Lexington Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - KYote Wildlife Control: (859) 492-6949

Free Fayette County Animal Services: (859) 425-2255

Wildlife Trapping by Wildlife Removal Pros: 859-475-5860


If you need skunk control in Lexington, 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 Fayette 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 Lexington 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 Removal Pros in Lexington.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Lexington 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 Kentucky 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.

Lexington Skunk Control Information: Fallen and can't get out!

Sometimes animals have the oddest of luck. Some get caught in trees and others get caught in storm gutters. Well, skunks are no exception from the rule. Sometimes they just wind up in the wrong place at the wrong time or the stumble into the wrong place.

One of these wrong places that skunks happen to find themselves in more than a few times are window wells. A window well is a semi-circular area around a basement window that has been dug out. It's usually made of masonry, plastic and sometimes galvanized metal. While some animals can jump or climb out, not all animals can. Skunks have small feet that very closely resemble a cat's. Their claws are used for digging and foraging. They are not the greatest climbers, but they've known to climb over link fences. Their long nails make it difficult to maneuver enough to climb.

A skunk has very poor eyesight. It is very possible that one could have fallen into the window well during the day because its sense of direction got mixed up.

Don't worry, because you can get the little stinker out of there safe and sound and hopefully without a new type of perfume-odor de Skunk.

There are a couple of ways to get a skunk out of a window well. The safest and most effective way of removing a skunk from your window well is the ramp method.

First, you need to assess the situation and make sure that the skunk hasn't been injured or isn't acting unusual. If you the animal is acting bizarre or showing some characteristics that are unusual, it is probably best you call the nearest animal wildlife team. That could be a sign that the animal is sick, and if it's sick, you might not want to release it so close to your home.

Now, after you've made sure they skunk is unharmed you can get a piece of plywood or some kind of board. Gently lower it down into the window well and walk away. Because the skunk can't cling to the slick sides of the well, it will be able to walk up the incline and its claws won't get in the way and slow it down.

This method will ensure the skunk is able to walk out and escape without any harm coming to it or anyone else.