Skunks are primarily nocturnal animals, and their activity around buildings may go undetected for awhile until one takes up occupancy beneath a porch, deck, slab foundation, or outbuilding floor. They will also leave their offensive scent as an indicator of their presence when confronted by another animal, such as a dog. Skunks have been found infected with an array of diseases that may or may not affect humans, By far the most important one being Rabies. Control Methods can include…….. Habitat Modification and Sanitation, Live Trapping by a Licensed Trapper, and Exclusion.