New Orleans Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Humane Wildlife Control Solutions: (504) 322-3929

Free Orleans Parish County Animal Services: 504-278-1535

Humane Wildlife Trappers of New Orleans: 504-684-8250

If you need skunk control in New Orleans, 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 Orleans Parish 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans at 504-684-8250. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your New Orleans 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 Louisiana 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?

New Orleans Skunk Control Information: How to detect and remove a deceased skunk

Finding a lifeless skunk in your flower garden can be a shocking, as well as stinking, experience. Once this occurs, it is vital to eliminate and remove the lifeless skunk immediately before other wildlife becomes enhanced to its aroma and get in your courtyard in pursuit of food. When handling a dead skunk, it is vital to keep yourself safe plus strong. Dead or sick skunks will also eat leak a little bit, specifically if the sickness is neurological. And baby skunks that have no control of their odor sack will make one heck of a stink.

Things you need for removal of a dead skunk are:
  • Gloves
  • Shovel
  • Trash bag
Never use your naked hands to grip a dead skunk always put on thick gloves. Skunks spread rabies, and you can turn into contaminated from a diseased skunk if the (skunk's saliva) comes into get in touch with with an open scar or your eyes, mouth or nose. A spoon is a suitable tool for taking the skunk off the earth. Collect the dead skunk from the area. Still if you put on gloves, it is motionless appropriate not to handle the skunk since you may not identify what types of germs it conveys.

Put the dead skunk into a trash bag and then tie it tightly so to facilitate the skunk is wrapped well inside. Take the trash container to a [dumpster and landfill] to take out the skunk. Departure a dead skunk on your home in the garbage will continue to produce a little odor. Therefore, it is always good to obtain the skunk somewhere else.

You can also call animal control department which will take care of the dead skunk. Also, you can let the situation to take care of it by letting it decay, but this has its disadvantages because of the odor which may attract other animals and creatures into your backyard or homestead.

There are several methods of getting rid of the smell both natural and chemically. You can use a little hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and liquid laundry soap or dishwashing detergent. Peroxide is an alkaline that chemically changes the skunk core into an odorless chemical while the soap breaks down the oily skunks and makes it more vulnerable to other chemicals. This is the best method to use because it's not harmful to people, clothing or pets. Constantly clean your hands with antibacterial softener and warm water after handling skunks either dead or alive

Remember, for free services you can try (504) 322-3929 or 504-278-1535, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!