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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 the York Region


Did you know that skunks are playful? Most people don’t realize that these animals have a fun side to their personalities. Though they are quite skittish and shy, they do have a lighter side which they exhibit when in comfortable surroundings. Unfortunately, this isn’t something people often have the opportunity to see. Any time people are near, skunks are inclined to head for the nearest exit. These peace-loving animals do anything they can to avoid confrontation.

Skunks sometimes take up residence under a porch or deck, or they take advantage of a den that another animal has abandoned. Though they only spray when they feel particularly threatened, their dens can emit a consistently musty odour that is less than appealing. Most homeowners would prefer not to have a resident skunk on their property. Skedaddle will remove your unwelcome guest using methods that are safe and humane. Care is taken to protect any kits and reunite them with their mother.

Seeing a live skunk does not happen very often. Not only are they shy and wary of people, but they are also most active in the hours after the sun goes down and just before sunup. Their dens can be difficult to spot unless you know what to look for. Dens are often hidden in out-of-the-way places, and the skunks cover up the opening with leaves, sticks, grass and other debris. Skunks are not good at climbing, so there is little to no risk of one finding its way into your attic.

While these furry little creatures are omnivorous, they are less likely to break into your garbage bins than a raccoon unless you make it easy for them! They don’t have the dexterous hands of a raccoon, so a container that is latched is much harder for a skunk to access. If your garbage bin does not have a latching lid, a skunk is sure to take advantage of the easy pickings. After Skedaddle technicians in York remove a skunk from your property, they help you identify ways to keep skunks out in the future. They also close up any dens to prevent other animals from moving in.

Skunk Facts


Skunks have an amazingly accurate aim. Their spray can hit a target across a three-metre distance.


The spray contains sulphur compounds known as thiols. It is these compounds that smell so foul.


Kits are born without much fur, but they still have their stripes!


The mother instinct in raccoons is very strong and they will cause major damage if separated from their young.


A female doesn’t just use its spray to defend itself from potential predators. She also uses it to let a male know she is not interested in his attention.


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