Minneapolis Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: (651) 486-9453

Free Hennepin County Animal Services: (612) 348-4250

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Minneapolis: 612-503-8440

If you need skunk control in Minneapolis, 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 Hennepin 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis at 612-503-8440. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit minneapolispestanimal.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Minneapolis 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 Minnesota 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?

Minneapolis Skunk Control Information: How to remove a skunk from your Attic Basement or Anywhere in the Home

The best possible scenario for removing a skunk from your home is by using a professional. However, if you are a do it yourself type of person here are some tips.

Because of the vulnerability and nature of the skunk, it is natural for them to take shelter in various areas of your home such as under your porch, under your house or under a shed. Rarely will the skunk actually move directly into your home. Part of the reason for this being so unlikely is due to the actions and movements of the people inside the house. There is also the question of size and how the skunk may feel protected inside the actual house.

One of the best ways of skunk removal is by using the one-way door. Before setting the door up you must be certain that all additional methods to exit and enter must be completely sealed. Also the time of year that you take on this task is important due to the fact that baby skunks does not leave the nest until 8 weeks old, at which time they leave with their mother unless abandoned.

Once the den is emptied of all skunks you can then insert the one way door which is actually a cage that allows the skunk to leave but will not allow reentering. This method will apply to almost any area that you may have a skunk. If the skunk is actually in your house, at night seal the pathway it is using for coming and going.

Sometimes a skunk will find itself stuck in a window well. In this case the method of removal is different. Due to the skunks inabilities at climbing and its poor vision it is not unlikely to find one in your window well.

Using a plank like board that has a form of traction on it such as a rug or towel and is as long as the well is deep, place the plank in the well at no more than a 45-degree angle. Try not to let the skunk see you or get agitated this will certainly induce spraying.

The skunk will then wait until nightfall to climb out. In the meanwhile, keep pets and people away from the well to prevent agitation on the part of the skunk

Remember, for free services you can try (651) 486-9453 or (612) 348-4250, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the minneapolispestanimal.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!