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Skunks

Your first sign of a skunk may be the smell left behind after your dog has had a run in with one! In Calgary, skunks are a major problem, particularly in the summer months. Skunks scavenge through garbage bins and root up lawns in search of worms and other grubs. Dry dog and cat food left outside is an easy meal for a skunk wandering the neighbourhood. Always use caution when approaching a skunk; being sprayed is a unique experience. Not sure what sort of wildlife is foraging on your property? Contact your pest control service technician at Peregrine for the right identification and removal solution.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Skunks are most active in the early evening when they emerge from their burrows in search of food. Typically, about one hour after sunset, skunks begin leaving their dens in search of food. They like to make dens under front steps, decks or sheds. Skunks are usually solitary. In the winter months, skunks will den together for warmth. In the spring, male and female skunks will den together. The female skunk will have one litter per year. Although they do not actually hibernate, skunks may go dormant for extended periods and tend to feed less in colder months. Garbage night is smorgasbord night where skunks will emerge from their dens looking for a feast.

How to Identify a Skunk

Most skunks are black and white, but they can also be brown or grey. Skunks can have one or two stripes or white spots and broken stripes across their back and tail. Skunks have excellent senses of smell and hearing, but their eyesight is extremely poor. They cannot see much beyond 10 feet, which is why they are often run over by passing vehicles. The lifespan of a skunk is approximately three years. Skunks produce their offensive scent in two anal glands which they fire off in defence as a last resort when their threatening dance of hissing, foot stamping and tail raising has not had the desired effect.

OUR SOLUTION

The primary way of solving a skunk problem is by live trapping and relocating the skunk to another area. Skunk one-way doors are another option; however, most clients would prefer the skunk to be removed from the neighbourhood. At Peregrine we have a number of different live traps. Not all live traps are the same. When needed, we use tools such as a pest cam to help us identify why a skunk refuses to be caught. Once the skunks have been caught and removed, the last step is sealing entrance points on the property preventing further infestation from skunks. At Peregrine, we use dig defence around front steps, decks, porches, sheds, and fence lines to prevent skunks from gaining access back to the property.

COMMON CONCERNS

How do I know if I have a skunk under my front step?

The easiest way to know if you have a skunk under a front step is to stuff the entrance with newspaper in the early evening. In the morning, if the newspaper has been moved, then you know an animal has passed through this area.

What can I use to remove skunk odour?

At Peregrine, from time to time, we all smell funny thanks to a skunk. Putting your clothing in the washing machine straight away will solve most odour issues immediately. To remove skunk odour in vehicles or objects, we love to use extra-strength Febreze. Apply twice, a few days apart, and you will remove 98% of skunk odour. It is readily available and easy to use. Always read the label for specific directions.

I think I have a skunk on my property. Where do I look?

During the day, do a visual inspection looking for football-sized holes under the front step, front porch, shed, and back deck. The smaller the void, the more likely the skunk will use this as a den for the long term. In the front yard, check under the front step of each neighbour’s property. Front yards are very easy for skunks to use to roam the neighbourhood because there are no fence lines for them to navigate around.


Professional Skunk Exterminator – Calgary – Skunk Treatment Service
403-475-6523
Peregrine Pest Control – Skunk Removal – Calgary & area 
All our bed bug treatment technicians are licensed applicators in the province of Alberta.
Peregrine Pest Control is Quality Pro Certified and Contractor Check Certified.
*Our Calgary skunk removal team has 30+ years of combined experience
Check out the Peregrine Pest Control team here


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2 skunks caught within 12 hours!

Nick did a great job preparing me for what to expect and to be patient with the results…but I didn’t have to be! Within 2 hours both skunks were in the traps and gone!

Rosanna T.Calgary
Fantastic response time, professional and helpful.

We were on holidays only to come home to a skunk who had been hibernating under our patio. I contacted Nick with Peregrine pest control and within hours (on a statutory holiday) he contacted us back. He gave us the pricing over the phone and made arrangements so we could be home to learn to set the traps. Within 8 hours we caught a HUGE skunk in the trap. He picked it up immediately and dispersed of it. Thank you!!

Lisa D.Calgary
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Excellent Service and Results

These guys were great! Took care of our skunk problem quickly and efficiently. All the staff was very friendly.
Recommend them to anyone!

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