Skunk Rehabber - Fish & Wildlife Conservation: (727) 896-8626
Free Pinellas County Animal Services: (727) 582-2600
Humane Wildlife Trappers of St. Petersburg: 813-404-7033
If you need skunk control in St. Petersburg, 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 Pinellas 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. Petersburg 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. Petersburg at 813-404-7033. To learn more about
them or check their skunk removal prices
, visit saintpetersburgpestanimal.com
St. Petersburg Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
St. Petersburg Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your St. Petersburg 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 Florida 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. Petersburg Skunk Control Information: Do Skunks Jump
There is a breed of skunk that can indeed jump and that is the spotted skunk. The spotted skunk is very recognizable and does resemble more of a weasel as opposed to the more common striped skunk.
The Eastern spotted skunk is also more active than any other species of skunk. Its habitat can be found at the edge of a forest and not often in your backyard.
The spotted skunk is less apt to spray because of the flexible ability to get away. The spotted skunk not only jumps but also they can climb unlike the more recognized striped skunk.
The striped skunk is dependent on it long claws to dig. They will dig up roots, insects grubs etc. On the same hand the claws are the very reason why the striped skunk can't climb. The striped skunk can also not jump as the spotted skunk. The spotted skunk in general is agile and athletic, whereas the stripe skunk if manages to get up on something has more of the tendency to fall then to jump.
With the number of species of skunks, it is rare to find jumping skunks. In nature generally a gift that an animal does not have is compensated by another skill. The spotted skunk has agility, equally sharp teeth and claws and is able to both climb and jump. The striped skunk has the claws and teeth, but is apt to spray quicker than the spotted skunk.
The stripe skunk predominately found in he North America is not the most energetic of mammals. Not having the ability to reach many heights they are more likely to drop down as opposed to jump down from anywhere, based on the fact that they have extremely limited climbing skills.
For this reason you are not likely to find a striped skunk in particular high in a tree, they will select the lower of holes to create a den in. Most of their habitats are located on the ground under a porch or leaves.
Preventing the striped skunk from climbing are their claws, which are sharp for the primary task of digging. This also prevents them from making prey of tree climbing creatures despite the fact that they are omnivores.
For the majority, skunks are not jumpers. There are skunks that have the ability to jump in the parts of Bulgaria but they are also limited in the number of species
Remember, for free services you can try (727) 896-8626 or (727) 582-2600, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the saintpetersburgpestanimal.com
website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!