Skunks are not aggressive animals and cannot climb. However, when they are injured or frightened, the foul odor they spray can be quite powerful. You may not have seen one, but you have must have smelled one especially when you’re driving on highway. Similar to raccoons, skunks like to eat garbage, insects and grubs. They usually produce a litter of 4-6 babies per year between April and May.
Den Site Selection
Skunks have a great sense of hearing and smell, and excellent ability to dig. You may find burrows under your deck if you have skunks in your home. They also like to build their dens below porches and sheds. The dens they build are difficult for predators and human beings to access. In this case, you will need professional experts to access their nests.
Skunks dig up lawns and gardens for grubs and insects to eat, which will ruin your backyard if you fail to address them. The areas where skunks take residences may have persistent odor which marks their territory. The noxious chemical can cause nausea and vomiting, and even temporary blindness when get into to your or your pets’ eyes.
If you have a pet at home, chances are the skunks will frequently spray your pet for defensing themselves. It is extremely hard to get rid of the smell from hair, skin and clothing.
You may surprisingly find out that there are more cases of rabies identified in skunks than in raccoons in GTA area. Skunks can pass rabies to pets and humans through bites. Skunks also carry roundworms, canine hepatitis and leptospirosis which can cause serious health complications to you and your family.
REMOVAL METHODS – SKUNK REMOVAL IN GTA
One-way Door: Less Harm to the Animals
Trapping and Releasing
Skunk Removal During Breeding Season (April to May)
Mother skunks are very protective of their babies; thus, we highly recommend you to be careful and stay away from mother skunks during the birthing season. To remove skunk families from your home during this season, our technicians will remove the young babies first and place them into a box that is close to the entry so that they can be reunited with their mother. Then our technicians weill intall a one-way door to avoid re-entry.
CLEAR, REPAIR AND PREVENTION
Our one-stop shop skunk removal service includes repairing the damages, securing the area to prevent re-entry, and cleaning contaminated areas that can cause health issues.
To secure your home against skunk re-intrusions in the future, our technicians will install a galvanized screen in particular areas to seal all potential openings.