Akron / Canton / Kent Skunk Removal
Frontline Animal Removal Offers Skunk Trapping and Removal
We have helped numerous clients in the Akron & Canton region with their skunk problems and we would like to help you too.
The most frequent skunk problem we help homeowner’s with is a skunk caught in a trap being used for groundhogs.
If you have a skunk in a trap:
- Don’t shoot it! It will most likely spray & discharging a firearm may be illegal where you live.
- Don’t leave it in the trap too long! Heat and the stress of exposure during daylight hours causes skunk to leak.
- Let the skunk out of the trap if you are able. This is the no cost way. Do this slowly and calmly. Utilize a cover.
- Call a pro! We’ll be happy to let it out or take it away; your choice.
Though unaggressive and quiet creatures, skunks have earned a bad reputation because of their defense mechanism: their wonderfully unique scent.
If you would like us to trap skunks from your property, we ask you to consider whether trapping is the right solution. Do you really have a skunk problem?
We often take calls from people who see or smell a skunk once and call. Remember, we must charge a set fee to place traps and check them. Then there is a cost for each pickup of a captured animal.
Catching a skunk that is not denning on your property is a gamble, at best, due to their vagabond nature.
- Do you see the skunks every day?
- Have you seen it going in and out of a den?
If you answered no to the above questions, having us set traps is probably a waste of your money. Odds are we will catch a skunk eventually but will probably catch raccoons and oppossums before that. More time spent on the job for us means a higher cost to you.
Skunks are in every neighborhood here in Northeast Ohio! And most of the time they are not problematic.
Seeing skunks once in a while is a given for most of us. If you are out past dark or get up before the sun, there is a much higher likelihood that you’ll see a skunk.
But, they rarely cause problems because they usually don’t move into people’s homes the way squirrels and raccoons do.
Nuisance animal removal is about targeting animals that have truly become a nuisance. We strongly discourage random, outside trapping for any species. What’s the point? Sure, there are always animals to be caught, but what will stop more from coming back to a backyard or neighborhood? The answer is nothing.
But, if you are seeing a skunk in a particular place every day or have found a den in/under/around your property, then you might have a potentially stinky problem. This kind of situation is one where we believe trapping is a benefit and not a waste of your money.
Some Skunk Tidbits
Interested in a very informing and entertaining video on skunks? Check out this Nature episode on skunks. Most telling for us is the number of dens a particular skunk in the video uses.
If a skunk has already sprayed, it has generally encountered a pet or unsuspecting person. They also smell (due to leakage) when they are sick, injured, or deceased.
To deodorize your pet , your clothes, or some property we suggest you forget the tomato juice recipes and high-dollar skunk specific products. Use our “How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell Solution” blog post.