Skunk problem is something that can be managed if action is taken on time. Generally, skunks keep themselves but if they are disturbed by human or any other animal, like a pet dog, the skunk has a weapon that it uses, which is its sprayer. It is as unbearable and smelly as you can imagine. Thus, immediate skunk removal is important if detected.
The main question that arises in people’s minds is why are there more skunks becoming visible in recent years? The answer to that question is just as simple. With their natural habitat being lost due to construction and expansion in Leduc, they have no other place to go. Thus they end up in residential areas.
What do Skunks look like?
Skunks found in Canada usually have apparent black and white markings and claws that are long and are used for digging. They can be striped or spotted. Skunks that are striped exhibit two outward-bowing, thick stripes that run along their backs and join together near their tails, with white patches on the heads. Then there are spotted skunks that have more speckled and unconventional-looking stripes that usually accompany few actual spots. Striped skunks can weigh anywhere between 4 and 10 pounds and can measure around 25 inches lengthwise. Spotted skunks can weigh no more than 3 pounds and are smaller. They can grow between 15 and 20 inches long.
What do Skunks Eat?
It is important to understand what skunks eat and survive on in order to control their population from expanding. Skunks can live off and eat almost anything. Be it a dead animal, food scraps, trash, or whatever they can find in their surroundings, they eat it. That makes it a little tricky to get rid of them.
Where can Skunks usually be found?
We get many calls from customers telling us they have sighted skunks. Some of the most common places that skunks reside in include under a porch, deck, garage, shed, home basement, or even drainage system. In some cases, customers have also found skunk inside their home, although that is very rare.
What are the common signs for Skunk presence?
One of the most important and common indicator of skunk presence on your premises is to find small or tiny holes around your grass or even in your mulch beds. Sometimes, their stinky smell is an indicator that there is a skunk presence that needs to be controlled right away.
How to trap and remove skunks?
One of the most common question we are asked to address is how to trap a skunk and what is the best method for skunk removal? There is always that risk of being sprayed when trying to approach a skunk. Not to forget, trying to remove them can also lead to bites that can require immediate professional medical attention. Keeping all that in mind, do not try to remove skunk yourself. It is advisable to call Sunset Pest Control for professional skunk removal and skunk control services. We have the experience required to get the job done right and in the safest way possible. For all your skunk problems, call us anytime and we can schedule an inspection right away.