Problems with Rodents

Should you be experiencing issues with an increased number of skunks in your yard and/or neighbourhood, the Ministry of Natural Resources suggests that you contact them at 905-562-1177 to obtain the contact information for a licenced trapper that will dispatch the animal; the cost of this service is the responsibility of the homeowner.

Methods to deter the skunks from entering your property include:

  • putting garbage and recycling out ONLY the morning of collection, not the night before
  • mothballs scattered in the yard
  • if skunks are in a building, playing music will drive them out
  • rags soaked in ammonia placed in strategic locations (e.g. - under porch, along gaps in fencing, etc.)

If you are having issues with rats, additional information can be found at the Ministry website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/preventing-and-managing-conflicts-small-animals