Skunks are some of the cutest little black and white furred creatures that walk the planet. They have big brown eyes and well, a charming pointy black nose. But there comes the same thing you get with anything of beauty, grace and overall cuteness–and that’s a dark side. For some, the dark side of something is easy to ignore–but–not when it’s the business end of a skunk. Here, we’ll tell you the basics of what to know before you face off in a pungent game of draw with this animal
Top Skunk Secret Number One: Watch those stripes. They say that everything in nature has sign-posts. This one surely does. If you look at the stripes on a skunk and follow them from the top of the head to his or her little bottom; you’ll head to head or shall we say, head to butt of the sprayer. Best not to lead with your face.
Top Skunk Secret Number Two: They spray not without warning. If you see a skunk doing a funny dance and a handstand–run like the wind. It’s only a matter of time before you get it!
Top Skunk Tip Number Three: They are nocturnal animals and this is why they spray. They travel largely alone and night time predators could ambush.
Top Skunk Tip Number Four: You can detect the sulfur smell for up to a mile. You can get hit at 10 feet so the farther from the skunk the better. Don’t get hit in the face or they can temporarily blind you.
Top Skunk Tip Number Five: Things aren’t only black and white. Especially when it comes to the coloring of a skunk. Your smelly perpetrator could be a stink badger which is a skunk variety. They have bread themselves wisely and have quite a few species.
Top Skunk Tip Number Six: It’s not just a smell, it’s an entity. You can only banish it by reversing the chemical compound. You can use anywhere but mucous membranes like eyes and nether regions. This is 2 parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide.
Top Skunk Tip Number Seven: They make great pets. Trainable, smart as a dog and have very individual personalities. They do have some regulations attached to them. You have to have the spray glands removed in order to enjoy your little fur ball.
Or, you can just avoid all this by calling a skunk and critter removal company like Liddle Rascals and have the stinky marauders removed. They come out anytime (within reason) and carefully and lovingly sniff out your issue.
If your dog got sprayed by a skunk in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area, contact Liddle Rascals Wildlife Control. We offer skunk removal services that are safe and humane for both the residents and the animals in question. Our services include a thorough home inspection and advice on repairs, remedies, and prevention.