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Wildlife: How to deal with Skunks, Raccoons or Squirrels!

September 12, 2013

Often we get phone calls from people wondering whether or not we can trap and relocate problem animals from their property, the short answer is: we don’t. To simply trap an animal and move it to a new spot is not nearly as effective as it sounds. There are many reasons for this, which we will explore.

 

Firstly, this method of practice is viewed as inhumane, causing severe stress to the animal. It also results in separating a mother from its young, causing the baby animals to starve. Often, animals get hurt in this process, typically becoming stuck in the trap.

 

Secondly, as a wildlife company in British Columbia, we do not have a permit to trap and relocate, in fact no one can obtain this permit in the lower mainland. Also, wildlife like skunks, squirrels and raccoons leave a scent, which even if you remove the pests, will lure new pests onto your property.

 

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How to Get Rid of a Skunk

August 12, 2011

Skunks are usually harmless creatures who know to steer clear of humans; unfortunately, pets and other wildlife will sometimes attack or provoke a skunk with unpleasant results.  Skunks can spray up to 15 feet and their odour can last for days.  If you want to avoid problems with skunks, some of the best methods for how to get rid of a skunk involve prevention.  However, if you already have a skunk living somewhere in your yard, getting rid of it can be tricky.  Before we discuss how to get rid of a skunk, it is important to note that skunks carry rabies and you should never approach a skunk.

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