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Encountering a skunk is always nerve-wracking, even in the best of circumstances. Running into a skunk as it makes its way across your yard is not the best of circumstances. Even thinking about it is anxiety inducing. Unfortunately, this anxiety-inducing scenario is more common than you might think. Skunks take up residence near homes surprisingly frequently. There may even be one living near you! When skunks spray people, it’s usually because those people startled them. That means skunks are most dangerous when you don’t know about them and they don’t know about you. 

Skunks are known to spray under houses — generally wherever their nests are located. A skunk simply sprayed the outdoors near your house, and the smell seeped in through the HVAC system or cracks found near your home’s doors and windows.

For more information on Skunks go the IL Dept of Conservation about Skunks – Click Here.