Skunk Rehabber - Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary: (423) 892-1499
Free Hamilton County Animal Services: (423) 624-5302
Wildlife Trapping by Total Animal Control LLC: 423-484-0596
If you need skunk control in Chattanooga, 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 Hamilton 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 Chattanooga 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 Total Animal Control LLC in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Chattanooga Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Chattanooga 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 Tennessee 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.
Chattanooga Skunk Control Information: What should I do if I find a nest of baby skunks
Baby Skunks are born by the end of April and throughout the month of May. Generally it is not common to see the babies because they will only appear in front of you fully grown and ready to search for food. Mother, skunk is very much protective and provides all the care and nourishment to them. However, sometimes are exposed to poor conditions because of different reasons. You may come across baby skunks and at that time there will be only one question in mind that what should I do if I find a nest of baby skunks?
First of all you need to understand the main reason present behind this occurrence. Some of the causes are being mentioned below
The case can be that mother skunk got hit a car and died in the accident. Generally when such an incident takes place the locals of the region are aware so you will get the idea that babies have been orphaned.
The mother skunk could be killed or trapped by the homeowners and there is no body to find because of relocation.
In addition to this, you can sometimes come across baby skunks wandering alone and this is something of great concern. In these situations you must do all in your power for helping the poor creatures. First of all if you feel that eyes of babies are opened and they can walk around, dig or play, then wait for some time to see that if their mother comes back or not. If mother doesn't appear even after dark, then there can be problem. Before reaching them you should call the wild life experts because can handle the situation more properly.
Approaching baby skunks should be done with great care because regardless of their age the creatures can spray. Skunks will not know that you are actually helping them so they can bite as well as spray and all this is more specifically dependent on the age of baby. Slowly move towards them and the best way of dealing with them is to put them inside cardboard box. It is best to wear leather gloves because this will not only save you from bites, but also the chances of developing infections will be decreased.
You must get in touch with professionals if there are no proper tools or experience with you to handle the situation. This will save you from a lot of troubles