How It Works
We make skunks leave by blocking the entry points they use to enter your property. Most of the time, a wildlife control expert will physically remove the animal and return them to their natural habitat as well. In some cases, it is appropriate to install a one-way door.
This allows the animal, like a skunk or squirrel, to leave on their own without being able to come back in.
Skunk Removal Services
If you notice a skunk moving freely around your property, do not try to handle them on your own. Contact Secret Agent Pest Control and Wildlife Removal as soon as possible. Our team of wildlife control experts can handle any skunk problem. We will make your home safe and free from skunks and unwanted pets.
Smell-Free Skunk Removal
Call us today or fill out the form below for skunk removal and control services in the Greater Toronto Area. Don't mistake a family of skunks for a family of cats! Avoid any contact with them while waiting for the wildlife technicians to arrive. We know the warning signs of a skunk that is about to spray, so we can usually keep it from happening.
What To Do About Skunks
Skunks are not dangerous but can be harmful when threatened because they are very defensive animals. When in danger, they release a pungent skunk spray to deter preying wild animals and humans. This skunk smell can be very hard to remove from clothes, cats, dogs, sheds, porches, and so on. Skunks are a wildlife problem that will stick around for weeks after the actual skunk is gone.
They also have very tough front feet with sharp claws. These claws can tear into your skin leading to injuries and diseases, like rabies. Their teeth are sharp as well and if you aren't careful, you can easily be bitten.
To avoid being bitten or sprayed, you can contact professional to help with removing skunks from your yard.
For people leaving in skunk-prone areas like Richmond hill and North York, employing effective preventive measures is advised. What attracts skunks to your property is the availability of food and water. If you cut off the food sources, yard skunks won't invade and you won't have to deal with smelling skunk spray.
Striped Skunk Related Issues
Striped skunks are a very docile skunk species that often lives in abandoned holes. Even with their shy nature, they must be handled with care.
Stripped skunk removal isn't easy therefore it is better to use skunk removal services rather than DIY. Professionals will handle the situation better. Instead of setting up live traps, more human-wildlife control measures of evicting skunks can be used. After the skunk removal, they can be released back into the wild in a safe and humane way.
Baby Skunk Removal
Skunk babies are very common pests and they are easier to handle compared to a mature skunks. All you need to remove them is a pair of rubber gloves and a carrier bag. As simple as it may sound, hiring a skunk removal company is advised because skunk babies need to be released into the wild and handled with caution.
After removing the babies, the used kitty litter should be disposed of to get rid of the smell and prevent other skunks from nesting in the same spot.
Skunk Control Methods
The only effective method to get rid of skunks is through live trapping and relocation, requiring special skills, experience, and licenses. Our experts at Secret Agent Pest Control and Wildlife Removal will first survey your property and create a custom plan to remove the skunk from the property. We also offer options to eliminate the smell and work with you to protect your property against future skunk encounters.
The Best Way to Get Rid of Skunks
Skunks do not respond to strobe lights, repellants, ammonia, mothballs, and other products you find at online stores. We have visited a number of homes where these methods have not been effective. There are no repellants that will deter skunks from living on any property.
Skunk Removal FAQs
A: Skunks don't have a specific nesting spot but prefer warm shallow burrows when it's warm and deeper burrows during the colder months. Most animals, including skunks, also love living near humans.
Most species of skunks like the porch skunk loves living in burrows they dig with their sharp claws. Yard skunks on the other hand do not mind residing in any empty barrow they come across. You can also find skunks nesting in dry wood piles, inside concrete slabs, porches, hollow trees, under rock piles, or even inside dry culverts.
A: Skunk odor is terrible and can prompt you to dispose of your clothes, but don't do that. you can remove the pungent smell from your clothes by washing them using a mixture of hot water, laundry detergent, and baking soda. Dishwashing soap or carbolic soap can also work but most washing detergents are scented thus making them more effective.
After washing, air dry them in the sun and your clothes will be fresh as ever. Another alternative is giving your clothes a tomato juice bath.
A: Skunks need no introduction. These black and white mammals are a common nuisance animal in Ontario Canada, who plunder through properties looking for food, water, and shelter. Since these are usually large as medium-sized dogs, dealing with them offers some difficult challenges. It also includes the fact that they can spray foul-smelling odor when they feel threatened and transmit diseases through bites and scratches.
Apart from the foul odor, skunks also love digging holes around your house.
A: Skunks can be dangerous when they feel cornered or are startled. They release sulfurous chemicals from their anal glands as their defensive weapon. When this is sprayed on you or your pets, the scent can be difficult to remove and may cause skin irritation or temporary blindness.
If someone is scratched or bitten by a rabid skunk, it should be treated as an emergency. Without urgent medical care, the chances of survival are quite small. This is because skunks and other rodents are primary carriers of rabies.
For those living in skunk-infested locations, ensure that your pests, especially guard dogs are administered with rabies vaccine to protect them from succumbing to rabies.
A: Skunks are most active from February till early March, as it is the prime mating period. Typically, the litter is born between March and late May, and during the early fall, they start to venture out with their parents in search of food. During late fall, they can sense the temperature change and start looking for places to hibernate during the winter.
A: Very often, you will have smelled skunks in your home or yard. But, many times, the smell is not immediately apparent. You should look for burrows and damage around your home, yard, garage, and near garbage storage areas.
A: Although skunks can be attracted to pet food, having a dog can help keep animals out of your yard. Dogs are very sensitive animals and can smell skunks and other animals from afar. When dogs bark, the skunks won't come near.
It is also important to seal all potential entry points used to enter your home. Our team will seal all the crawl spaces and install one-way doors that cannot easily push in.
A one-way door system is a great wildlife control hack for all rodents, skunks, squirrels, and so on.
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As a licensed and insured pest control and wildlife removal company, you can trust us to handle any pest or wildlife-related issue safely and effectively. Our insurance policy covers any damages that may occur during the removal process.
Equipped to handle any pest problem or wildlife removal. Our team of expert exterminators and wildlife removal specialists is equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment available. Whether you have a rodent infestation or a raccoon problem, we can handle it. We use humane and effective methods to ensure that pests and wildlife are removed without harm.
Emergency pest control and wildlife removal services We understand that pest and wildlife problems can happen at any time, which is why we offer 24/7 services. Whether you need emergency pest control in the middle of the night or wildlife removal on a weekend, we're always available to help.
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