Kansas City Skunk Removal Resources

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

Free Jackson County Animal Services: 816.513.1313

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Kansas City: 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 Jackson 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 Humane Wildlife Trappers of Kansas City at 816-533-4170. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit kansascitypestanimal.com.



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 Missouri 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?

Kansas City Skunk Control Information: How to Remove Skunk Odor from Pets and Humans

Traditionally the removal of skunk odor from both you and your pet has been the use of tomato juice. Still today people will continue to use tomato juice as an odor remover. The best that tomato juice will do is to mask the odor. In time, your nose will develop olfactory fatigue which is merely you no longer can smell the skunk.

There are many technological sprays that claim to rid your pet of the skunk smell. There are several different of these sprays may actually can do damage to your dog by way of the use of large concentrations may create nausea and eye irritation in both your pet and you.

But there are those who prefer a more basic formula that is more cost effective, likely to be in your home and has been rated by many as a very effective fighter against the odor.

Mixing a cup baking soda, add 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide (3percent) and no more than 2 teaspoons of liquid detergent. This combination will not mask the odor but will neutralize it. Storage can become a problem. Do not store. Due to the oxygen in the mixture you could very well cause an explosion. Another downfall could be the lightning of your pets' hair.

Should your pet escape the spray from a skunk you might not. The first thing you should do immediately is grab a plastic bag run to the bathroom and take a show. Throw your clothing into the plastic bag to contain the odor. You may want to consider getting rid of the clothes.

The same mixture as you would use for your pet is also be used for you. You should scrub yourself down enthusiastically. Rinse and wash yourself again.

If you are cleaning a child they too should be showered first. Scrubbed with the solution, rinsed and repeat.

Again many commercial sprays should not be used, this may cause oversensitive particularly in a child but also with you. Eye irritation and nausea could again become a problem.

The skunk is a relatively shy animal; sudden noises or actions may cause them spray. When approached by one, calmness is the best way to prevent you from being sprayed. It is also suggested that if you are in an area that is known for skunks. Jingling car keys may help

Remember, for free services you can try (785) 542-3625 or 816.513.1313, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the kansascitypestanimal.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!