You don’t want to run into this animal rear-end first. Skunks are well-known for their repulsive and intense spray they can release as a defense mechanism. Covered with black and white fur, skunks have an excellent sense of smell and hearing. However, they have very poor vision. Skunks are also great diggers that will tear up lawns looking for grubs. They are also very body-heavy, making them very slow-moving animals. 

HOW TO GET RID OF SKUNKS?

  • 1. Skunk Problem

    Skunks can cause several problems for homeowners. Skunks will often live underneath decks, sheds, porches, and garages, causing potential structural damage. Getting sprayed by a skunk is never fun, and it is very tough to get the smell out of your clothes and skin. These nocturnal animals are also common carriers of rabies and can tear up lawns looking for worms and grubs.

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the skunk 30+ miles away from your home. We have special skunk traps that are hard-covered to prevent pets from being sprayed if they are found wandering over by the cage. Our technicians rarely are sprayed by skunks. We have had a lot of experience handling skunks – catching over 500 skunks each year!

  • 3. Prevention & Repair

    The final step when dealing with skunks is to fill up their old burrows with dirt. Our technicians may also suggest a deck trench to prevent future animals from digging underneath your deck or shed.

  • 4. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day. 

Skunks can cause several problems for homeowners. Skunks will often live underneath decks, sheds, porches, and garages, causing potential structural damage. Getting sprayed by a skunk is never fun, and it is very tough to get the smell out of your clothes and skin. These nocturnal animals are also common carriers of rabies and can tear up lawns looking for worms and grubs.

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the skunk 30+ miles away from your home. We have special skunk traps that are hard-covered to prevent pets from being sprayed if they are found wandering over by the cage. Our technicians rarely are sprayed by skunks. We have had a lot of experience handling skunks – catching over 500 skunks each year!

The final step when dealing with skunks is to fill up their old burrows with dirt. Our technicians may also suggest a deck trench to prevent future animals from digging underneath your deck or shed. 

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Skunks?

Call: 262-242-4390

Or send us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Skunks are omnivores and will eat berries, insects, earthworms, grubs, small rodents, eggs, and food scraps in people’s trash. 

Skunks can be found throughout Wisconsin in both rural and urban areas. They will live in brushy areas near forests, open pastures, burrows, and underneath decks, porches, garages, and sheds. 

The breeding season for skunks occurs from February to March. Baby skunks are born in spring to mid-summer with a litter size of about 2-10 babies. The largest litter of skunks we’ve caught was 13 babies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

A skunk’s spray can reach as far as 10-15 feet. Skunk spray is so powerful that its smell can be identified by humans up to 4 miles away.

SKUNK - QUICKLINKS

Skunks Underneath Decks & Sheds

Skunk Diseases
Rabies & Skunks

Do Skunks Hibernate?
Skunk Spray