Knoxville Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - All Creatures Wildlife Services, LLC: (865) 617-8707

Free Knox County Animal Services: 865-215-2444

Wildlife Trapping by Animal Pros: 865-312-7211


If you need skunk control in Knoxville, 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 Knox 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 Knoxville 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 Animal Pros in Knoxville.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Knoxville 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 Tennessee 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.

Knoxville Skunk Control Information: What should I do if I find an orphaned baby skunk wandering about?

Often people are walking along wooded areas and come across young animals that appear to be abandoned. Usually your natural instinct is to want to help. Just because a baby skunk is wandering around on its own, it does not necessarily mean it is lost or abandoned. If you do not see signs of distress, such as the mother dead, signs of injury on the young, or know the mother skunk has been trapped and relocated, it is best to wait. Watch the young skunk for an hour or so and see if mom doesn't re-appear. If she does return, the happy family will wander off together, and you can rest easy knowing the young are safe. If you determine that the pup(s) is abandoned, then you best move is to call a wildlife rehabilitator, or local forestry service. If is unavoidable that you move the young, please take extra care.

If the baby is old enough to wander about on its own, then it can spray, bite, and claw you. Just because it is young, does not mean it is not infected with something, and even it the babe is "clean", and none of us wants to be sprayed or bitten! If you must handle the young, wear gloves and long sleeves at all times! If you must try to feed a baby skunk, please get expert advice before trying any foods. Skunks cannot eat cat or dog food, animal chow, Cow, goat, sheep, cat, or dog- milk or formula.

They are not able to digest processed foods, and are prone to gastric distress. It will not help the baby skunk if you make it stick by feeding it the wrong foods. If you can contain the skunk in a box or carrier, keep it warm and calm and try to get it to an animal rehabilitator as quickly as possible. Remember that it illegal in most states to own a skunk as a pet. Also keep in mind that wild skunks are NOT good pet material