Skunk Rehabber - Heartt Animal Refuge: (513) 368-4568
Free Hamilton County Animal Services: 513-541-6100
Wildlife Trapping by Advanced Wildlife Management: 513-298-5400
If you need skunk control in Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 Advanced Wildlife Management in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Cincinnati Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Cincinnati 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 Ohio 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.
Cincinnati Skunk Control Information: How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove skunks without trapping them
You have a problem with skunk, and you want to be rid of them, but how? There are endless amounts of poisons, repellents, traps, and devices on the market today promising to help you eradicate your unwanted visitors. Trying to decide which one is the best way to rid your home of a damaging and bothersome infestation of skunks can be confusing. There is more than one proven method to eradicate these chewing menaces, but the most effective one we have found is the exclusion funnel. This simple but effective gadget is in fact a wire funnel that allows animals to easily leave any area, but blocks them from getting back in. It acts as a one way door that closes down behind the animal, keeping it from returning the same way.
An exclusion funnel can be a DIY item, easily made from any heavy duty wire or hardware cloth. When creating your exclusion funnel, the metal cloth is rolled in such a fashion that the creature can exit out the large end of the funnel, but because of the twist at the end, the small opening is too narrow to allow it re-entry. An exclusion funnel is easily attached over the animal's own entry/exit hole with hinges or screws. Attaching it this way ensures that the animal can push it open to leave, but it will not push to reopen. Don't worry, if you are not the DIY type, these devices can be purchased at your local hardware or feed store as well. You also have the option of contacting a professional animal removal service to handle the problem for you.
Your Exclusion device can be easily installed at any of the animal's entry ways that have been discovered. To spot these entry ways, just look for cracks or crevices that show signs of chewing and scratching, or a concentration of fecal droppings. To ensure success, you want to be sure to install your exclusion device over a hole originally made by the animal you want to remove. After you install this device, please check to be sure that the creature you remove does not leave behind a nest of helpless young that will die a horrible death from starvation and neglect. Not only is this action unusually cruel, but will leave you with a whole other set of problems