Skunk Rehabber - Oklahoma Wildlife Services: (405) 521-4039
Free Oklahoma County Animal Services: (405) 297-3100
Wildlife Trapping by Wildlife X Team: 405-708-7080
If you need skunk control in Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City 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 Wildlife X Team in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Oklahoma City Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma 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.
Oklahoma City Skunk Control Information: What are the Common Problems that Skunks Cause?
Skunks will indeed create problems. You can prevent these problems easily enough.
Of the more dangerous of problems is that of disease and parasites. One of the most prominent carriers of rabies, the skunk is responsible for approximately 20% of all rabies. Easily transferrable through saliva either a scratch or a bite will transmit rabbis.
Skunks that spend time on your property are also apt to pass along ringworms. These parasites are like rabbis in as much as both your pets and you may get them.
Some of the lesser problems caused by skunks are the damages caused to your garden. Your garden feeds a great deal of nature. This includes gophers, worms and grubs. These are some of the favorites of the skunk. With claws designed for digging, the skunk will dig up your entire garden to get what they like to eat.
Skunks are also fond of eggs. Should you have a chicken coop this will also create a problem for you. While a skunk cannot eat an entire chicken they will however make a statement by ripping a chicken at the throat, more than one skunk usually does this together. The lone skunk will go after chicken eggs. Fencing can prevent this but the fence must be long enough and bent at the bottom. Because in particular the stripe skunk is not a climber the height of the fence is not as much of a concern as the depth of the fence.
Digging is what they skunks do best your property is apt to have a great deal of dug up holes in your yard.
Skunks are partial to the underneath your porch or an outbuilding. Once this occurs you most likely have to have them professionally removed. There are methods as stated above that you can prevent any and all of the damage to your property.
Lights easily spook skunks; motion detector lighting once on will scare the skunk away. Another method of frightening skunks from your property is through the use of motion detector water sprinklers. Also help yourself by keeping you property free of undergrowth leaves and garbage. Garbage containers should have animal free coverings.
Finally, always give the skunk warning of your coming. You can do this by making noises and turning on lights. Hold your pet until you have done so. The worse damage that can be done is to be sprayed