Skunk Rehabber - Nevada Department Of Wildlife: (702) 486-5127
Free Clark County Animal Services: (702) 455-7710
Wildlife Trapping by Onsite Pest Control: 702-577-2880
If you need skunk control in Las Vegas, 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 Clark 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 Las Vegas 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 Onsite Pest Control in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Las Vegas Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Las Vegas 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 Nevada 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.
Las Vegas Skunk Control Information: Should I feed a baby skunk I found?
Most of the time, you won't see baby skunks until they are furry and able to follow Mom out of the den to go out foraging for food. If you see young skunks wandering on their own, there can be several reasons.
- Mom has been hit by a car or killed by a predator
- Mom was trapped and relocated or killed by a local and the pups were not found until AFTER she was relocated or killed.
If you do find baby skunks wandering around on their own, no parent anywhere to be seen, there is cause for concern. Mom should never be too far away from them unless something has happened to her. If the pups have their eyes-open and are capable of walking, playing, and look pretty healthy from a distance, wait a while. Give it some time to see if Mom appears. Pups should not be wandering around outside the den without Mom If it is day time. If it is dark, watch them for a while from a distance. Mom does not appear during that time, there could be a problem. The best thing to do is call an animal hotline.
If you feel that you must save the babies, please approach with caution, you could be in trouble from both ends! If they are tiny ones with eyes closed and fuzz instead of fur, carefully place them in a box with something to keep them warm until animal rescuers get there. If they can move and have fur, open eyes etc, they best way to corral them is capture them in a box or laundry basket. REMEMBER sudden moves will agitate them!
Please DO NOT FEED baby skunks!
DO NOT try feed them kitten, puppy, baby, or ANY other type of formula. They cannot have cow's milk, goat milk, canned milk, or powdered milk. They cannot have cat food, dog food, or most other types of animal "chow". You can give these babies diarrhea or bloat. They can choke on the wrong foods, and even if they eat for a few days, they could suffer nutritional deficiencies for life. No matter how well-meaning you are- If you absolutely have to feed a baby skunk, please call an animal hotline or expert for advice!
Another thing to remember is that many states/areas have laws against keeping skunks. If you find abandoned babies, it is best to let the professionals know so that the skunk(s) can be cared for, and then released back into the wild where they can flourish