Toledo Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Nature's Nursery: 419-877-0060

Free Lucas County Animal Services: 419-891-0705

Wildlife Trapping by Wildlife Removal Inc.: 419-775-4945


If you need skunk control in Toledo, 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 Lucas 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 Toledo 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 Wildlife Removal Inc. in Toledo.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Toledo 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 Ohio 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.

Toledo Skunk Control Information: What are the common problems that skunks cause?

The skunks are in three species, they can be hognozed, spotted and stripped. The common one is a stripped skunk and it is always white and black with bushy tail. The skunk is normally nocturnal and it can be active during the night. The skunks will eat fruit, acorns, garbage, earthworms, beetles, birds, frogs, lizards, eggs and mice. They love bird seeds with sunflower. The skunks can reach 20 up to 30 inches and they do weight at least 6 to 10lbs. they do live in the hollow logs, rock piles and wood or under the buildings. The skunks do breed in the end of April and early in June while they can give birth to 1 up to 7 young. The home range starts from 30 to 40 acres while they choose the area that it is always near the water. The first defense mechanism is spraying and they can spray to reach over 15 feet. The skunks do not like their smell and they only spray when it is to defend themselves. They are not known to be aggressive while they can spray at the place where they live. They will put up the trial straight up so that they can look big for their self defense.

The skunks are known because of their smell and this is the smell that comes with their skunks. The skunks will burrow or dig and they can dig the holes in the golf courses, lawns and gardens. They will damage the crops and since the skunks eat everything, they can eat eggs or poultry and other diets when they are available. The skunks will damage the property, will scare away the people, they will injure the pets while they will threaten mental and physical health while keeping them up all night.

Most of the time, the skunks will damage through digging and odor. They also carry mental and physical health risks. The lawn digging or grubbing or burrowing under the decks, foundation or sheds is something common. The skunk kills the poultry and they eat their eggs. They will scatter the garbage and they will destroy the gardens while they can damage the bee hives or tear up the ornamental plants. They do spray on the furniture, carpet and the draperies. The property value may decrease by 5 to 10 percent while the smell can repel the buyers. Skunks have to be removed by the property owner or he can hire professionals to help with the removal