Columbus Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Ohio Wildlife Center's Hospital: (614) 793-9453

Free Franklin County Animal Services: (614) 525-3647

Wildlife Trapping by Buckeye Wildlife Solutions: 614-502-7677


If you need skunk control in Columbus, 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 Franklin 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 Columbus 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 Buckeye Wildlife Solutions in Columbus.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Columbus 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.

Columbus Skunk Control Information: What are some of the symptoms of a sick skunk?

Many people believe that a skunk seen out in the daylight must be sickeven rabid. This is not always the truth. In fact, it is usually an indication of other behavior entirely. Often a skunk seen wandering out during the day has a perfectly good reason for leaving their dens, even in the bright light. Most of the time, these skunks are docile, and pose no danger to you, your family, or your animals. Skunks that come out during the day can appear to be tired or even confused, only because skunks are animals that are nocturnal by nature.

If you see any skunk out in the day that appears to exhibit unusual signs like a severe loss of balance, trouble walking, or show an unusual lack of energy, you should give them a wide berth. These could signs of an animal that is diseased. Other sure fire ways of knowing a skunk is sick or injured is blood on the animal, signs of limping or other obvious injuries. Over-aggressive behavior may also be signs of a sick skunk. Skunks that have no desire to eat or drink appear excessively soiled (because they no longer clean themselves) you should take warning. If you see a skunk behaving in an odd or dangerous way, or a skunk that is obviously bleeding or injured, do not attempt to capture it on your own.

You should contact a wildlife removal professional for advice. Many diseases carried by skunks can transmitted to humans or domestic animals, so all precautions should be taken when dealing with what you believe to be a sick or dangerous skunk. Many people believe that a sick skunk must be eliminated. This is not always true. Many times, with proper care, any sick or injured animal can be cured and eventually released back out in to the wild