Boca Raton Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Wildlife Removal Services: (561) 212-9255

Free Palm Beach County Animal Services: 561-233-1251

Wildlife Trapping by Centurian Wildlife: 561-826-6475

If you need skunk control in Boca Raton, 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 Palm Beach 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 Boca Raton 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 Centurian Wildlife in Boca Raton.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Boca Raton 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 Florida 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.

Boca Raton Skunk Control Information: Do skunks burrow underground?

Skunks are an extremely adaptable creature that can thrive in a large number of different habitats. They look for areas where food and shelter are readily available. A skunk will rarely travel more than a 2 mile radius from their established den, so you will usually find a skunk living within 2 miles of its water source. A skunk's choice of home is just as versatile as its diet, and living conditions. When a skunk chooses a home, there a number of variables that factor into its choices. As we mentioned before, food, water, and type of shelter all matter. In the woods, dens can be made in tree hollows, dead out logs, thick brush piles, and the abandoned burrows of animals.

When they move into areas populated by man, they may choose to live underneath porches, sheds, barns, and other structures. If they cannot find a suitable place to move in to, Skunks will occasionally dig their own burrow. A skunk's burrow is only about 1 foot down in the ground. It only needs enough room to curl up and stay warm. Skunks also burrow in order to find grubs and other tasty insects for their meals. These holes are typically three or four inches deep, and about as big around as a skunks nose. There will be a distinctive ring of dirt piled up around the cone shaped hole. You can often see the lines throughout the hole that are left by the skunk's long sharp claws. Skunk are not usually a problem in your yard, but can dig up your plants while in search of a tasty meal.

They will also occasionally prove to be a problem if you have chickens or berry plants, as they are found of all types of eggs, and berries. If you feel you are experiencing a skunk problem, and feel that you cannot coexist with your skunk neighbor, it is probably best to call animal removal expert. If you decide to try to handle your skunk problem on your own, remember that a skunk has a very effective weapon- it highly offensive spray. It will use this defense if it feels threatened or needs to protect its young. Be sure to take precautions to keep you (and your pets) safe