. Lawn treatment advice and materials are available from garden or hardware stores.
  • Fencing will also help keep skunks out of gardens because they are not good climbers.

http://dep.state.ct.us/burnatr/wildlife/factshts/skunk.htm

management
Management
  • Chemical
  • Biological
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Cabrera, Kim A., Animal Tracks - Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), February 2, 2006,

http://www.bear-tracker.com/stskunk.html

  • CT DEP: Eastern Striped Skunk Fact Sheet,

February 2, 2006, http://dep.state.ct.us/burnatr/wildlife/factshts/skunk.htm

  • Penn State Home Garden Pest Problem Solver, February 2, 2006 http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/ProblemSolvers/gardenProblSolv.html#animals

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