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.
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.
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!
Skunks are known for two things: their distinctive markings and their noxious stench. The first trait appeals to us, while the second one repels and repulses us. Despite their overpowering scent, skunks are not dangerous animals. They are generally quite skittish and very shy. The reason dogs are frequently the target of their incredibly accurate spraying powers is that dogs often do not know that running up to a skunk is a very bad idea. Skunks aren’t terribly fast on their feet, so their only form of defence is to take aim. When one of these animals takes up residence under your deck in Woodbridge, the safest way to remove it is to contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Our technicians are trained in how to safely remove a skunk, so you don’t need to become a target.
Skunks are generally gentle and shy animals. Woodbridge residents don’t often see these nocturnal animals unless it’s the skunks that have become the unfortunate victims of a run-in with a car. During the months of February and March, homeowners may smell their scent more often than at other times of the year. It is during these months that males are in search of a mate, and a female thinks nothing of using her spray to let a male know she is not interested!
Skunks like to make their dens in out-of-the-way locations, where they are safe from predators. Around your home, they might seek shelter by digging out burrows under sheds or barns, but if there is a porch or deck available, they are more apt to choose it. Though they aren’t as mischievous as raccoons, nor are their paws as dexterous, they won’t turn down an opportunity to feast from your garbage bin.
A mother skunk is very protective of her young and can become aggressive if she thinks her kits are in danger.
Skunks have terrible eyesight, so if a person or animal sneaks up on it, it can be quick to turn its tail and spray.
A female gives birth to between four and seven kits, and she raises them on her own.
Canada is home to two out of the 12 species of skunk that exist around the world. The striped skunk is the only one you’ll find in Ontario. The second species, the western spotted skunk, makes its home in British Columbia.