Ann Arbor Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - The Creature Conservancy: (734) 929-9324

Free Washtenaw County Animal Services: 734-662-5585

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Ann Arbor: 734-418-4035

If you need skunk control in Ann Arbor, 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 Washtenaw 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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor at 734-418-4035. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Ann Arbor 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 Michigan 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
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How to remove skunk odor
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Ann Arbor Skunk Control Information: How to keep skunks away from your property

Skunks are known as scavengers this means that animals will eat almost everything which they find nutritious. In case there are tress present in your garden that produce nuts, fruits, crabapples or berries then keep on collecting the fruits from yard and don't allow them to stay there for extended time period as this attracts skunks in a convincing fashion. Other forms of vegetation such as grass clipping piles should also be discarded as they can have seeds or other sources of food that skunks normally use. In addition to this, under your bird feeder use tray and clean the seeds that are dropped by bird activity.

Protecting wastes is something of very high value, but it is generally ignored and we get bad results in the end. Trash cans should always be sealed properly. Regular garbage cans are simply not enough for dealing with skunk problem. For defending your property it is best to bring garbage cans home that can be locked. You will find these easily at different stores for home improvement. Store the trash bins in sheds during night so that they should not attract skunks during night.

Skunks simply love to make their home in sheds, porches and decks. You must therefore close or obstruct all the possible entry points using plywood, rocks and fencing. Skunks can also use larger bushes as shelters and if you notice their activity taking place in bushes or areas of low vegetation that it will be a good idea to trim branches.

Skunks are nocturnal creatures and they normally prefer dim lights so installation of bright light sources in your property can also help in repelling these creatures. Light your yard during night this will make it unattractive and uncomfortable for skunks so they will run away. In this regard, it is best to use energy saving lighting because you will be saved from heavy energy bills in this way.

Motion activated sprinklers turn on when skunks get too close to them. These are safer and effective techniques. It is best that you must install these devices where signs of skunk activity are strongest.

If things are getting out of control, then you can expect to get best results from trapping and other related techniques. Trapping should always be left for experts because it is something that common man can't handle

Remember, for free services you can try (734) 929-9324 or 734-662-5585, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!