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Getting rid of skunks in Toronto

Guaranteed Skunk Control and Removal from Torornto homes and properties

Unlike other Toronto Area animal control companies, as a licensed furbearer trapping company Hawkeye can employ raccoon control methods IN ADDITION TO relocation of captured animals in the Greater Toronto Area. This is why we guarantee the permanent removal of squirrels and other wildlife. Call 416.429.5393 if you're having trouble with urban squirrels - Hawkeye's technicians are standing by at our Toronto offices.

Skunks are a common sight in Toronto; everyone knows their stout body with short legs, a bushy tail, and the iconic white stripe that runs the length of their body. Skunks are one of the most recognizable members of the Mustelidae (weasel) family. They weigh about 4 to 10 pounds and live an average of 7 years. They also have long curved claws for digging. Skunks are omnivores and will eat almost anything, from insects to various plants to young birds and rabbits - and may waffle through your trash, too. The most infamous part of the skunk is the two scent glands that each carry a small amount of musk, a yellow, oily, and malodorous liquid, which they can spray up to 5 meters. Skunks are nocturnal and can often be seen wandering around urban areas at night. The presence of skunks on your property can be aggravating, but Hawkeye will help you to solve your problem once and for all. 

Common Skunk Complaints in Toronto

The most common reason skunks are a problem is because of their unmistakable aroma. Skunks spray not only when they are startled but also to mark their territory. Their thick, oily musk is hard to clean off both structures and pets. The odour tends to linger for days, even when it is outside. If sprayed from too close, it is also irritating and causes burning in the eyes. Finally, skunks carry diseases and parasites. They are one of the major carriers of rabies and also transmit canine parvovirus and leptospirosis, all of which are harmful to humans and pets.

Skunks under Toronto Sheds and Decks

We most commonly see skunks burrowing underneath sheds and elevated wooden structures. Because most sheds and decks don't have perfectly sealed floors, all the skunk has to do is dig underneath the structure's wall, and they are granted access to the protected and enclosed space. Though not as destructive as some other common shed inhabitants, skunks can certainly do a lot of damage.

Skunks under Concrete Pads

We also find skunks burrowing under concrete pads, such as concrete porches, slab driveways, and bases for small structures like firewood sheds. Skunks choose these places because of their seclusion: the concrete top and the fact that few other animals are as adept at digging, give them a protected space to raise their kits. This can be detrimental to the property. If the concrete pad is weight-bearing, a sizable hole dug underneath can cause structural damages that make it unsafe. 


When a skunk has been excluded from its den by way of a one-way door or trapped and released, the area around the den must be reinforced. Otherwise, the skunk will simply find its way back to the den or dig another hole into the same place. While skunks may seem to lumber about in a clumsy fashion, they are voracious at tearing into areas to find food or shelter.  Preventing skunks from getting back under your deck, shed or other areas in your yard will require serious reinforcement. Hawkeye will achieve this by installing an underground fence that prevents the skunks from digging underneath the structure. The bottom half of a 2-foot tall length of galvanized steel wire fence is buried vertically around the structure's perimeter. The top foot is folded outwards, on top of and horizontal to the ground, in an "L" shape. This will prevent skunks from digging underneath the excluded structure.


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About Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control

raccoon control mississaugaHawkeye has been providing Skunk Removal Services for the City of Toronto for well over 30 years.

Founder Dan Frankian holds a Canadian commercial falconry license, a Master Falconry Permit in the State of Florida, an Ontario Fur Managers license for commercial fur and trapping nuisance wildlife as well as numerous firearms licenses, Advanced Wildlife Control Operator, Exterminator License, is Bats Standard Certified, and a Certified Urban Marksman. Dan is the ONLY CWCP (Certified Wildlife Control Professional) IN CANADA plus holding CWCP certification in the US. He is also a graduate of the Embry-Riddle Wildlife Hazard airport course. Mr. Frankian is a sought after expert on wildlife control matters and frequently speaks to the media and at conferences.

Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control is your one-stop solution for Squirrel Control and Squirrel Removal in Toronto; from capture to removal and necessary structural repairs . Call us today! 416.429.5393



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