Skunks

Skunk Removal Services in Toronto

Skunks

 

Skunks are one of the most easily identifiable little critters that we cross paths with, and they usually send us running in the opposite direction!

Skunks can be attracted to a yard or a house by certain items that might be in the yard or near the house. Bird seed and sunflower seeds are two main attractors of skunks. Pet food, garbage, grills and lumber can also attract skunks, as can openings under houses, decks or sheds.

skunks do not always spray when they feel threatened. They typically show warning signs first, like raising their tail, stomping their feet, and hissing or charging if their striped appearance isn’t warning enough. They only spray if these initial warnings are ineffective.

Skunks can spray up to six times in a row before they ruin out of their smelly liquid. So, if you encounter a skunk and it sprays once, you can expect it to happen again if you do not leave the small mammal alone. Skunks use spray as a last resort when cornered or frightened. If you suspect a skunk, leave it alone and call pest management.

Nobody wants to get hit with their spray, luckily we can help! Our technicians are trained to safely and humanely manage skunk activity around your home or business.

PROFESSIONAL SKUNK REMOVAL IN TORONTO AND THE GREATER TORONTO AREA

Skunks can be a real nuisance when they decide to make their home near yours. If you’ve noticed an increase in skunk activity and want to get rid of them, you’ll likely need professional help. Learn more about how to identify, prevent, and remove skunks from your property in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with this comprehensive guide!

Professional Skunk Removal in Toronto

As anyone who has ever dealt with skunks knows, they are incredibly smelly creatures. The reason for this is that they release a foul-smelling liquid when they feel threatened. This liquid is made up of chemicals called thiols, which are very potent and can cause great discomfort if you come into contact with them.

This is why it’s important to contact TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control if you have one on your property. Not only will we be able to get rid of the skunk safely, and humanely, but we will also be able to properly clean up the area so that the smell does not linger as long.

The Types of Skunks in the Greater Toronto Area

There are two main types of skunks that live in the Greater Toronto Area: striped skunks, and spotted skunks.

Striped skunks are the most common type of skunk in the GTA. They are black with a white stripe running down their backs, and they grow to be about the size of a large cat. Striped skunks are considered to be a nuisance animal, because they will spray people and pets if they feel threatened.

Spotted skunks are the smallest type of skunk in the GTA, and they can grow to be the size of a small cat. These animals are black with large white spots all over their bodies, and they have long tails that end in a tuft of white fur. Spotted skunks are relatively rare in urban areas, but they can be found in rural areas of the GTA. These animals are considered to be nuisances because they will spray people and pets if they feel threatened.

What to Expect from Professional Skunk Removal Services

When you contact TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control, we will send a technician to your home to assess the situation. The technician will ask questions about what you’ve seen and will look for evidence of skunks on your property.

Whenever possible, our technicians will install exclusion material around their den and install a one-way door system so the skunks can leave, without being able to re-enter. If required, we will set up a live trap to catch the skunk. Once the skunk is caught, the technician will return to collect the animal. Both methods are humane and prevent the skunks from being injured through the process.

Tips for Avoiding Potential Problems with Skunks

If you have skunks on your property, it’s important to take action to remove them as soon as possible. Skunks can cause a number of problems, including:

  • Destroying gardens and lawns in their search for food
  • Spreading disease through their urine and feces
  • Spraying pets or even people if they feel threatened

Here are some tips for avoiding potential problems with skunks:

  • Keep your garbage cans tightly sealed and don’t leave any food out that might attract them.
  • If you have pet food, keep it indoors or in a garage where skunks can’t get to it.
  • Remove any sources of water that might be attracting skunks, such as ponds or bird baths.
  • Seal up any holes or cracks around your homes foundation to prevent skunks from getting inside.

If you see skunks on your property, contact TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control to have it
removed safely and humanely.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Professionally Removing Skunks

The cost of professional skunk removal services can vary depending on a number of factors. These include the size of the problem area, the number of skunks to be removed, and the level of difficulty involved in removing them. In addition, the cost may also be affected by the requirements to seal the den to prevent wildlife from using it again in the future.

FAQs about Professional Skunk Removal

Q. How do I know if I need professional skunk removal?
A. If you have a skunk living under your deck, shed, or porch, or if you see skunks regularly roaming your property, you may need professional skunk removal.

Q. What are the risks of not removing a skunk?
A. Skunks can carry and spread a number of diseases, including rabies. They can also damage your yard as they dig for grubs and other food.

Q. How much does professional skunk removal cost?
A. The cost of professional skunk removal varies depending on the size and location of your property, as well as the number of skunks present. You can call us today and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

Q. What is the best way to remove a skunk?
A. There are a number of methods for removing skunks, but the most effective method is to install exclusion material and a one-way door. This allows them to leave on there own, as a family and find a new location to live.

Whether you are looking to solve an immediate problem or if you would like to ensure this kind of occurrence never has a chance to happen, contacting TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control is a great first step to help keep your home and yard safe and clean.

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