Akron Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Anytime Wildlife Removal: (330) 773-6789

Free Summit County Animal Services: (330) 375-2320

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Akron: 330-615-1600

If you need skunk control in Akron, you have a few options. First, you can attempt to solve the skunk problem yourself by reading our do-it-yourself guide. If you need outside help, you can also call Summit County Animal Services to see if they have any free resources or help for you - however, they primarily deal with dog and cat concerns. You can also call a local Akron wildlife rehabber, as they are typically a great resource for advice that is in the best welfare of the animal. If as a last resort you must hire a professional company, we recommend Humane Wildlife Trappers of Akron at 330-615-1600. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit akronpestanimal.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Akron skunk problem - keep garbage secured, pet food indoors, and most of all when it comes to skunks, secure the perimeter of your shed, porch, deck, or house with a barrier - lattice or steel mesh is good, and it keeps Ohio skunks from going under the structure. If trapping and removal of the skunk is the only option you have, please do so with the help of a local agency or professional company who knows how to do it humanely and legally. Browse the resources of this site for more educational information.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Prevention: How to Keep Skunks Away
What to do with a skunk after I catch it?
Is it legal for me to trap a skunk?
How to remove skunk odor
Is a skunk active during the daytime rabid?
What does skunk feces look like?

Akron Skunk Control Information: Under the stairs

So, there is some kind of critter living under your porch. You've ruled out stray cats, dogs, raccoons, opossums, and other obnoxious animals so what else can it possibly be?

Have you ever considered that there might be a four legged, black and white ball of fur taking up residency under your porch? That's right, we're talking about a skunk. How can you tell if it's a skunk? Well, there are a couple of ways. It's always better to make sure you do your research, though.

What is the one thing skunks are most known for? The odor of a skunk can be carried for miles. It is no wonder why animals tend to stay far, far away from them. If you've been out working in the yard or in your flowerbeds and you get a faint whiff of skunk-but nothing strong, this could mean their den is nearby. Even when not spraying, skunks have a specific smell that follows them around. Who wouldn't with a defense like that?

Another way to identify the signs that a skunk might have moved in are holes in the yard or in and around your flowerbeds. Skunks are omnivores, but they love larva and grubs. They will dig around in the soft dirt in order to find these yummy treats.

Do you have outside dogs that will simply not stop barking? Skunks are primarily nocturnal, meaning they like to do their business during the night. By them doing this, they make dogs uneasy and curious. If you have a dog that is barking constantly, then you might want to investigate a little more.

When skunks are looking for a place to sleep or live-called a den-they want somewhere that is out of the way and dry. By burrowing under your porch or steps they are looking for a way to stay out of the elements. You can tell they might be occupying the space under your porch or stairs by watching at dusk, especially during the summer. Skunks will venture out from their dens to go in search of food and water.

You are more than likely to see them leaving during this time because they scavenge throughout the night and sometimes travel great distances. Take great care when looking under your porch. They

Remember, for free services you can try (330) 773-6789 or (330) 375-2320, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the akronpestanimal.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!