Emergency Pest Control: Humane Skunk Removal Toronto
Skunks are one of the most common wild animals in the North American continent and are considered a bothersome nuisance everywhere from New York to Toronto. Infamous for its foul odor, skunks are one of the most common wildlife control complaints in Toronto. The striped skunk is the most common species in Toronto, but there are a bunch of other species as well.
Here at Emergency Pest Control, we also specialize in wildlife control which includes skunk removal services as well. We get our fair share of skunk removal calls every day, so if you've got a skunk problem we're here to help you out.
Skunks: Cute but Stinky Wild Animals
Belonging to the genus Mephitidae, there are over 12 species of skunks all across Canada and America coming in various colors, shapes, and sizes. The skunk smell they're infamous for is released by a special gland when they feel under threat. The smell is so strong that it's bad enough to drive away other animals as well. Mother Nature definitely gave them one heck of a defense mechanism!
Surprisingly enough, they make great pets when their anal scent glands are removed as they're quite intelligent animals, much like raccoons and beavers. Skunks carry baby skunks on their back, and seeing a mother skunk carrying an entire litter can be a scene to behold. But's also a scene that will make you rush to call a skunk removal service.
Why Removing Skunks is Necessary
Skunks aren't necessarily pesky animals, but the insane stench they release is something you definitely don't want to live with. Skunk spray barely works against a single skunk, so imagine how bad things can get if you have a skunk nest in your home or business. Besides, skunks can also carry the rabies virus, and the last thing you need is to be bitten by a rabid skunk and get injected with a rabies vaccine.
They also cause structural damage when nesting in residential and commercial properties, causing significant property damage.
How to Know You Need Skunk Removal Services
Skunks are nocturnal animals, so spotting a skunk infestation from seeing them around your house is not possible as it is with squirrels, raccoons, and some other small animals. Moreover, they tend to make their nest under house, crawl spaces or garage foundations. However, if you notice the following signs in or around your home, you have a sos wildlife control situation on your hand:
- Skunk Tracks: Skunks have unique paw prints that you can easily look up on the internet. If you see them around or in the house there might be a nest around.
- Skunk Droppings: Skunk droppings tend to look like a baby's poop except with lots of insects in them.
- Skunk Smell: Skunks have a distinct smell that is separate from their foul odor. This one's a difficult indicator if you're not familiar with the smell of a skunk at all.
- Cone-shaped entry holes: Skunks create cone-shaped entry holes wherever they nest. If you see any in or outside your home or business, you have skunks living nearby.
- Messy pantry or kitchen: Skunks know the smell of food and often make a mess of your pantry and kitchen in an effort to find them.
Emergency Pest Control: Best Skunk Removal Experts in Town
From baby skunk removal to skunk nests, our wildlife control experts humanely remove these smelly but cute animals and relocate them into the wild far from your home. We are really good at what we do, having been providing wildlife control services in the Greater Toronto Area for over a decade.
So if you've got a skunk problem at hand, Emergency Pest Control is just a call away to provide you with fast and discreet pest and wildlife control services. We are one call away from you. Call us on our emergency pest control contact phone number (647) 930-1407.