Sacramento Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Wildlife Care Association: (916) 965-9453

Free Sacramento County Animal Services: 916-875-5656

Wildlife Trapping by Official Pest Prevention: 916-953-5379


If you need skunk control in Sacramento, 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Official Pest Prevention in Sacramento.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Sacramento 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.

Sacramento Skunk Control Information: Can a Skunk Climb a Fence?

The question as to whether or not a squirrel can climb a fence depends on 2 factors. The type of fence the skunk is presented with and secondly whether or not the skunk is the North American Skunk.

The North American skunk while well equipped with nails for other uses. For climbing they become a real detriment. Mesh fences, boards, however they are quite incapable of climbing trees because of their nails. Even though the striped skunk (which is most prominent in the US) is not known for its climbing abilities it is known for the ability to dig. With this in mind the prior to putting up a fence you must consider the depth of your fence.

Mammals are generally good climbers and other skunk varieties are good climbers as well. The spotted skunk for example is an excellent climber and they even have the ability to descend headfirst. Before deciding the kind of fence you would like to use to stop skunks, try to take note of whether you have spotted or striped skunks that inhabit your yard. You may not have to build your fence very high, but you do have to consider the depth of your fence.

There are a variety of species of skunks, most of which have the ability to climb fences and almost any blockade you may erect. The striped skunk is the only variety that cannot climb trees as adults. When striped skunks are babies. They have the ability climb trees; this is due to the fact their nails have not developed enough to be of a hindrance to them.

Fences may serve it purpose with other animals but are not effective for any variety of skunks. It is just as easy to go under. This applies to any burrowing animal as well.

Climbing skunks are not generally found in the U.S with the exception of the spotted skunk. Most other varieties that reside in the European nations are not just good climbers but they are excellent climbers regardless of the fencing height.

For keeping the skunks out fencing is not a workable for any sort of skunk. There are other methods that would work far more effectively than the fence. Detesters of light skunks will quickly leave the area. Keeping your area or yard clean of bait that will attract skunks. Skunk problems are workable.