Humane Removal of Skunks in Durham & Greater Toronto area

We take care of skunk removal humanely, professionally, and efficiently. We have the proper equipment to do so and we know how to avoid being sprayed by skunks. Improper skunk removal can put you at risk of encountering and being sprayed by an aggressive skunk. If you have a skunk problem, please do not hesitate to call us professionals and we will ensure that humane methods and processes are used in their removal.

The Stinking Nature of Skunks

Most skunks are about the size of a house cat. They are black with white markings making it easy to identify them. Skunks are known for their odorous spray, which is used to defend themselves when they feel threatened. A threatened skunk will lift its long, fluffy tail and release an oily spray that smells foul. This spray isn't harmful, but the odour is difficult to get rid of and may take several days for the smell to diminish. Skunks love to make their home under structures such as decks, sheds, additions to homes, and concrete slabs.

We use several methods to exude them from their temporary home and prevent them from coming back. However, the most common method we use is to install a heavy gauge screening into the ground. We install it in a manner that stops the skunk from digging under it. We will install a one-way door to allow the skunk to exit, but not re-enter.

Skunks Should be Relocated by Experts

Don’t take the threat that skunks pose lightly, and use caution when you are in close proximity to these woodland pests. It is never a good idea to try to handle a skunk issue on your own. The best and safest way to eliminate skunks from your home or property is to contact a licensed professional like Zolo Pest Control Inc.

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Skunks Can Disrupt Your Environment & Your Pets

There is nothing quite as repulsive as the spray of a skunk. It would be bad enough if these little critters sprayed and that was that, but that’s just not how it goes. Once a skunk sprays that horrible scent it lingers for days or even weeks before it finally dissipates, but even then you can catch a reminder whiff of that nightmarish scent if the item or area sprayed becomes damp from rain or other sources. It was almost as if that smell burned a permanent scar on your nostrils, and you could swear that you could still smell that darn skunk hours after you passed it.

And how about that time the skunk sprayed your poor dog right in the face; it took weeks for you to get the stink out of that poor little pooch. You felt terrible as you scrubbed on that little spray-yellowed face and watched in horror as your poor pup’s eyes watered and as he whined pitifully.

The threat of skunk spray is quite obvious and well-documented but did you know that this is not the only danger that skunks pose to you and your family and pets.

Most Skunks Have Rabies

Rabies is one of the biggest dangers when dealing with skunks. In fact, according to the latest wildlife research, there were over 1,500 reported cases involving skunks in 2014 which represented 26.3 percent of wildlife rabies cases in North America. One sure sign that a skunk has rabies is if it wanders around erratically during daylight hours. Other signs of rabies in skunks include fearless behavior around humans or pets and very aggressive behaviors.

Most Skunks Have Rabies

Skunk poop is another danger. It is not commonly known that the excrement of a skunk can be loaded with dangerous and harmful bacteria that can transmit to people and pets, and those that are aware of this fact are sometimes under the mistaken thought that it only poses a danger when it is fresh. The truth is that skunk waste can harbor harmful parasites that are infectious for days or weeks after the animal has deposited it.

Skunks Harbor Parasites

Skunks are also known to harbor parasites, both internally and externally. Tapeworm, roundworm, lungworm, flukes, as well as fleas, ticks, and lice and all the dangers they pose, are commonly found residing in and on skunks. These parasites can carry their own set of pathogens that can cause illnesses in people and pets.

Skunks Harbor Parasites

Also, skunks pose a danger by disposing of their dead carcasses. As their lifeless bodies decompose the harmful bacteria that these bodies harbor multiply and can cause infection when they come into contact with your skin or mucous membranes.

Why Hire ZOLO

Hiring a professional pest control company from the beginning will save you so much time and stress, rather than going through trial and error by doing it yourself. Leave the hard work to the professionals with the know-how to quickly eliminate your pest problem once and for all. Save yourself time, energy, and frustration by hiring our reputable pest control company. Our trained and licensed pest technicians will be able to solve your problem quickly and effectively because they are knowledgeable about pests and effective treatments. After all, it is what they do every day. Stop throwing away your time and hard-earned money only to have to call a professional anyway. Get professional help and get it done right the first time.

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