Skunk Removal Services in the Greater Toronto Area
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Skunks are omnivorous creatures, eating both meat and vegetables. In suburban areas they commonly dig in human garbage that is left out, looking for leftover scraps of food. When human food leftovers aren’t available, skunks will also eat berries, leaves and nuts. They have powerful claws and will dig for grubs and earthworms buried in the ground, damaging lawns and gardens.
Skunks will build dens in protected areas near food sources – under sheds, porches and patios. They reproduce in the spring, with kits generally born during the month of May.
Skunks are best known for their odorous spray. If they feel endangered the spray people or pets, making them an especially undesirable pest.
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Check out these skunk facts & FAQ’s.
Skunks are quite common around the Greater Toronto Area. They scavenge through garbage looking for leftover scraps of human food, or dig in the our yards or gardens looking for grubs and earthworms. They build dens in and around sheds, porches and patios, and especially near plentiful food sources.
Here are some more interesting skunk facts and FAQ’s to help you understand these pests and protect your home and family from their stinky ways!
Like humans, skunks eat both meat and plants. In the wild they eat almost anything as long as it is small: grubs and larvae, earthworms, small rodents and lizards, berries, nuts, leaves and grass. In populated areas, though, skunks prefer human food leftovers. If you hear some rustling around in your garbage at night, there’s a good chance it’s a skunk searching for it’s dinner.
Skunks – along with their cousins the badger – belong to the “Mephitidae” family. There are twelve different species of mephitids found across the world, but the type that you’re probably more familiar with is the mephitis mephitis. This striped skunk, as it is commonly known, has black fur with a white stripe or two down it’s back.
Skunks mate in early the early spring – typically March or April, depending on the weather. A skunk’s gestation period is about 66 days, so babies are generally born during the month of May. A female skunk can have four to seven kits in her litter. When kits are born they are deaf and blind – their eyes usually open when they are about three weeks old.
Like many other types of animals, skunks are looking for a safe place and a plentiful supply of food when choosing where to build their den. Always keep your garbage out of reach, either in your garage or in a sealed container. Skunks have strong claws and can rip open lightweight plastic containers. Skunks also like to build their dens where it is dark so keep the sides and rear of your home well lit to discourage skunks from building a den.
Apart from the terrible smell, a skunk’s spray isn’t dangerous to either humans or pets. A skunk will spray if it feels endangered, but before it sprays it will turn it’s back to it’s attacker, hiss and stamp it’s feet. If you see a skunk doing any of this behaviour, it’s time to leave! A skunk’s spray can last for days or even weeks and is difficult to wash out.
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