Skunks can wreck havoc on your property whether it is digging holes in your yard or destroying your deck or shed at the entry point. The biggest problem for homeowners however is the skunk odor. Small children and pets are most vulnerable to getting sprayed although adults are equally at risk. Trapping is one of the most commonly used methods for skunk removal and a few tips may be helpful should you choose to do the skunk removal yourself. Read More
Skunk spray is one of the most potent and awful smells imaginable and is even worse when coming from inside your house. Skunk smell often has the same effects as pepper spray causing your nasal passages to constrict and making it difficult to breathe.
The smell comes from methyl mercaptan which the skunk carries in glands near its anus. The animal carries roughly a tablespoon of this oily liquid in its glands; enough to spray up to six times. Signs that a skunk is about to spray include the animal starts hissing, growling, stamps its feet, raises its tail and turns its back. Read More
Unlike most animals which use camouflage, skunks have bold black and white colors. This however doesn’t make them an easy target. Most predators know the dangers of getting sprayed by a skunk including temporary blindness and overwhelming scent. These animals can spray up to 15 feet although their accurate range is about 7 feet.
Dogs are curious animals by nature. They often go off in exploration and come back smelling obnoxious. However, a particularly offensive smell that your dog may encounter is that of skunk spray. The word skunk is enough to make any dog owner feel a sense of trepidation.
The smell of skunk spray seems near impossible to remove and is so repugnant that it may send you running in the other direction. Fortunately, there are ways to remove the smell of skunk from your dog, but don’t forget to call skunk removal Toronto. Read More
Skunks are some of the nicest looking rodents but their visual appeal doesn’t make them any less troublesome. One of the biggest headaches for homeowners with skunks nesting under the deck is the unbearable smell. Things get even worse if you or a pet are sprayed by the skunk. These rodents also have a destructive disposition, digging holes in the yard, destroying vegetable gardens and damaging electrical work or plumbing. It is time to remove the skunks. Read More
This customer had been dealing with skunks for quite some time. The animals were living under the deck. We were hired to exclude the deck and have the skunks move on. While we managed to keep the animals out the smell persisted for a few days. We deployed game trail cameras and were surprised to discover that we weren’t dealing with one skunk which is usually the case, but with multiple skunks under the deck. Read More