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  • Living With Beavers
  • Living With Canada Geese
  • Living With Cormorants
  • Living With Coyotes
  • Living With Deer
  • Living With Fishers
  • Living With Raccoons
  • Living With Skunks
  • Living With Squirrels
  • Living With Wild Turkeys
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Living With Bears
  • Living With Beavers
  • Living With Canada Geese
  • Living With Cormorants
  • Living With Coyotes
  • Living With Deer
  • Living With Fishers
  • Living With Raccoons
  • Living With Skunks
  • Living With Squirrels
  • Living With Wild Turkeys
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Living With Bears
  • Living With Beavers
  • Living With Canada Geese
  • Living With Cormorants
  • Living With Coyotes
  • Living With Deer
  • Living With Fishers
  • Living With Raccoons
  • Living With Skunks
  • Living With Squirrels
  • Living With Wild Turkeys
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Living With Bears
  • Living With Beavers
  • Living With Canada Geese
  • Living With Cormorants
  • Living With Coyotes
  • Living With Deer
  • Living With Fishers
  • Living With Raccoons
  • Living With Skunks
  • Living With Squirrels
  • Living With Wild Turkeys
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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    Living With Skunks

    Skunk on the window sill Because of their repulsive odour, skunks are rarely welcome on anyone's property. People would really prefer to avoid the nasty job of deodorizing their pets, cars, or basements.

    Skunks actually serve a very useful purpose. Most of their diet includes insect pests which are harmful to crops, lawns and gardens. They are not aggressive animals and will only spray when cornered or when they think their young are threatened. However, because skunks can be a vector for the spread of rabies, if there has been human contact with a skunk, such as a bite, you should contact the nearest office of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as well as your local public health unit.

    Skunks typically get into conflicts with humans because they like to burrow in underground dens so it's not unusual to find one under your porch or woodpile. If your garbage or compost is easily accessible, they will leave a mess when rummaging there for food. Skunks will also dig small holes in lawns looking for white grubs, the larval stage of the June Bug Beetle.

    If you or your pet has had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk, here is a recipe for a deodorizing solution. Mix the following ingredients together, wash thoroughly, and then rinse. Repeat if necessary.

    • 1litre (1 qt.) hydrogen peroxide
    • 50 ml (1/4 c.) baking soda
    • 5 ml (1 tsp.) dish detergent

    Living With Skunks is a fact sheet published by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that explains how to prevent conflicts with skunks and how to deal with conflicts when they arise.

    The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies website provides very thorough information about resolving skunk problems including how to lure them out from hiding and how to prevent re-entry. If all attempts at discouraging them from taking up residence on your property have failed, this website will guide you in choosing a professional to remove them.

    Ontario Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Network (OWREN) provides good tips for skunk-proofing your property and for evicting skunks in a humane manner.

    The Canadian Association for Humane Trapping has printed a flyer which describes how to make your property unattractive to skunks and what to do if you have a skunk problem. They provide excellent information on how to choose professionals to remove skunks from your property.

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    Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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