St. Louis Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Wildlife Rescue Center: (636) 394-1880

Free Saint Louis County Animal Services: (314) 726-6655

Humane Wildlife Trappers of St. Louis: 314-255-1304

If you need skunk control in St. Louis, 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 Saint Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis at 314-255-1304. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your St. Louis 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 Missouri 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?

St. Louis Skunk Control Information: How to Remove Skunk Smell from the House or Car

A skunk smell can invade your house and even your car through various methods.

Home: For the wash you will require a vinegar solution; the batch size is dependent on the amount of items in your washer. You can include such things as blankets but items such as synthetics may not tolerate the vinegar well. Items should soak for up to 3 hours in a tub and then hand wash and then place in the washing machine to finish.

Placing bowls around the house with a small amount of white vinegar will freshen the house, especially if you have not tracked down the primary source of the odor.

Open windows, allow in sunlight and turn on fans. Once you have treated your home be sure to change the cooling and/or heating filters in your home. This will prevent the odor that has filtered through your house from being again with use.

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Shampooing carpets and purchasing a deodorizing air spray specifically will aid in the freshening up.

Time is a problem; you should accomplish these things within 3 hours to prevent the odor from lingering especially in carpets.

Car: The automobile must also be done in a timely manner. While you may have the skunk aroma from your pet, you may also get it by running over the carcass of a skunk.

There are a number of methods to removing skunk odor from the car. This is the best. With you have bucket, spray bottle, cat litter pellets, and mustard powder, broom and of course a wet dry vac. Mix mustard powder in bucket with water and from the bucket fill your spray bottle. You will spray the entire undercarriage of your car as well as your tires and under the engine hood. Do not spray on electrical wires. Let the solution set for 10 minutes and thoroughly rinse. Dry your car, take it home and let it sit in the shade with all doors, hood and windows open.

To clean the interior, using a vinegar and water mix in a spray bottle, spray down your interior. Turn on your car and put the air recycling on. Put the litter pellets and equal amount of baking soda on to the floor and brush with the broom. Wait 15 minutes and vacuum out

Remember, for free services you can try (636) 394-1880 or (314) 726-6655, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!