Although the presence of a skunk can bring benefits to the natural habitat, it is still a parasite that can also bring serious problems. These are animals that try to hide in arcades, verandas, sheds and other dark and calm areas in order to grow their young and tend to bring destruction almost everywhere. If you have these problems in Oakville, Ontario, you may call our professional wildlife removal company in Oakville to be able to remove a wild skunk.
Here are the various ways to get rid of a wild skunk:
- Eliminate food: The first thing to do is to get rid of any source of food or anything that the skunk could mistake for food, such as junk or even pet food. So you have to collect all the fallen fruit or nuts; seal the garbage cans and prevent them from being overturned; seal the dens that can act as food storage; block entrances to any chicken coops, stables etc.
- Identify the skunk habits: you must know your enemy in order to beat him, then you must know his behavior and the damage it can cause. You must also know its paths and where it has its lair, as well as discover its favorite foods to trap it. Usually, the habits of the skunk are: living under a shed or a porch; dig in the lawn or under the house to look for insects to eat; stealing fruit and berries from the ground, junk food or raiding chicken coops etc.
- Right Removal Metod: Once you are aware of the skunk’s habits, you can choose the different removal strategies that best suit your case, also based on the damage the skunk has done and the number of skunks present. Multiple methods simultaneously are always better. One of the most common methods is the steel trap, a spring raccoon cage that attracts skunks with bait (marshmallows, peanut butter, very strong smelling food etc.). Then there are the repellents for skunks, spray or granules, which can be sprayed around or spread as a barrier. Lastly, there are electronic repellents, created to scare animals with very loud sounds, lights or noises that suddenly start.
You must always remember, however, that through the DIY methods it is not said that you will be able to achieve an optimal result. Or rather, a lasting result. Especially if the wild skunk that runs in the garden or has made its lair on your porch is a mother with puppies. For effective removal, it is best to entrust the work to a professional wildlife removal company. In this way you will be sure that not only the work is done, but that they can also explain how to keep the skunks away from your home and garden.