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Etobicoke Wildlife: Identifying a Skunks Den on Your Property

It is never a pleasant experience when you run into a skunk and it can be even more terrifying if you get sprayed. The obnoxious chemicals will set your eyes and nose on fire and on top of that, you’ll smell nasty for days. So, if you don’t want to sacrifice your social life because of the skunk smell on you, then you should learn how to identify their hiding spots. Humane wildlife control services are kept busy in Etobicoke these days since people keep discovering skunk dens. You can find them under your deck, shed or patio, so look closely and try to see if there’s anything suspicious in these areas. If you notice something fishy or see a skunk wandering around your home, read on to learn how to be certain that there’s a skunk den on your property.

Skunks don’t climb, so they make their den sites low to the ground and are great diggers.

What Kind of a Home do Skunks Make?

If they are out in the wild or in rural areas, skunks will try to dig their dens under big rocks or hollow logs. But when they come close to a neighbourhood, skunks can cause a lot of problems and damage to people’s properties. That’s because they’ll dig under buildings, leaving a lot of holes and giving people headaches when it comes to their removal as well as repairing the area where the den was located. Since they raise their young in the den and use it to hide as well, they want to be as comfortable as possible. They usually make a lot of chambers and passageways to help them escape in case of any predators. You’ll know that you’ve run into a skunk’s den if you notice freshly dug dirt from the holes in the ground as well a strong odour.  

Look Under the Deck, Shed or Patio

The best place to search for skunks dens is under the deck. When you notice a musky smell outside your house, you’ll know that you should check that area out first. The best time to look for skunks is during the day when they’re least active. Try to inspect the structure and identify all the entry holes of the den. If you find one skunk home and happen to have a lot of vegetation in your yard, search under the shed and anywhere that might attract a skunk. Skunks like to build dens in places with lots of food close by and your yard might be attractive for that reason. Don’t try to remove or capture a skunk on your own because you’ll likely get sprayed and bitten. These shy animals don’t hesitate when it comes to protecting their young or their dens, so the best option is to call a humane wildlife service like Skedaddle.

For Humane Removal Call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control

Even when it comes to skunks invading your property with their dens and nasty smell, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control doesn’t hesitate to help concerned homeowners. Our team has expert knowledge of the wildlife in Etobicoke, with plenty of skunk dens identified and removed successfully. Skedaddle’s humane wildlife control strategies have proven to work and keep animals from returning.  When skunks are causing a problem, trained technicians will install heavy gauge steel barriers and clean up the whole area. All the skunks are humanely removed and prevented from re-entering the den. So, if you come face-to-face with a skunk, just be calm and slowly back away to avoid being sprayed. After you safely get inside your house, give Skedaddle a quick call and we’ll be on their way to the rescue.

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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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