Greensboro Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Lisa Fritsch-Udoka: 336-674-5561

Free Guilford County Animal Services: (336) 333-5531

Wildlife Trapping by Triad Wildlife Experts: 336-398-3990


If you need skunk control in Greensboro, 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 Guilford 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 Greensboro 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 Triad Wildlife Experts in Greensboro.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Greensboro 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.

Greensboro Skunk Control Information: Is a skunk that is active during the daytime rabid? (Rarely)

An old wives tale says that a skunk seen out during the day must be sick, or worse, has rabies. While it is a documented fact that skunks are mostly nocturnal, they might be out during the day for a number of different reasons.

If a skunk appears alert, responsive and is behaving normally during the day, it is probably just fine. Skunks will come out during the day if there is an attractive food source that is only available at a particular time, like beetles that are active at dawn, or lizards that bask in the sun. If they have been startled out of their den by another animal, they may wander out into the daylight as well. If there is high degree of danger at night from other nocturnal predators, some skunks resort to foraging in the daytime when the danger is less. Baby skunks also have a tendency to wander outside their den during the day once they become more independent or if they have become orphaned and are looking for food and family. Another unfortunate reason you might see one out in the daylight, is that someone without the proper knowledge either tried to relocate the skunk, or completely destroyed its den in an effort to drive it out.

Skunks that wander out during the day will often appear tired, disoriented, or even confused because they are nocturnal by nature. What is not normal behavior for an adult skunk to exhibit a severe loss of balance, difficulty walking or extreme lethargy. An over-aggressive skunk may also be a sign of a sick skunk. If you see a skunk behaving this way, or a skunk that is obviously wounded, do not attempt to rescue it yourself. Contact your local agricultural agency, or an animal control professional immediately! Skunks are not vicious or aggressive animals by nature, but a sick or wounded animal can lash out in fear or pain