San Bernardino Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Joseph and Linda Chalk: (909) 887-8267

Free San Bernardino County Animal Services: 1-800-472-5609

Humane Wildlife Trappers of San Bernardino: 951-666-2555

If you need skunk control in San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino at 951-666-2555. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your San Bernardino 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?
What does skunk feces look like?

San Bernardino Skunk Control Information: Can Skunks Spray More than Once at a Time?

Skunks have remarkable spraying abilities. They can spray up to 15 feet in distance and up to 6 times repeatedly. This though is dependent on how much the skunk sprays at one time. The skunk itself can control its spray.

The spray of a skunk is an oily substance; it is emitted from the anal glands that are located beneath the tail. Prior to spraying skunks will give several warning gestures including stomping their feet and doing handstands. They do not spray as an offensive action but that as a defensive action. A baby skunk has the ability to spray prior to being able to the opening of their eyes.

Domesticated skunks prior to playing may disperse a small amount of the oil.

Male and female skunks both spray. The male will spray during breeding in the event of fighting off another male. The female skunk may spray a male suitor if not interested.

Carrying only 15cc of their oil to spray and it takes 10 days in order to produce yet another 15cc. It is for this reason that the skunk will try to frighten the intruder off instead.

The skunk spray is not dangerous, though it can burn your eyes and make you slightly nauseas. The organic compound that makes up the skunk spray is the same organic compound as onion and garlic. Known as Thiols, they are quite simply made up of one hydrogen atom and one sulfur atom.

So while creating the smell of garlic and onions Thiols also make up a part of the keratin that is in your hair. What makes the smell of the same compound different is based on the hydrogen and sulfur compounds are highly volatile once hitting the air, adding carbon, hydrogen and water and you have created the skunks spray. Once you have been sprayed there is always the fact that under the right circumstances it can be quite flammable.

The unpleasantness of the skunks spray is also exceptionally difficult to remove from clothing for appearing to consist of such a simple compound. It is enough for the odor to travel several feet from the spraying point and can create several physical problems for your pet. As with your pet you also are exposed to ocular, oral or dermal spraying. Because it is made and sprayed from the anal glands this may create problems

Remember, for free services you can try (909) 887-8267 or 1-800-472-5609, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!