Skunk Rehabber - Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement: (269) 383-8775
Free Kalamazoo County Animal Services: (269) 383-8775
Wildlife Trapping by American Animal Control, LLC: 269-679-6559
If you need skunk control in Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 American Animal Control, LLC in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Kalamazoo Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Kalamazoo 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 Michigan 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.
Kalamazoo Skunk Control Information: How to Keep Skunks Out of My Garden
Skunks are omnivores just like us; therefore they eat all sorts of vegetables. But they also dig up gardens and lawns for grubs and insects to eat. Luckily, there are simple and effective ways of keeping skunks out of your garden. You can smell them from a distance, you can also see the damages they cause, but it is tough to figure out why they are around your house or garden, to begin with. Skunks are more attracted to gardens, so if you a garden around your property, now you have got your answer. Your gardens offer shelter and a tasty meal for skunks to multiply, which is why skunks tend to stick around instead of eating and run.
The first technique to try is setting up bright, open-air lights that shine right on the garden. Skunks will feel very unsafe in a brightly-lit area, and they will avoid lights at all costs to keep themselves out of danger. Also, as nighttime mammals, they have delicate eyes, so bright lights deter their ability to circumnavigate well in the darkness and even trouble their eyes. If you don't want to maintain views on all hours of the night, you can opt for motion-activated bright lights that will turn on when they detect some movement or activity.
There are a few smells that can frighten skunks from entering your garden. Just like it is to humans, some smells are unappeasable and irritating to skunks, so they avoid the smells when they can. For example, try citrus smells. Skunks do not like fruits like lemons or limes, so scattering rinds and peels around your garden will prevent skunk presence. Also, skunks do not come near ammonia. Try saturating cotton balls in ammonia and dusting them around. Just be sure to recap this every couple weeks since the vapor evaporates eventually.
You don't have to attract or hunt down other animals that are prey to skunks. You don't have to cause any harm to them all; your main is just to make them ignore our gardens. Instead, you must make a skunk reasoning there are predators nearby. You can buy coyote urine and spray it around your yard, or even apply common canine urine and reapply after every rainy day
Also, you can hire a licensed wildlife exclusion company for safe and gentle skunk removal service if your skunk is a big problem to manage on your own. Especially true if you have skunks sheltering in indoor areas of your home, like a creep space or under a porch. The company workers hold the professional training and resources to eliminate them safely