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Skunks stink, plain and simple. But that doesn’t mean that your home has to. If you have skunks Intrepid Wildlife Services can remove them safe and effectively with humane trapping techniques. Sometimes we will receive calls about skunks spraying the family dog or spraying below a porch or low hanging deck. They burrow under decks to seek shelter, nest and have young.

Skunk Removal Service Westchester, NY

Skunk Damage:

Aside from their smell skunks can wreck havoc on lawns during the Summer and Fall months when they search for larvae to eat. In addition they will create burrows which can undermine foundation and supports for decks, porches and crawlspaces.

Health Concerns:


If sprayed directly, can result in nausea, vomiting, temporary blindness and general disorientation.


The most common danger skunks pose to humans is the Rabies virus, an extremely fatal disease. Rabies targets the central nervous system and ultimately the brain resulting in death within days if left untreated. Because skunks tend to be aggressive and disoriented when confronted, it is important to minimize the chances that any humans or pets in the home may end up being bitten or scratched by the animal. Rather than confronting or attacking the intruder, call Intrepid Wildlife Services immediately for raccoon removal Westchester, NY. If you are bit by a bat seek medical attention immediately.

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Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Skunks breed in late February to March. Their young are born from late April into May with an average litter of 5 kits. In the summer to fall, skunks will damage lawns in search of larvae and other insects, which serve as their primary food source. Skunks often den under decks, porches and sheds. While skunks are considered a rabies vector, the most common problem associated with skunks is their odor.

Two Skunks removed from Westchester home


Skunk Removal:

In most cases we are called to remove skunks because of the odor. Usually skunks are found in window wells, below decks and porches and inside large holes which they use for dens. Because skunks are not adept at climbing they are often unable to get out of stairwells, window wells and other steep structures. Skunks are live trapped humanly and are then released in pre-designated areas away from your home.

Skunk Prevention:

Intrepid Wildlife Services can prevent skunks from denning under buildings and accessing other structures by closing off the area. Materials used include a high quality wire mesh, built to last for 10+ years. Additionally, we can provide exclusion solutions for window wells and out buildings. Call us today to learn more about our skunk removal Westchester services.

Odor Neutralizer:

This deodorizing solution really works and is safe for humans and pets.

  • 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • 1–2 teaspoons of liquid soap of dish detergent

Mix in a plastic bucket and wash affected area. Keep solution away from eyes, mouth and nose.