Skunk Rehabber - Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility: 520-743-0217
Free Pima County Animal Services: 520-243-5900
Wildlife Trapping by Critter Control: 520-336-9431
If you need skunk control in Tucson, 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 Pima 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 Tucson 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 Critter Control in Tucson.
Tucson Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Tucson Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Tucson 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 Arizona 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.
Tucson Skunk Control Information: Babies
Baby animals are too cute not to want to hug and pet and cuddle. This does not only include domestic animals. This also includes wild animals. This includes baby skunks to be exact.
Just because they are cute does not mean they won't be quite the little stinkers. With baby skunks, they learn early on about spraying their foulness. The spray itself comes from glands that are located just below their tails. Baby skunks start to spray an only a few weeks old. However, at first it's subtle but as they grow older and mature, it becomes stronger and more controlled.
Mother skunks look for places to have their litters. These places often include burrows or other dens they have created for themselves. Unfortunately, they will also seek refuge beneath porches, under barns or outbuildings and in some cases in the crawl spaces of a home. When they are seeking out shelter it is typically because they are in need of a place to have their litters. Mother skunks are fiercely protective of her kits. If you happen to get to close they may spray with little to no warning.
What should I do when if I find a litter of baby skunks? Well, first things first, be careful not to disturb the nest or the skunks themselves. This could be quite alarming to the babies and if that is the case-they might spray. Imagine getting a littler of 4-6 baby skunks all spraying at the same time. Yeah, that's not such a great thought.
After finding the litter you need to watch for a couple of nights-possibly set up a wildlife camera to record in your absence. This is suggested in order to make sure the mother is still around. As we stated earlier, mommas will come back to their babies. If a mother skunk hasn't returned within a day, then it is likely something has happened to her.
If the mother hasn't returned it is probably best that you call a wild life professional to come and remove them. These professionals are trained on how to deal with skunks. They will also be able to take them somewhere to be cared for and then eventually be released back out into the wild.
A little of baby skunks are certainly cute, but it is always best to leave wild animals to themselves unless they need the help