Skunk Smell Under the Deck what to do

Skunk Smell Under the Deck: What to Do

Did you know that a skunk’s spray is powerful enough to ward off bears? This chemical is so toxic that most predators steer clear of skunks. A single spray can be detected over 2km away. If you suspect that a skunk is living under your deck, you should have it removed as soon as possible. The odours will linger and you risk getting sprayed. Skunks can also cause a lot of damage to your yard. For safe and reliable skunk removal, call Skunk Control.

Skunks are common throughout the GTA. These are little omnivores that feed on grubs, insects, berries, and whatever else they can find in our gardens. With the help of their big front claws, skunks dig into the ground to find food and shelter. They often dig under sheds, decks, and other outdoor structures to build dens. Females especially like to invade these spaces in the springtime. If you can smell skunk under your deck, there may be one living there. They do not spray often, but the odour may linger with the animal and make your deck smell bad.

Get Rid of the Skunk

When dealing with the smell of skunk, the first thing you will want to do is remove the animal from its den. First, ensure that there are no baby skunks involved. Females usually have their kits between April and June. Then, install a one-way door to the entrance of the den. This consists of a mesh or plastic flap that swings outward, letting the animals out safely. Seal the rest of the deck with wire mesh to ensure that the skunk does not get back in. If this is too much, a professional can do it for you.

Get Rid of the Smell

Once the animal is gone, you can get rid of the smell by cleaning the space under your deck. Remove all the debris you can, then use a non-toxic deodorizer or homemade solution. You can purchase skunk deodorizers at hardware stores. Otherwise, mix a liter of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a quarter cup of baking soda and a teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Dip a brush into the mixture and scrub the top of your deck. Then, spray the interior and scrub wherever you can reach. Hose the space down when you are finished. Repeat this process again if the smell lingers.

Hire a Professional Skunk Remover

Skunk spray is incredibly powerful and long-lasting. Evicting these animals is also much easier said than done. Hiring a professional is a sure-fire way to get rid of the skunk on your property and the odours it left behind. Professional wildlife removers are trained and experienced in skunk removal, and they have the tools to get rid of them efficiently. At Skunk Control, we offer disinfection and deodorization in addition to removal and exclusion. We can remove those smells effectively. Call Skunk Control for skunk removal services that you can count on.