Oakland Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Hopalong Animal Rescue: (510) 267-1915

Free Alameda County Animal Services: (925) 803-7040

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Oakland: 925-478-4254

If you need skunk control in Oakland, 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 Alameda 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 Oakland 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 Oakland at 925-478-4254. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit oaklandwildlife.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Oakland 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 California 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?
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Oakland Skunk Control Information: Be gone skunk!

Gaining a pest is never fun. It doesn't matter what kind of animal it is, it can create a problem. These problems can range from destruction of property, danger to other animals, or quite possible even a danger to you or your family. In a vast majority of the cases of an animal finding their ways into your home or in your yard, they are searching for one or two things. They are seeking out food and shelter, after all, is that not what we would do if we were hungry and needed a place to crash?

Skunks are one of the most notorious animals for making dens under porches and other out buildings. They are very docile animals and non-aggressive, however, everyone knows that if they are threatened or startled they will douse you with their spray.

If you find yourself wanting to find different ways of repelling skunks but at the same time want to keep from harming them, then there are a few different options.

One of the first things you will want to do is remove all the sources of food. IF you have animals or pets outside, take their bowls in at night or cover them. If you have trash cans, make sure they are covered by secured lids. Skunks have an amazing sense of smell. They can smell all kinds of treats from great distances.

Another simple and cost effective way to repel skunks is light. These little black and white furry bandits of smell are nocturnal. The scavenge at night largely because they have such poor eyesight. A simple method to deter skunks from getting to close are simple solar lights. Place them in the ground around the outsides of buildings, flowerbeds, and other places skunks may try to visit.

Have you ever smelled something so strong that you were instantly caused to turn away? Skunks have sensitive noses. If you're looking for a non-toxic, non-lethal way to deal with skunks you could simply create a home remedy. What is this? Well, just take onions, chopped jalapenos, and Cheyenne pepper and mix well into two quarts of water and bring to a boil for twenty minutes. Strain the liquid once it is done cooking and then place in a spray bottle. Then go around your house spraying everywhere the skunks may be trying to crash. This will keep them from making your home theirs

Remember, for free services you can try (510) 267-1915 or (925) 803-7040, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the oaklandwildlife.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!