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Animal Invasion – Preventing Skunks From Making Your Home Theirs

When it comes to wildlife removal, it is the last step in a process that could have been performed much earlier and more easily. That is to say, it is crucial to keep in mind that prevention is always more effective and less complicated and costly than removal. If you do have wildlife on your property and the need to remove animals, it is best to call the professionals.

Removing Wildlife From Your Property: Prevention Goes A Long Way


When talking about skunks, in particular, there are a number of actions you can take around your property to protect it against a skunk invasion. Here are the best courses of action:

Installing heavy gauge screen and burying it below a deck to prevent skunk entry

Installing heavy gauge screen and burying it below a deck to prevent skunk entry

  • Check for openings under patios, sheds, porches and crawl spaces that need to be sealed off
  • Check your yard frequently and remove any fallen nuts, berries or harvest fruits
  • Make sure to remove any and all water sources on your property that skunks can access easily
  • Also remember to securely store pet food, as well as to seal off outdoor garbage bins.

The key concept here is to block access permanently. You can attempt to go at it by yourself, though professional help is always more effective. This because professional animal removal technicians like those at Skedaddle use heavy-gauge screening and trenches to block access to skunks. So, it is always better to go pro. 

What To Do If There Are Baby Skunks Present 


Skunks don’t hibernate, unlike other animals. Instead, they inactively spend periods of time inside their dens in winter. It is always better to remove them in the fall before the ground becomes frozen.

Skunk tracks through snow leading to below a shed

Skunk tracks through snow leading to below a shed

However, another aspect that can significantly complicate the removal process is finding baby skunks in the den. Depending on the species, baby animals, in general, aren’t mobile for weeks and months after they are born. Getting them out, in this case, involves doing so by hand. Removing wildlife babies like this reduces the chance of injuring them and is effective at the same time.

Upon retrieval, they are placed in a reunion box that is heated. Featuring a special design, this reunion box is placed near the former entry point so that the momma skunk can retrieve her babies and relocate them safely to another den.

Avoid Trapping Skunks Yourself And Call A Professional Service Instead 


In addition to being inhumane, trapping animals causes stress and the danger of injury. If you are plagued by a skunk problem in or around your home, call a professional wildlife removal service. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has experts that are experienced in humanely removing skunk adults and babies from homes. Placing the utmost care on wildlife wellbeing, Skedaddle is the place to go if you have a wildlife problem on your hands.

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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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