How to Get Rid of Skunks Under Deck

How to Get Rid of Skunks Under Deck

Skunks are cute little animals, but you don’t want them under your deck. Having them on your property increases your chances of getting sprayed and dealing with the smell. Skunks have also been known to dig up flower beds as they look for grubs. If there is a skunk under your deck, don’t worry. There are lots of things you can do to encourage a skunk to leave. Alternatively, you can have it removed with the help of a wildlife technician. Contact us for humane skunk removal in Hamilton and the surrounding area. Our services are safe, affordable, and reliable.

If you suspect that there are multiple skunks under your deck, you’re probably dealing with a mother and her kits. Mothers usually have their kits sometime between May and June. At 8 weeks, the kits are big enough to venture out of the den with their mothers. By fall, they are on their own and the family leaves the den. Therefore, you can simply wait for them to leave. To prevent this from happening again, dig a trench around your deck and screw a mesh into its sides. Make sure that the mesh reaches a foot into the ground.

Skunks are skittish creatures. If you can’t wait for them to leave, try practising some humane harassment. Turn on some talk radio and leave it playing on top of the deck during the day. The voices will disturb the animals’ sleep and make them feel unsafe. Since they are nocturnal, you can also point a flashlight toward their den. Another method is to surround the deck with dirty cat litter or rags that have been soaked in apple cider vinegar. The smell will mimic predator urine, which will encourage the skunks to find another place to live.

How Technicians Get Rid of Skunks

Hiring a technician is the fastest and most reliable way to get rid of skunks. This is because they use a one-way door. The one-way door is like a pet door that only swings outward. Technicians install it directly onto the entrance of the skunk’s den. Then, when the skunk wants to go out and feed, it pushes its way through the door and can’t get back inside. Once the skunk is gone, the technician removes the door and replaces it with a skunk-proof mesh. If it is skunk mating season, technicians make sure the removal takes place once the babies are mobile enough to exit safely.

Call us today if you are worried about skunks. We offer wildlife inspections and removal services that are 100% humane. Whether you need skunks removed or you are interested in having your property protected, we can help. We provide guaranteed exclusion services in which we cover every potential entry point. This includes the exclusion of decks, sheds, crawl spaces, patios, gardens, and more. We are so sure of our exclusion services that everything comes with a 2-year warranty. Reach out to us today if you have any questions.