Washington DC Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - City Wildlife Inc: 202-882-1000

Free DC County Animal Services: (202) 576-6664

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Washington DC: 202-754-8770

If you need skunk control in Washington DC, 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 DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC at 202-754-8770. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit dcpestanimal.com.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Washington DC 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 District of Columbia 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?

Washington DC Skunk Control Information: Do skunks attack humans?

Most skunks are not aggressive, but most animals will behave aggressively if they feel they are being threatened. It is more likely a Skunk will bite a curious pet rather than attack you. The most common threat to you from any skunk is the spray from their tail. It is a disgusting, stench that lingers on any surface it touches. It can also cause problems for you if you are sprayed in your face. If you irritate a skunk, you will definitely know it. Most all creatures will go out of their way to give skunks wide berth.

Too often people would rather shoot a skunk on sight than chance them or their pet getting sprayed. Most people don't realize that It is the action of killing the skunk that causes the stench. Skunk odor that comes from an animal that has been killed is super strong and can literally linger for days. It is a better policy to practice tolerance of skunks. Their intention is not to hurt or even spray without provocation. Leave them alone and they are happy to leave you alone. You may not realize that Skunks are truly nature's own pest control. Their diet includes many of the creepy crawly things you don't want in your yard or home like a variety of spiders, scorpions, snakes, wasps, bees, rodents, snakes, and more. Those aphids, grasshoppers and ants all through your garden make a favorite meal for a skunk.

This means that a skunk can solve your pest problem without the use of any harmful pesticides. Because a Skunks diet consists of bugs, snakes, and small rodents more than plant material, they are little danger to your garden. Remember, they are really interested in just going about their daily routine. They don't cause the level of trouble that many other types wildlife do. You won't find them chewing on things like rodents do and they don't really climb very well. You can take preventive measures to get rid of a skunk if it becomes a nuisance. There are many DIY ways to solve your skunk problem, or you can always call an animal control professional.

Remember, for free services you can try 202-882-1000 or (202) 576-6664, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the dcpestanimal.com website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!