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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.


Skunks in Orangeville

Set in the beautiful area of Dufferin County is Orangeville, a lovely town known for its beautiful Island Lake scenery. There is plenty to keep residents and tourists busy during the warmer months, including fishing, hiking, biking, and swimming.

Many people looking for a more beautiful setting and a slower pace of life relocate from the GTA to Orangeville. The city’s close proximity to nature is great for leisure activities but can attract all types of wildlife. As with most areas in Southern Ontario, skunks are common in town and can become a smelly nuisance quickly if they take up residence in your yard.

What You Need To Know About Skunks

Skunks are nocturnal animals that are rarely seen during the day. They forage for food at night and are typically non-aggressive unless confronted. While they prefer to eat insects, they will eat plants or vegetables from your garden if they are close to the ground. They like to conceal themselves in large bushes and avoid open areas devoid of places for them to hide.

Unfortunately, the easiest way to identify skunks is by their foul odour. Homeowners are often notified of a skunk infestation when the combination of digging in their yard, and the constant foul smell around their property become difficult to ignore. You can also identify skunks by their tracks. Their tracks typically have five toes visible, and their claws are generally distinct.

Skunks are not generally dangerous to humans, but their spray can cause a smelly mess in your yard. Skunks are more active in the spring and often spend the colder months tucked away in their dens. They prefer to dig in grassy areas, creating distinct holes in the process.

How To Control Skunks in Your Yard

If you notice skunks in your yard, you’ll want to call a professional pest control company immediately. Do not attempt to touch or remove the animal yourself, as you may be sprayed in the process. Skunks have been known to bite or scratch when they feel threatened, so it’s important to take caution and avoid these risks. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control employs technicians who are trained to remove skunks quickly and safely.

There are things you can do to discourage skunks from returning once they are removed. Installing motion sensored lights can deter skunks from choosing your lawn to rummage through. Erecting a fence around your garden can also help deter skunks.

Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control

Has a skunk taken up residence near your Orangeville property? Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control today. Our technicians use humane pest control methods that are safe for the animals and your property.

Skunks Removal Orangeville


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