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Assess and Remove

To solve a skunk problem, we start with a complete assessment of your property to determine where the skunks are living and how they’re gaining access. Since skunks do not climb our inspection will focus on the ground level den sites like porches, decks and sheds. We then perform a careful and humane removal, including any babies.

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Clear and Clean

Once we humanely remove any skunks and their babies we will move on to clearing the den site of any damaged property, nesting material or debris that was gathered by the animals. We can then begin cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing the area to eliminate any risk of illness, irritating odors and attractants for other wildlife.


Prevent and Protect

To prevent a future skunk problem, our technicians will get to work installing protective barriers designed to keep skunks out. This usually involves digging out around the perimeter of the deck, shed or porch and burying a heavy steel mesh deep into the ground. Our workmanship and materials are backed by a lifetime warranty.



When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!

Julie Riegert

Skunks in Markham


Skunks are unique and resourceful animals that spray a noxious liquid as their only defence mechanism. They are recognizable by their black and white colours and distinctive stripes. They are intelligent and inquisitive and mostly playful.

However, their curiosity gets them into difficult situations with humans when they wander around homes and garages. Being opportunistic, they will den inside porches and crawlspaces. The temperament of a skunk can vary by the individual and some can be testy when cornered. Because of this, it is never a good idea to remove a skunk on your own. Markham residents should call for professional help when they see skunks hanging around their property.

Skedaddle has a proven system for handling animals that nest inside your home. We assess and remove, clear and clean and prevent and protect. Our commitment is to the protection of animals and the provision of excellent customer service.

Skunks are not picky about where they make their homes. They live mostly in forested areas, grasslands and prairies but urban areas provide some important benefits. Skunks who live in cities and towns have access to an abundant supply of food sources and convenient shelters. While they would prefer to not have contact with people, skunks adapt to most environments. They are nocturnal by nature and use their time foraging for food.

When they get surprised or cornered, they may spray. This is why so many pets end up being on the receiving end of their unpleasant defence mechanism. If you have skunks in your yard, be sure to check it is all clear before letting your pet outside.

Skedaddle offers humane and effective wildlife control solutions. We safely remove animals living inside your home and prevent future issues.

Skunk Facts


Skunks do a warning dance to alert predators before spraying. This helps preserve odour reserves for their protection.


They are shy, nocturnal animals that do their best to avoid contact with humans.


They have great vision but only see a short distance. This is why crossing roadways is dangerous to them.


A skunk’s scent is a powerful deterrent. The odour can temporarily blind its victims and the stench can last for weeks. The smell drifts downwind for distances up to a mile.


Skunks are attracted to pet food and water bowls left outside of homes.


They are slow-moving creatures that travel with surprising confidence around their territories.


Skunks do carry rabies and should only be handled by humane wildlife control specialists.


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