Skunk Rehabber - Weyanoke Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary: (757) 625-1907
Free Norfolk County Animal Services: 757-664-7387
Wildlife Trapping by ACS Wildlife Removal: 757-550-4886
If you need skunk control in Norfolk, 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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 ACS Wildlife Removal in Norfolk.
Norfolk Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Norfolk Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Norfolk 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 Virginia 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.
Norfolk Skunk Control Information: Will a skunk under a shed or porch have a nest of babies
If you live in an area where skunks are present in abundance then chances are very high that your yard will be used by these animals against your choice as a home. It is not unusual to find skunks in shed or porch, but a question that is often asked in this regard is that will a skunk under a shed or porch have a nest of babies? The answer is yes, mother skunks will prefer living in your porch as it offers all the best elements to the animal for raising its babies. The place is quiet and dark also babies are secured because of this reason mother will be attracted towards your shed.
If it is confirmed that mother is living with baby skunk in your yard, then there is no need to panic. You will have to be patient because normally the babies will reach maturity by end of summer and will leave their family group at that time. However, if you can't wait and want immediate solution for the problem, then there are different strategies to follow.
Mother initially preferred to stay in your shed because she found it suitable for her babies. If you will illuminate the shed, introduce noise and enhance the level of activity, then mother will naturally feel that living in this property can be threatening for her babies so she will leave. Some techniques that can be followed in this regard are being mentioned below
- Place a bright source of light in their nest. Skunks being nocturnal creatures don't fancy lights and find it irritating.
- Take a radio and tune it to a noisy station and place it in your shed near the nest. Noise will not harm the creatures, but it will psychologically be threatening for the animal.
- Use the smell of predator urine by sprinkling the urine near the nest.
With these arrangements in place the animal will be driven away along with its babies. However, you will have to patient and in all cases make it your priority not to harm the animals in any way. If you think that no positive results are coming out then call wild life control professionals they will safely remove the nest for you. Skunks are normally active during night so they don't directly bring any harm, but it is better to avoid an encounter as much as possible in this way you will be saved