Jackson Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation: 662-429-5105

Free Hinds County Animal Services: (601) 960-1774

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Jackson: 601-255-0830

If you need skunk control in Jackson, 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 Hinds 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 Jackson 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 Jackson at 601-255-0830. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit jacksonpestanimal.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Jackson 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 Mississippi 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?

Jackson Skunk Control Information: How to remove skunk odor from a pet or human

When you're sprayed by a skunk, there are other problems that can occur besides the awful smell. If you're sprayed in the eyes or nose, you or your pet can experience a bad reaction. Some of these reactions can be extreme so you may need to call your doctor, vet, or visit the emergency room immediately. If the irritation is only minor, you might just flush the affected area with lukewarm water for a few minutes. This is the proper procedure when treating children, adults, and pets. Getting rid of the smell is a different thing all together. Here are some tips to treat you and your animals.

Gather supplies

Once you have been sprayed by a skunk, it is best to stay outside if possible. If you must go in, try not to touch anything, don't sit on furniture, and don't leave your sprayed clothing lying around! Secure you pet outside if it was sprayed. You will need the following things:
  • a large mixing bowl ( preferably plastic or glass)
  • 1 quart per person/pet affected of Hydrogen peroxide
  • Box of Baking Soda
  • 1 quart per person/pet affected of White Vinegar
  • liquid soap
Mixing your Solution

To make this simple solution, pour the whole bottle of hydrogen peroxide into the bowl. Add about 1/4 cup of baking soda (or vinegar) and one teaspoon of soap. Stir the mixture with your hands. This will clean your hands thoroughly, and begin the cleaning procedure.

Time to Wash up!

Use the shower or bath (or place the affected person, if helping someone else) and coat yourself with the mixture. Pay attention to scrubbing the area where the spraying was concentrated. This solution is safe, but don't leave it on your for hair more than 3 minutes. Peroxide has the ability to bleach hair if left on for an extended amount of time. Rinse, and if the smell is still overwhelming, repeat the procedure. Keep in mind that if you must repeat the procedure, you might need more mixture. DO NOT SAVE ANY LEFT OVER CLEANING SOLUTION! If stored in a closed container, these ingredients could have an adverse chemical reaction.

Remember, for free services you can try 662-429-5105 or (601) 960-1774, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the jacksonpestanimal.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!