Lansing Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Wildside Rehabilitation & Education Center: (517) 663-6153

Free Ingham County Animal Services: 517-676-8370

Wildlife Trapping by Michigan Animal Control, LLC: 517-219-1075


If you need skunk control in Lansing, 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 Ingham 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 Lansing 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 Michigan Animal Control, LLC in Lansing.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Lansing 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.

Lansing Skunk Control Information: How to keep skunks out of your garden

Most people take pride in a beautiful garden. Whether it is ornamental plants or fruit and vegetables, no one wants to have their hard work destroyed by animals. Skunks can destroy your yard, some in just one night. Skunks dig deep holes that mangle plants and destroy their root system. Skunks will leave holes and ruts dug by their powerful claws. You must act quickly and take steps to eliminate the skunks from your yard. There is ample information available to help you determine the best way to eliminate your guest. For most animals, eliminating hiding spaces such as piles of wood or leaves will make them want to move on.

This is also true for skunks. There are products on the market such as "critter ridder" or predator scent that can drive the animals away. You can try settings traps to either catch or kill them. Poisons can work, but often pose a hazard to people pets and the environment. Prevention is always the best method. Before you have a skunk problem, you should install fencing. Fencing around your garden is probably the most sure fire way to keep them out. The fence doesn't have to be very tall; 2-3 feet will do, but remember, skunks like to dig. For it to be most effective, you should bury your fence 10-12 inches into the ground.

It is best to use hardware cloth or fine mesh fencing to make sure other small animals like voles can't wriggle through too. To help save trees, you can wrap them with wire mesh to protect their trunks. Once you have your skunk problem under control, you should still remain vigilant. Keeping your yard rid of skunks, and many other pests is not hard, it just requires persistence. If you feel that this is too much for you, locating a reliable animal control service to handle the job is easy. These professionals will handle your problem with ease, and help you with a plan to prevent re-infestation