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Skunk Control in Calgary

Everyone has experienced the awful odour of skunk scent and these animals are surely unwanted near the home. Skunks’ dens can be under sheds, woodpiles, decks, porches and crawlspaces and are attracted to garbage and pet food. If you encounter a skunk, watch for defense behaviours such as stamping feet, raised tail, hissing, and short forward charges, signs that indicate the skunk might spray. Move away from the skunk slowly and quietly. If you know or suspect a skunk is denning under or around your home, you can add light and noise to make the area less attractive. You can also use mild repellents – including capsaicin, castor oil, or ammonia-soaked rags – to ward off skunks. And you can always call the professionals at Cal-Rid.

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Tips to Deter Skunks from Your Yard

We recommend keeping any garbage bins around your property tightly shut, especially your green carts, and if possible, bring your recycling out for collection the evening prior to pick-up, or the morning of pick-up to lessen the chance of a skunk rummaging through your bin looking for their next meal. We also advise sealing off any areas skunks may find appealing as shelter. This includes removing hollow logs and woodpiles from your property, and boarding up or filling in holes or space under a raised deck, shed or porch.

Skunks can not only cause extensive and costly damage to lawns and gardens, they also host parasites harmful to humans and domesticated pets including rabies, mites, ticks, tapeworms and more. Stay safe and keep your pets indoors at night.

Mating Season

The pungent smell of skunk is more common during late winter when its skunk mating season. Their young are then born from mid-spring to mid-summer and a litter can include 1 to 10 kits. It’s important to maintain your property year-round in an effort to keep skunks and their young kits away.

If you encounter a skunk, watch for defense behaviours such as stamping feet, raised tail, hissing, and short forward charges, signs that indicate the skunk might spray. Move away from the skunk slowly and quietly. If you know or suspect a skunk is denning under or around your home, you can add light and noise to make the area less attractive. You can also use mild repellents – including capsaicin, castor oil, or ammonia-soaked rags – to ward off skunks. And you can always call the professionals at Cal-Rid.

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