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What To Do If You Encounter A Skunk In Your Yard

Skunk In Yard

Skunks are fascinating creatures that are often found in residential areas. They are omnivores, and their diet consists of insects, small animals, fruits, and vegetables. While they may seem cute from afar, they can be quite a nuisance if they end up in your yard. Skunks are known for the pungent odor that they emit…

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Skunk Removal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Young striped skunk Outside House

What is a skunk? Skunks are mammals known for their black-and-white fur pattern and ability to spray a powerful odor from their anal glands. Skunks are omnivores and eat insects, small animals (including rodents), berries, roots, and seeds. Skunks have thick fur, which provides good insulation against low temperatures during winter; however, when it gets…

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Animal control tips for the winter

When the weather starts to get colder, some birds will go south for the winter, and other animals will hibernate. Yet, other animals linger despite the falling temperatures. These are the ones that can cause property damage as they search for ways and spaces to keep warm. If your home has become an unsuspecting host…

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Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter

Getting Rid of Unwanted House Guests This Winter- SWAT Wildlife

Most Canadians like to stay indoors over the winter months, where it is warm and cozy. Animals and pests want to do the same. As the weather gets colder, you may find signs that you have some unwelcome guests living in your home. Mice, raccoons, rats and more look for warm spaces to hide from…

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How to Find and Get Rid of Dead Animals in Your House

According to media reports, the number of rats in the City of Toronto has been increasing for several years. This means there is a good chance these rodents could find their way into your home. These pesky critters live between one and two years. Then they die. And sometimes, that happens inside your house. You…

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How to Remove Skunk Smell from Your Home

how to remove skunk smell

Skunks are famously stinky creatures – at least, they are when they feel threatened and decide to try and teach whoever or whatever is “threatening” them a lesson. Skunks spray a foul-smelling liquid when they feel threatened. That might seem understandable as a general defense mechanism, but it’s not likely to make you feel any…

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