Kansas City Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Operation Wildlife: (785) 542-3625

Free Wyandotte County Animal Services: (913) 321-1445

Wildlife Trapping by Wildlife Command Center: 816-533-4170

If you need skunk control in Kansas City, 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 Wyandotte 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 Kansas City 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 Wildlife Command Center in Kansas City.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Kansas City 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 Kansas 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.

Kansas City Skunk Control Information: Eviction notice

Have you ever had a relative, friend, or neighbor that just won't get the hint and leave? How about that pesky animal that you've been trying to get rid of for months and have had no luck? Skunks. That's right, skunks. We've got some methods to help you safely and effectively deter, scare or chase away skunks. However, it's probably wise that you don't use these methods on your human pests. They might not appreciate it.

For the most part, skunks are smart and shy. Even when they are not spraying, they still carry with them the obnoxiously awful smell.

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Skunks are nocturnal. They prefer to stick to the night because they have incredibly poor eyesight. It is far easier for them to see in the dark than it is in the light. One method of removing or deterring a skunk or skunks from making your home theirs is by adding light. We're not talking about enough lights to land a Boeing 747. They don't even have to be very powerful. Solar lights that you find at your local garden supply centers are extremely effective. Just stick them in the ground around your out buildings and in your flower beds. This will deter them and keep them from taking up residency.

Another way of making your home less attractive to them is to eliminate any possible food sources. Skunks are scavengers. They go where they are more likely to find food. They can find food in places such as compost bins, trash cans or animal food containers. Ironically enough, skunks are drawn by smells. They can smell garbage easily. This is just like ringing the dinner bell for them. Also, pet foods left in containers make easy targets. Close and store all containers in a place where they can't have access.

Seal all the possible places for them to make dens. Skunkslike most wild animalsthey make dens or burrows. They seek shelter where they can hide and be out of sight. So under porches, barns, or other outbuildings make the perfect spots. Make sure to seal up any spots that look as if they've been dug around or the dirt has been moved around. You can use a galvanized wire mesh to seal the holes. It will make it harder work for the skunks and they will quickly move on to find somewhere else to live