Indianapolis Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - A Best Wildlife Removal: (317) 514-1653

Free Marion County Animal Services: (317) 327-1397

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Indianapolis: 317-225-5684

If you need skunk control in Indianapolis, 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 Marion 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis at 317-225-5684. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Indianapolis 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 Indiana 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?

Indianapolis Skunk Control Information: Do skunks warn before spraying?

Regardless of how tame the skunk may be, it will always end up spraying if it had not been de-scented. Most of the time, baby skunks that are found with breeders, they will be de-scented while some people may choose to raise intact skunks. A skunk spray is made up with seven volatile components. The strength and composition of the spray can be different depending on the skunk species. Sulfur is the main components in the skunk spray and it has strong odor. The skunk spray is then stored into the anal glands that are hidden into the rectum. Females and males have glands and they are able to produce the spray. Females and males have these glands and they can produce this spray.

When a skunk wants to spray, it will stop first its feet to be a warning when it is being pestered by something like a dog. He will show the teeth and he can stand up on the hind paws so that it may look even bigger. It can charge, snarl or hiss towards the predator which may be a stray cat sometime or a repairman that walks in the house or surprising a skunk where it is.

Skunk spray will irritate the nose and the eyes if it is not washed away at once and faster. When a pet skunk has sprays, you should bathe its victim using a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, liquid detergent and baking soda. Wait for at least five minutes before you rinse. You can also use tomato juice but it is not that effective when it comes to removing the skunk order. You may wash the hardware using this same solution, water or bleach. If it is upholstery or fabric, then try out vinegar. There are specific products that have been developed specifically to be used for skunk spray. You can also use other available cleaners but the results may be different. However, if you have a skittish skunk, you may end up replacing too much textiles.

The skunk does not have unlimited spray so it will not always spray and it will turn to spraying as the result defense method. The skunk will give enough warning before it can spray. He can raise the tail and then shake it to warn the attack. It will then stump and turn the head with its rear towards you making U shape. If you do not head for these warning signs, it will end up spraying you.

Remember, for free services you can try (317) 514-1653 or (317) 327-1397, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!