Detroit Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Erie Wildlife Rescue Inc: +1 519-735-3919

Free Wayne County Animal Services: 313-224-6323

Wildlife Trapping by Wildlife Control 911: 313-355-1666

If you need skunk control in Detroit, 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 Wayne 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 Detroit 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 Wildlife Control 911 in Detroit.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Detroit 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 Michigan 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.

Detroit Skunk Control Information: How to keep skunk out of garbage cans

Skunks opportunistic eaters and will forage for food anywhere they can. Your household garbage can is a tempting treat for these creatures. No one wants to start their day cleaning up the mess made from trash and garbage strewn all over your yard by nocturnal skunks. Garbage strewn on the ground stinks and attracts bugs, and can attract even more skunks. Here are a few tips to keep skunks out of your cans. Try a spraying scent that offends the skunk's delicate nasal tissue, and masks the smell of the food.

Hot pepper, cinnamon, Ammonia, vinegar, or bleach sprinkled on the trash and around the base of your can are all DIY methods that people claim work. You can also try physical deterrents like stringing bells or pie pans s on the can lids hoping the noise will startle them. Try keeping your trash cans near a fenced area with a dog and hope he will run off the intruders. You can purchase motion sensor devices that make noises, move, and turn on lights when the skunk tries to get in your cans. The most effective method we have found is still prevention. Invest in heavy metal cans, or a durable plastic can that can't be chewed through.

Look for one with sturdy a locking lid, or tie down the lid yourself with bungee cord across the top and through the handles. Secure your cans to a fence or a stake pounded in the ground to keep the skunk from tipping it over. Keep the area around your cans and the cans themselves clean. Don't leave trash out any longer than you need to. Skunks prefer to have easy access to their food. The harder it is to access your trash, the less desirable it becomes. If all else fails, find an area in your garage, shed or basement to store the can away from hungry wildlife