Humane Skunk Removal

Humane Removal of Skunks

City & Country Pest Control specializes in the humane removal of skunks. Skunks are nocturnal animals that are well adapted to living within the urban areas. Residential areas provide a lot of things skunks need to survive. Plenty of food that the skunks can find in the lawns and gardens as well as shelter in the ravines, gardens and even under decks and porches. Skunks look cute and harmless, but if threatened they can spray people and pets with a liquid from their anal scent glands, known for it’s extremely pungent and offensive odour, from up to 10 feet away. Skunks can be extremely accurate with their sparay often targeting eyes, with the spray causing extreme eye iritation and even temporary blindness. The sparay is also extremely difficult to remove with residual smell lasting for weeks after cleaning. The Humane Society of the United States recommends using a mixture of diluted hydrogen peroxide (3%), baking soda, and dishwashing liquid to remove the skunk spray.

Skunks are omnivors, meaning they can eat plants as well as other animals. They are know for digging up lawns and destroying gardens to dig up plant roots, grubs, earthworms, insects and larva. They can also dig up burrows in gardens for shelter. They are known to get into garbage left ouside as well as into garages, or basements to get into dog and, or cat food.

Skunks may look cute and harmless, but they can spread bacteria and deadly deseases, including rabies, that’s why you should prevent skunks from making home on your property.

City and Country Pest Control staff have the knowledge to recognize the signs of skunk problem and deal with it in a safe and humane way. We will inspect your property do determine whether in fact you do have skunk problem. We will determine points of entry. We will safely and humanely remove all skunks from your property by using specialized and properly baited traps.

Skunks spray obnoxious odors that can spread throughout houses and buildings, which is unpleasant to both humans and pets. Skunks are unable to climb however they are tenacious diggers which is why they seek shelter under structures, porches, decks and sheds. Skunks choose these areas because they are safe from predatory animals and is a safe place to raise a family. City and Control Pest Control will arrange an onsite assessment of your home or business, outlining the work necessary to solve the ongoing skunk activity. During the baby season, the first step is to humanely remove the mother skunk while trying to reduce the risk of having the skunk spray. Once we have successfully removed the mother skunk we then collect the baby skunks.

If we are not able to remove the family of skunks we then dig a trench around the entire porch, deck or shed we then install heavy galvanized mesh around the entire perimeter of structure anchor a one- way exit skunk door then back fill the trench. We will return within a few days to remove the exit door patch the remainder opening then back fill area. This will prevent skunks from digging back under in the near future.

The final step is to reunite and relocate the mother skunk with her babies into a more natural environment (i.e., ravines or forested areas). All repair work is backed by our two (2) year guarantee. Call City and Country Pest Control today, we can help!