Skunks are a difficult pest to deal with on your property. These animals are highly recognizable because of their distinctive white stripe on top of their black body. They have a natural defense mechanism to spray a highly malodorous liquid on people, pets, and property from their animal glands. The smell can last for days and lead to social embarrassment, missed school and work days, and generally, a lot of time spent on trying to remove the odor. Our company offers professional skunk removal Toronto services that households can depend on.
How To Remove Skunks From A Property’s Premise
The first step to removing to skunk is to identify that you have a skunk on your property. Skunks are nocturnal creatures and generally begin foraging for food after dark. They are omnivores and can eat both plant and animal-based materials.
A method recommended for general homeowners is to use natural deterrents such as peppermint oil. Spray it in located where the skunk frequents. The smell of the oil is irritating to the skunk and it mayrelocate itself instead. Additionally, clean up any left out food, including a pet’s food, and properly secure your garbage.
The most common method to capture a skunk is to use a live animal trap. These traps are also regularly used in capturing raccoons. They are commercially available and may be found in stores that also sell pest control products. Simply set up the trap according to the instructions that came along with the product. Place it in a location that you have personally seen the skunk in. Add a bait such as peanut butter inside the trap. Then wait to see if it’s successful. It may take several tries to capture the skunk. Additionally, it may capture the wrong animal such as a cat or a dog instead.
Should You Ever Try To Remove A Skunk On Your Own?
It is generally recommended to contact professional wildlife removal experts for removing skunks on your property. This is because they are trained and experienced in capturing skunks and relocating them. Additionally, they are knowledgeable about local bylaws regarding animal control. In some areas, standard pest control methods may be illegal. This includes poisoning an animal or shooting it using a gun. These methods are illegal in Toronto and can result in criminal charges and/or severe fines.
How To Get Rid Of A Skunk’s Odor
You can mix a mixture of one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide along with a quarter cup of baking soda and a teaspoon of dish detergent. Thoroughly wash the affected areas and rinse repeated. Another method is to use a solution of water and vinegar. The acid in the vinegar will break down the components of the skunk spray.
Professional Skunk Removal Services In Toronto
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