Charlotte Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas: 704-552-2329

Free Mecklenburg County Animal Services: (704) 336-3786

Wildlife Trapping by Pest Control Authority Inc.: 704-419-8169


If you need skunk control in Charlotte, 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 Mecklenburg 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 Charlotte 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 Pest Control Authority Inc. in Charlotte.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Charlotte 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 North Carolina 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.

Charlotte Skunk Control Information: How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove skunks without trapping them

One way exclusion funnels are a great way to remove skunks out of a home or building without trapping them. However, you must be sure that you how to use this method since it's not easy for beginners and there might be some disappointments if done it's done wrongly.

One-way exclusion funnels are fixed directly on a building, right over a hole that skunks are using to enter as well as exit a house. The device ought to have extensions or wings on one end, to support it in the building, and a torsion spring is reiterating one-way door leading into the barred enclosure. Using one-way exclusion funnels is the best way to get rid of the target skunks rather than using traps since traps can catch non-target, or incidental animals or even pets.

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The first thing you need to find the hole that the skunks are using to get into and out of the house. If there are many holes, seal up all but one if possible the most used hole. All seal-ups ought to be done using steel screening, this type that skunks cannot chew through. Since skunks are great chewers, the one-way exclusion funnels is an excellent choice for just getting all of the skunks out of a house, and not letting them back in.

While using this method, it is important to make sure that there are no areas that skunks can use to chew their way back in. Therefore you have to ensure that you find the correct hole they are using to get in and out and ensure that all other open holes sealed up correctly, and then position a one-way exclusion door on that hole. Then as soon as they go out, they will be locked out whereby they won't be able to get back in. It's a great way out since it's easier on the skunks than cage trapping.

The Funnels must be very precise to let the skunks get out, but not get back in. Because if it has a too big a hole, then they can re-enter, and if it has too small, then they won't be able to get out. One-way exclusion funnels is a great device for many animals as well as situations. However, it's not always applicable if you have skunks in the attic, because of the probability of baby skunks in the attic. One-way exclusion funnels are effective when skunk babies are grown enough to go out with their mother