Skunk Rehabber - Dogue Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary: (703) 690-2168
Free Arlington County Animal Services: 703-931-9241
Humane Wildlife Trappers of Arlington: 703-881-3164
If you need skunk control in Arlington, 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington at 703-881-3164. To learn more about
them or check their skunk removal prices
, visit alexandriapestanimal.com
Arlington Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Arlington Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Arlington 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 Virginia 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?
Arlington Skunk Control Information: Will a high pitch sound deterrent machine work against skunks
Skunk activity in any property is something to worry about because these creatures never provide you peace of mind. Worst part is that skunk presence is accompanied with irritating smell and bad odor which you simply can't handle on your own. There are different techniques and methods present in market which people normally use for driving away skunks some of these provide results whereas others are of no use. In all cases important point is that proper steps should be taken for dealing with skunk problem. For you it is best to invest the energy at right places otherwise not only time and money will be wasted, but also skunks problem will persist.
There sonic or the ultrasound repellent devices present are marketed as a mean of driving away skunks from homes and gardens. Initially it may appear to you that these devices work, but they have minimal effectiveness and in the long run only appear as utter disappointment. It is better to give preference to other methods of skunk control other than going with ultrasound repellents because they simply are not going to last for long.
The makers of sound repellents normally claim that these devices normally emit high frequency ultrasound waves that will repel or frighten the skunks. The high frequency sound waves that are above hearing capacity of humans are annoying for skunks and they simply can't handle them. These devices need to be connected to a power source and start working. The entire idea appears as very much convincing on paper, but actually it is not that much useful.
Initially skunks can get scared from the sounds and may deter, but with the passage of time they will get used to it. They will again start visiting your property and slowly the ultrasound devices will become totally ineffective. Means your money and time will be wasted and problem will continue to stay.
It is therefore important that you must initially spend your time and energy on methods that actually work instead of ultrasound devices. Trapping and removal is by far considered as the best technique not only in case of skunks, but all other animals, but you can trap skunks on your own as it is something that can be best handled by experts.
In all cases avoid using the ultrasound devices that are being offered in market. They are of no good and don't provide any results
Remember, for free services you can try (703) 690-2168 or 703-931-9241, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the alexandriapestanimal.com
website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!