Fayetteville Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Second Chance Wildlife Rescue: (910) 867-7559

Free Cumberland County Animal Services: 910-321-6852

Wildlife Trapping by Cape Fear Wildlife Control: 910-459-4358


If you need skunk control in Fayetteville, 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 Cumberland 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 Fayetteville 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 Cape Fear Wildlife Control in Fayetteville.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Fayetteville 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 North Carolina 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.

Fayetteville Skunk Control Information: Is a skunk that is active during the daytime rabid?

Everyone recognizes that skunks that are out during the day are rabid. However, this is the horrible myth which is leaves thousands of innocent healthy dead every year. Naturally, skunks are known to be nocturnal meaning they won't like the light of any kind. Technically they can be said to be crepuscular which means they come out at dusk and dawn. This is very wrong skunks can also get out in the daylight and the in particular hungry mothers when their breastfeeding seasons and their habits are reversed.

Skunks get out of their dens at night for a reason; their dens are more prone to predation when its dark than in the daytime and therefore the mothers stays inside the dens protecting their young ones. When the young ones are old enough at about 5 - 6 weeks old the mother lead them out and start teaching them how to hunt for bugs.at eight weeks the kittens are fully weaned and are old enough, so they start forming new natural sleeping and eating pattern

To prove wrong that a skunk that is active during the daytime rabid, a method was used where a porch light was left on reasoning being that nighttime skunks must not like a light. Naturally, Skunks do not mind any form of light, after all, they do not fear lights, in fact, the lights attract bugs, in turn, and the bedbugs attract skunks for an easy meal.

Often, I hear people claim that they comes across or spots a skunk in their yard but they did not spray this does not mean they are rabid or has rabies. You should not be surprised, skunks are short sighted and cannot see very far you may see them, but they haven't seen you also skunked does not walk upright they always walk with their noses to the ground. Therefore, spotting them is not possible in fact most of the time when they spray they do so out of maybe hearing some barking or being interfered with

Whenever you are walking around your yard, and you happen to notice skunk which has its tail up and its front feet has been stamped this is an alert that it has noticed you, you are supposed to go away immediately or else it may attack you, but it doesn't mean it is rabid