Of all the wildlife species that find their way onto your Bowmanville property, skunks are perhaps the least desirable. The notoriously unpleasant smelling discharge they shoot at perceived threats has earned them isolation and avoidance in the animal kingdom – humans included. But sometimes they do find themselves in peoples homes, causing property owners to seek skunk removal services to keep Bowmanville wildlife away.
What Skunks Love
When seeking somewhere to call home, skunks look for dark nooks close to the ground. They prefer places that are unlikely to see human or other types of traffic as they are pretty reclusive. Skunks will, therefore, avoid noisy places and settle down in serene spots. To their benefit, most human beings and animals do their best to avoid these funky fume spreaders. Around your property, skunks will settle in spaces under decks, sheds and houses.
When it comes to food, skunks have a liking for the worms that lie beneath lawns. This is why many Bowmanville residents discover their lawns damaged in the morning. They are omnivorous, which means they also eat varying types of plants and vegetables. When skunks live near human settlements, they get used to the food that people eat. They rummage through garbage and eat the scraps that are left behind. They aren’t shy about eating the leftovers of domesticated animals like dogs or cats either.
Wondering if you have a Skunk Problem?
Unlike many other wildlife animals, skunks can’t climb. But they are pretty good at digging, which is why they damage so many lawns. In addition to freshly dug holes in the yard or rolled back lawn sections, you’ll know you have skunks around if you get a whiff of something not so nice smelling. You may also see skunk droppings around.
Keeping Skunks Away
If you place light in the dark areas that attract skunks, you might encourage them to leave or stay away as they’re not really fans of the spotlight. You can place battery operated lights in the space. Just remember to recharge or replace the batteries as needed because the key to this method working is patience and persistence. You can introduce noise to the space through similar means (a battery-operated radio) to make the space unappealing to skunks.
Removing potential food sources also helps to keep skunks away. Ensure that garbage is removed from your property daily and do your best to avoid storing it nearby. If you have pets you should consider feeding them indoors as well as feeding them just enough for each meal so that leftovers are eliminated.
Be very careful about skunk removal during the months from April to September. During this period, skunks are raising their young. It is therefore very likely that a skunk that has invaded your premises is actually a mother seeking a safe place to nurture her kits. Although most skunks dig holes under decks for their dens another common area homeowners need to be aware of are window wells. These wells tend to be deep and can be devastating to the skunk family as they are not able to see and climb out. You don’t want to do anything to harm the delicate kits during this time. This is one reason you should use expert wildlife control services to solve your skunk issues.
Skedaddle – The Perfect Solution to All Your Skunk Problems
If skunks are making your Bowmanville property uncomfortable to use, Skedaddle can help. Our technicians are trained and experienced in the craft of skunk removal and will ensure that your Bowmanville property is free of the furry invaders. Skedaddle technicians start each job with a thorough inspection and assessment to determine the extent of the intrusion problem. They then customize removal and prevention strategies that meet the need for each property.