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Get Rid of Skunks with These Summer Tips

Skunks may appear as cute and cuddly on the surface, but they can be extremely difficult to remove. It needs to be said that a DIY approach is not recommended when it comes to prevention and professional assistance is always the most effective option, if you’re faced with a full-fledged infestation. When looking to get rid of skunks that are interested in making shelter on your property, there are several ways to go about it:

  • Finding skunks under structures on your property
  • Discouraging them from seeking shelter in your yard
  • DIY prevention
Decks and Fences

Securing outside around decks and fences.

Finding Skunks Under Structures On Your Property

Discovering one or more skunks on your property means that you need to determine what it is that drew them to visit before you can actually tackle the ones already present. After removing sources of temptation like food or shelter options and making sure no new critters will join the party, you can tackle the ones already there. Homeowners are understandably fearful of getting sprayed, which is why they avoid handling the removal. This is a good thing as humane removal is crucial. But if you’re adamant about DIY, then use a trap and cover it with a heavy blanket or tarp. Place the trap near the den entrance and wait for it to capture a skunk.

Discouraging Skunks From Seeking Shelter In Your Yard

Trapping is another way you can go about removing skunk invaders from your yard, but it once again needs to be said that you need to do so HUMANELY and without hurting the animal. This is best left to professionals for obvious reasons, but if you insist on the DIY approach, you can give it a try. Your local farm store or garden centre should have skunk traps for sale. Purchase one or two, cover them with a tarp or heavy blanket then place them in various areas of your property or yard where you’ve seen or suspect skunk activity. The tarp will prevent the skunk from seeing you and feeling threatened, meaning it is less likely to spray you.

Installed Screen

Adding professionally installed screening is the best way to keep skunks out.

Simple Prevention Tips

Preventing skunks from invading your yard or property is a much safer, better and overall easier way to avoid dealing with them than actually having to get rid of them. Taking away the skunks’ food source is one way to demotivate them from invading, and there are different ways you can go about doing this. For example, remember to keep pet food inside your home, pick up any trash that you may have scattered around your yard and also ensure your garbage cans are secured and unreachable, as well as that they have tight lids. Picking up any fallen or rotting fruit and vegetables goes without saying. If you still end up with an infestation despite your best efforts to stop that from happening, your best option is to get in touch with a skunk removal professional.

Skunks Still Getting the Upper Hand? Time to Call Skedaddle

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is THE skunk removal professional you should choose for a number of different reasons. First and foremost, Skedaddle specializes in humane removal methods and techniques, which is crucial when dealing with skunks who may also have kits in their dens. Skedaddle has more than two decades of experience dealing with various wildlife infestations, servicing more than 200,000 homeowners that can testify to the reliability and effectiveness of Skedaddles services. Get in touch with the company today and seek out their help to get rid of skunks from your property humanely and effectively.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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