San Francisco Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Rescued Orphan Mammal Program: (415) 221-3498

Free San Francisco County Animal Services: (415) 554-6364

Humane Wildlife Trappers of San Francisco: 415-481-0753

If you need skunk control in San Francisco, 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco at 415-481-0753. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your San Francisco 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 Francisco Skunk Control Information: Do all skunks have rabies

Rabies is a variety of infection which is caused by a virus. The virus infects the central nervous system in animals often; skunks are said to the carriers of rabies. These virus are not dormant they shows off some symptoms. This virus can easily be transmitted from one person to another but only through biting saliva. Nevertheless it cannot be transmitted via the urine, feces or even via their unpleasant spray even though the skunks are rabid.

Types of Rabies

Rabies present itself in two ways. In the first way, the skunk becomes aggressive it's referred furious form of rabies by the specialists. In this form, the skunk lacks fear for either human or other animals this can also be referred to as dumb form. Skunks infected in this type of rabies grows aggressive and foams at the mouth, this is very recognized easily. The infected skunks tends to bite people as well as other animals thereby spreading it. If you happen to find a skunk wandering in your yard and seems to be fearless even if you tries to scare it may have the dumb form of Rabies and can be dangerous. Healthy skunks will always be fearful and run away from people or other animals while spraying of foul-smelling to keep the predators.

Most of the people believe that all skunks are carriers but this is not true, they are similar to other animals which can only be infected by being bitten by rabid animal. However a skunk can contract the virus and carry for six months without showing any this state the skunk won't be able to transmit the virus unless the disease is active and he is showing symptoms.

According to the research done in United States in the society human desires, there are about three deaths a year from rabies in the entire globe. In most cases rabies in human are not from skunks bites but are from bat bites, however this doesn't mean that there is a large number bats infected with rabies the value of bats infected with rabies is below 0.5percent. Nonetheless it is always advisable to stay away from wild animals and especially if you do not know they have extra courage of facing you and do not fear you even if you scare them. If you own a skunk as a pet you are supposed to vaccine it often

Remember, for free services you can try (415) 221-3498 or (415) 554-6364, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!