Skunk Services

If you need to resolve a skunk problem, 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 your local City or 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 wildlife rehabilitation clinic, as they are typically a great resource for advice that is in the best welfare of the animal. We have listed all of these resources on this site here: Get Help In Your Town. If as a last resort you must hire a professional company, we do have recommendations. These companies typically provide services such as these:

PROFESSIONAL SKUNK TRAPPING: We specialize in safe, humane, spray-free skunk trapping and removal. Most of the time we use solid-walled traps, but sometimes cage traps are a better option. Wildlife trapping is a science - we employ several different traps depending on situation. From a lone skunk eating pet food, to a family of skunks living under your shed, we strive to effectively remove the target species only, without capture of stray cats or other animals. Often we are able to funnel the skunks out from under structures. Our knowledge of wildlife behavior ensures that the animals don't spray upon removal from your property. Our professional wildlife trappers are fully licensed and insured in their state of operation. We are all available, by phone, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Our group maintains an active community of communication and attend seminars and training courses to ensure the best practices, and ensure up-to-date training. We provide both residential and commercial services.

SKUNK PREVENTION & Exclusion: Skunks commonly set up a den under buildings, the most common of which are elevated homes, porches, sheds, decks, and even other architectural features like heating units. It is essential that the entire family is removed, and often part of the process involves blocking all entry/exit to the structure, and funneling the skunks out into a single trap or exclusion device. The most important step in the process, not just for skunks but for many species of wildlife that can live under your building, from groundhogs to raccoons to stray cats, is to install an exclusion barrier around the perimeter of the structure. Because many animals can burrow, we dig a trench around the structure, and install a heavy steel mesh into the ground and bending outward, which the animals are unable to dig under. We affix the steel mesh to the structure and often add lattice work for visual appeal, to keep skunks out permanently.

OTHER SKUNK SERVICES: Skunks often end up stuck in areas such as window wells or basements, which they can fall down, or inside garbage cans, or other areas. We are able to safely remove the animals without them spraying. In the event that a skunk has already sprayed under your house, or even some other place, such as your car, we offer professional odor control services to eliminate the bad smell from your property. We also offer dead skunk removal - often these animals will die under your structure, and the odor is very powerful. Skunks also like to dig up lawns, sod, and sometimes gardens in search of grubs or earthworms, and we offer lawn solutions to prevent this problem, in addition to trapping and removal of the animals. We can also consult on the fencing of gardens, keeping pet food indoors, and other preventative techniques. We perform one-time skunk removal, and trapping programs.