Little Rock Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Christopher McCall: 501-772-9273

Free Pulaski County Animal Services: 501-603-9439

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Little Rock: 501-436-4995

If you need skunk control in Little Rock, 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 Pulaski 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 Little Rock 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 Little Rock at 501-436-4995. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Little Rock 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 Arkansas 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?

Little Rock Skunk Control Information: Are Skunks Dangerous to Cats, Dogs and other Pets?

The most immediate and dangerous behavior of a skunk is to spray what it perceives as a predator. Because of the compounds that make up the spray, there have been forms of allergic reactions to some pets.

While the skunks spray is highly odoriferous and is irritating to the eyes and possibly the skin, there is a more dangerous aspect to look at.

Skunks are highly prone to carrying disease. Many of these diseases can cause serious and/or long-term illnesses and even death. This is both a danger to your pet and yourself. One of the more astounding facts regarding disease is the fact that they are the number two carrier of rabies. Percentage wise the skunk is responsible for 29percent of cases that have been reported. Rabies is most commonly transmitted through the saliva of the skunk. It does not necessarily require a bite from the skunk; a scratch from the claw that was licked by a rabid skunk can also spread rabies.

Zoonotic diseases carried by skunks is not only restricted to rabies but parasites are also. Skunks also commonly transmit roundworm. Roundworm is easily picked up from the feces of the skunk. It is dangerous to your pet as it can easily be passed to humans. Roundworm is primarily found in dogs. Sometimes they are passed through birth. Your dog at one time or another will generally contract roundworm, during the dog's lifespan. They roundworm can then be easily passed to other pets or a human. Distemper, canine hepatitis, mites, ticks and lice are common transmitted illnesses from skunks. Though these are not necessarily viewed as deadly illnesses, they can create a long-term illness especially if not recognized or treated within a timely manner. They can again be highly contagious.

This is a small sampling of the dangers that can be imparted from a skunk to your pets. Unless rabid the skunks first reaction is not to fight, yet still there is a high occurrence of rabies are from the skunk. Parasites can be a particular problem for your pet should the skunk be living under your porch. Your pet can also pick up these parasites by walking through your yard.

Skunks are known for being gentle and timid animals. However, it is not an attack directly from the skunk that a pet owner should be concerned about. If you notice skunks living on your property. Immediately seek removal help

Remember, for free services you can try 501-772-9273 or 501-603-9439, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!