Skunk Rehabber - Wild Life Department: (414) 264-6257
Free Milwaukee County Animal Services: (414) 264-6257
Wildlife Trapping by Milwaukee Wildlife Removal: 414-375-2446
If you need skunk control in Milwaukee, 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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee Wildlife Removal in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Milwaukee Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Milwaukee 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 Wisconsin 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.
Milwaukee Skunk Control Information: Do Skunks live in Groups or Alone?
Skunks that are known to live in solitude are the striped skunks. The striped skunk is of a timid nature; it is easily frightened and therefore will quickly give off its spray.
Though it generally uses the spray as a last defense the stripe skunk will stomp its feet and make a variety of threatening moves first to ward off the perceived predator.
The striped skunk will live alone in dens that they have taken over, under porches, tree hollow or a under wooded areas. Though they spend the warmer months alone and foraging at night, the winter will bring forward another personality.
Skunks aren't nocturnal, they will go into a sleep but it will not be nocturnal. During the winter they will leave their dens as the snow allows and will forage day or night.
The cold weather further changes the personality of the striped skunk. Because of a so to speak built in thermometer the skunk will live with other skunks during the weather. They will sleep together and collectively their thermostats will keep them warm.
During breeding time, which is during April and May the male striped skunk will mate with multiple partners. The female on the other is monogamous. Traditionally the female will continue have 4 -6 babies or kids at a time. The females will continue to live together for as long as it takes for the babies to be on their own, which is generally 6-8 weeks.
As for the male skunks they will leave the den as soon as the warm weather returns for the season and once again will operate as a loner. Once the baby skunks are weaned they will all also leave the den and begin their lives in solitude.
There are no known specific reasons for the solitude lifestyle of the striped skunk particularly since other breeds of skunks are generally social creatures.
The pet striped skunk on the other hand is gregarious and affectionate. They are friendly with other pets as well as you the pet owner. The striped skunk is in fact one of the easiest of the skunks to have as a pet. As a pet the skunk is both cuddly and warm.
Skunks in many ways are very mysterious mammals. Some of what makes the wild skunk so mysterious is due to the fact they segregate themselves from both other animals and people