Skunk Rehabber - Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc: (413) 781-1505
Free Hampden County Animal Services: 413-781-1484
Wildlife Trapping by Western Mass Wildlife Removal: 413-240-2848
If you need skunk control in Springfield, 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 Hampden 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 Springfield 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 Western Mass Wildlife Removal in Springfield.
Springfield Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Springfield Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Springfield 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 Massachusetts 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.
Springfield Skunk Control Information: How to get skunks out of window well
Skunks can be identified easily because of their black and white appearance and bad odor. Skunks are never desirable creatures more specifically we don't want to have them as pets or in any other form in our property. The bad thing about skunk spray is not only the odor, but it can also irritate the eyes causing great discomfort and problems. However, skunks are also living beings which only strive hard to feed their selves. It is therefore better that we should always be kind in our approach while dealing with them.
Skunks have decent climbing abilities also their eye sight is weak because of this reason it is not uncommon for them to get trapped in the window well. This can happen with any skunk and it exposes the animal to great unrest and discomfort so providing a helping hand will be a great idea. It is upon you to adopt different techniques for helping the skunk in getting out of the window well.
You can start by placing a board that is longer and has enough length to act as a ramp for coming out of well. Skunks don't have very good abilities related to climbing so place the board at an angle of 45 degrees no more steeper than this. Try to stay at a distance from the skunk so that it shouldn't see you otherwise the animal will get even more scared. Lower the board in well in a careful and slow manner.
There is one more way of placing the board and that is to tie it with the corner of a longer pole and it should be lowered by holding opposite side of pole. After you have placed the board successfully it is best to stay away from the window well also don't allow pets or kids to go there. When night will fall skunk will use the board for coming out and it will escape in the dark.
Sometimes skunks are unable to climb the board because of steepness or depth of well. In these conditions the best thing that you can do is to call wildlife experts. You can also use a garbage can and place cheese at its bottom and lower it in the well. Once the skunk enters the can for eating cheese you can lift the can upwards with cords and this will bring the animal out of well without any trouble