Anaheim Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Wetlands and Wildlife: (714) 374-5587

Free Orange County Animal Services: 714-935-6848

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Anaheim: 714-908-4604


If you need skunk control in Anaheim, 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 Orange 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 Anaheim 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 Anaheim at 714-908-4604. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit pestanimalorangecounty.com.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Anaheim 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 California 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?

Anaheim Skunk Control Information: Baby skunk removal

Skunks are opportunistic feeders that can live anywhere. They are always ready to move into any suitable shelters that offer plentiful food and water. If you hear a distinctive high pitched squeaking hissing, or scratching sound coming from under your house, porch, or shed skunks might have decided it is a secure location to raise their young, close to ample food and water. If you think, you have a skunk under your porch look for large distinctive claw marks and digging. You may also notice a putrid smell. Visual confirmation is always the best way to be sure what your visitor is. Skunks are crepuscular by nature (meaning they move around primarily at dawn and dusk). Watch for it leaving its home at dusk or dawn to go out and forage for food. A definite lack of any actual nest can be a sign that it is a skunk. If they make" their own home, they will burrow.

They love to move in to areas abandoned by other animals that they find comfortable, and burrow out a home. You can set a live trap and see what you catch. If it is a skunk, you will find clearing them out is not so hard unless they have young. Skunks under your shed, porch, or home will annoy you with their noise, and the smell secreted as a natural defense as well as the odor from their body waste. If the mother skunk has a nest with babies under your porch or shed, it will be hard to relocate them without the help of a professional. Most suggestions for DIY skunk removal involve making their living space uncomfortable.

It is claimed that this can be done with lights, noise, commercial repellents, and home remedies like ammonia and mothballs. Removing easy sources of food and water, keeping bugs down to a minimum, and eliminating trash can make the skunk leave with little fuss. Once you are sure it is cleared, wrap your porch in hardware cloth, and use batten board or siding around your shed. Keep a close watch around your home for signs of digging, droppings, or a break in your fencing/ siding that could indicate that the skunk has returned. If your efforts to move the skunks fail, we suggest calling an animal removal specialist

Remember, for free services you can try (714) 374-5587 or 714-935-6848, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the pestanimalorangecounty.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!