Fairfax County Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - City Wildlife Inc: (202) 882-1000

Free Fairfax County Animal Services: 703-830-1100

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Fairfax County: 703-881-3164

If you need skunk control in Fairfax County, 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax County 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 Humane Wildlife Trappers of Fairfax County at 703-881-3164. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit fairfaxcountywildlife.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Fairfax County 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 Virginia 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Prevention: How to Keep Skunks Away
What to do with a skunk after I catch it?
Is it legal for me to trap a skunk?
How to remove skunk odor
Is a skunk active during the daytime rabid?
What does skunk feces look like?

Fairfax County Skunk Control Information: Will a pest control company remove skunks?

If you are hearing odd noises under your home or in your walls, or find tell tale signs of animals, you want to remedy the problem as soon as possible. While you can try DIY methods, they can be bothersome for the novice, and are often ineffectual, messy or dangerous as well. Most folks think they can just call your usual exterminator to come and take care of the pest problem. Surprise! Exterminators (pest control companies) don't deal with animals; as a rule, they are involved with eradication of bugs and arachnids. If you are in need of professional help, then you should contact a professional animal removal service. While some companies around today have branched out and specialize in both animals and insects, you should find someone who is well versed in the habits of skunks.

Once you have hired a professional, they can determine the nature and extent of your skunk problem. Based on expert knowledgeable and advice you can formulate your personal plan of attack. Would you rather use poisons or are you interested in trapping the animals? Have you thought about how you will dispose of the bodies, or where to relocate a live trapped creature? Some areas have laws in place to protect certain animals, especially during birthing times Check your local laws or ask animal removal service to determine is legal in your area.

Once you have devised a plan of attack, you can begin getting rid of your unwanted guests. Access ports that the animals use regularly will be left open until it is absolute that they are all gone. Few things compare in horror to closing an animal in with no food, water, or to escape. Once the area is skunk free; you can go about cleanup and working to prevent the skunks return. Many professional removal services offer clean up too! After the space is cleared out, cleaned up, and completely sanitized, you will want to seal up all entry ways. This can prevent re infestation.

A professional service can also offer you tips or advice for keeping your home critter free. Many times, companies even offer routine service calls to insure your problem stays gone. Keeping both home and loved ones safe is always on our minds. When setting forth your survival plans, protecting your home and yard from infestation should play an important part

Remember, for free services you can try (202) 882-1000 or 703-830-1100, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the fairfaxcountywildlife.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!