Plano Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - A Wildlife Pro DFW: (214) 606-1987

Free Collin County Animal Services: 972-547-7292

Wildlife Trapping by Wildlife X Team: 214-504-3587


If you need skunk control in Plano, 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 Collin 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 Plano 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 Plano.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Plano 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 Texas 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.

Plano Skunk Control Information: Why do skunks have a white stripe?

Skunk is a mammal and it is known for its capacity of spraying the liquid that has strong odor. There are different types of skunks and they all vary in their appearances. Some are black and white while others are cream colored and brown but they all have the warning coloration. Even if the common color of their fur is white and black, there are some skunks that are grey and brown while others are cream colored. The skunks get their strip at birth and they have only one thick stripe at the back and tail and two thin stripes. They may have a series of some white spots or broken stripes for the spotted skunk. There are some that have these stripes at the legs.

According to the research, skunks as well as wolverines and badgers are fierce fighters and they are bold colored often compared to the peaceable animals which need to be camouflage to be safe. The coloration of the skunk shows their defense method. The skunks have long strips on their body and they are good when it comes to spraying of the anal gland secretion and they will not dribble them. A skunk can eject offensive musk for around ten feet. These stripes are used to guide the attention of predators to where the danger is found. This stripe strategy had evolved for a long period and the striped pattern has changed depending on the skunk species around the world.

When it comes to the skunk, you may smell it before you even see it. There is a faint and persistent musky smell that will be found near the woodpile and building and they will suggest that the skunk is already living in the area. You can find shallow and small holes in a lawn and they are the same to these that are made by a squirrel and this is the result of the skunk that may be forging for the grubs. Normally, you can find the plants that are knocked over or damage to the lower ears or leaves of the garden crops like corn. You have to look for all clues to know if you have a skunk since the fox can also have a musky scent and it may lead to the misidentification. When you see the skunk in the neighborhood, it should not worry you. The skunk does not bother people intentionally while they can benefit you since they eat rodents and insects that may bother you