Skunk Removal and Control Richmond, Virginia
Here at Virginia Wildlife Pros, we are a licensed and insured wildlife removal and animal trapping company that delivers comprehensive skunk removal, skunk exclusion, skunk proofing, and skunk damage repair and cleanup in the Richmond, VA areas. Skunks are a top nuisance in our state due to their burrowing, digging, and pillaging habits, but also because their species is a leading carrier of the Rabies virus, which is fatal once contracted. Residence or business, it is wise to protect your property against skunk tampering and intrusions. Not only do skunks put our health and safety at risk, pets included, but they also pose the threat of structural damage and biological hazard exposure (urine, droppings, rotting food, related pests, etc.). Whether you have a skunk trapped in a window well, skunks digging up your yard, or skunks underneath the porch, our expert wildlife control operators have the experience, resources, and science-based strategies to safely address any nuisance skunk issue.

We use the latest technologies and top-of-the-line materials to remove skunks, seal up the exterior of the property to animal-proof the premises, repair and clean up the damage they left behind, and even implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) treatments for skunk-related fleas, ticks, mites, and more. Furthermore, our business adheres to the industry accepted standards and best practices, and operates within all local, state, and federal wildlife laws. As fully equipped and certified Richmond skunk trappers who guarantee their very best effort on all services, you can trust us to safely eliminate problematic skunks and help prevent them from coming back for good.

If you are dealing with skunk pest control problem, we have the safe and affordable solutions you need to get rid of skunks as fast as possible. Contact us at 804-292-0156 to speak directly with a knowledgeable skunk control operator for information on trapping and removing skunks. We serve residential and commercial properties throughout Richmond, including Henrico, Charlottesville, Midlothian, Glen Allen, and Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Skunk Damages and Threats

Although the Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius) is a State-protected species known to roam the Virginia wilderness, it is the Striped Skunk (Mephitis Mephitis) that tends to be the primary nuisance in urban and suburban areas. Besides emitting pungent odors that can stink up a mile radius, skunks are highly destructive and pose a long list of health and safety threats. Not only do skunks carry transmissible illnesses, such as Distemper, Roundworm, Parvovirus, Rabies, fleas, ticks, and mites, but they can also do a lot of damage to homes, buildings, landscapes, and more. They are often found burrowed under stoops, sheds, decks, porches, patios, and garages, but also inside rock piles, wood piles, and more.

Skunks like to enter holes in foundations to access inner areas of a home or building, like the crawl space and wall voids. They also burrow beneath porches, decks, patios, porches, and garages. It is not uncommon to find a skunk nesting inside of a window well or doghouse. Skunk nesting habits are messy and incredibly unhygienic. Their droppings and food scraps alone can bring about all sorts of bacteria growth and parasitic outbreaks, and even soak through insulation, wood, floorboards, cement, drywall, and more. An overabundance of skunk urine and feces can lead to wood rot, corrosion, pestilences, and lingering odors. These structural damages only get costlier and more invasive to repair the longer a skunk infestation goes unaddressed.

As an omnivorous species like us, skunks essentially eat what we eat, and then some. They are known to pillage and plunder everything from garbage cans and gardens to cornstalks, petfood, birdfeed, poultry eggs, and even beehives. They are also notorious for digging up lawns and golf courses in search of roots, grubs, and larvae. Skunk damages caused by digging and plundering are both unsightly and a mess to clean up, while sod and turf damage repair can be a costly and invasive project for home and business owners. Virginia Wildlife Pros knows how to get rid of skunks, repair the damages they cause, eliminate the stench, and implement the proper strategies and solutions to prevent them from becoming a nuisance critter problem in the future. Contact us today to request a free phone quote for comprehensive skunk damage repair and clean up services in Richmond and its surrounding counties. We serve all of Henrico County, as well as Chesterfield County, Hanover County, and Albemarle County.

Skunk Trapping and Prevention

Virginia Wildlife Pros understands that epidemiological circumstances, like population shifts and land over-development, have placed a heavy burden on local wildlife populations, including skunks. These factors and more have accelerated the demand for humane wildlife abatement, leaving private and public real estate owners looking for professional critter control service they can afford. For this reason, we are proud providers of full-service skunk trapping and prevention services in Richmond, Virginia. Our licensed and insured skunk trappers combine scientifically supported logistics and state-of-the-art barricade-Style traps to catch skunks and safely remove them from your premises. Not only do we handle an immediate skunk problem, but we also conduct site and structural inspections to identify current and future wildlife intrusion concerns. However, skunk removal is just part of the job. When it comes to keeping skunks off your property, you can consider us experts. We use a concentrated approach to animal proofing and control to seal out skunks and other nuisance wildlife, long-term.

Beginning with a thorough inspection of your premises and edifice, our Richmond VA skunk control operators will locate and identify all structural jeopardies that have allowed skunks access or could in the future. By sealing and repairing these vulnerable points of your home or building, we can animal-proof against skunk intrusions in crawl spaces, foundations, and below garages and porches. We use premium materials like underground steel barriers and commercial-grade enzyme treatments to get the job done safely and as quickly as possible. In addition to skunk control diagnostics and skunk proofing, we also endure long-term protection by recommending a list of relevant habitat modifications that keep skunks out. This includes securing your gardens, removing outdoor food sources like pet bowls and trash bins, installing motion-detection or automatic lighting, and making a non-toxic skunk repellent using peppermint essential oil, lemon juice, or putrescent whole egg solids.

You shouldn’t have to deal with nuisance skunks on your own though. Our wildlife control techniques are designed to provide permanent solutions at affordable prices. Virginia Wildlife Pros has spent years cultivating and improving the best possible methods to effectively get rid of skunk infestations in Richmond, Virginia and clean up the odorous mess they leave behind. We take every job very seriously, analyze each variable, and come up with the best solution for the situation at hand. We serve residential, commercial-industrial, and municipal properties throughout Henrico County and beyond. Contact us to learn more about our getting rid of skunks in Richmond, or to schedule an on-site assessment or inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skunks
How Do You Remove Skunk Spray Odor on Dogs?
If your dog has been sprayed by a skunk, you are now part of a very big club. This is a common occurrence because dogs tend to be curious adventurers. They like to sniff rearends too, which is where a skunk displays their odorous threat. Not to worry, as there are some effective ways to wash out that pungent skunk smell from your dog. If you do not wash out the skunk spray, the odor can last for weeks. We recommend doing this outside, if possible, as it is a smelly job.

You will need ¼ cup baking soda, liquid dishwashing soap, 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide, dog shampoo, and a lot of clean water. Combine the baking soda, liquid dishwashing soap, and hydrogen peroxide in a large bowl, then apply generously to your dog’s coat. Rinse well with clean water and then shampoo your dog as you normally would. Repeat this entire process as many times as it takes to eliminate the smell.
Can a Skunk Give My Dog Rabies? Cat Too?
Yes, a skunk can transmit the Rabies virus to people and other animals. If you or someone you know is bitten or scratched by a skunk, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and contact your physician immediately. Rabies post-exposure vaccinations may be necessary. Consult with your local health department or physician for additional information.
How Much Damage Can a Skunk Do to My Property?
Skunks are not solitary. They usually live in groups of large families. So, the sooner you can stop a skunk infestation, the less damage and threat will result. They can damage wooden structures, soil composition, foundations, underground utilities, lawns, gardens, trashcans, poultry coops, and more. Their droppings are highly unhygienic and come with their own set of health concerns. Overall, their scope of destruction depends on their numbers and the length of time they’ve had access to your property.
What are Some Signs of Skunks Nearby?
Are you asking yourself, “what dug holes in my yard last night?” The most common sign of a skunk presence is digging. This includes holes in your lawn or yard, usually appearing as 3 to 4 inch cone-shaped cavities, or patches of upturned earth or turf. However, many other animals will do this too, including dogs and raccoons. Other common signs of skunk activity include claw marks, missing garden goods, persistent skunk odor, and trash tampering.

Request Skunk Control Service

As a licensed and insured wildlife removal company, our mission is to safely resolve nuisance animal conflicts while providing first-class customer support. Our expertise stems from our years of hands-on experience and our unbreakable commitment to the highest standards of excellence in the animal pest control industry. When you are ready to stop skunks and protect your property from skunk damage, we are here to help with full-service solutions. Contact us at 804-292-0156 to get started with a free phone quote or to schedule an on-site assessment for skunk control service in Richmond, Virginia. We serve all of Richmond, including Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, and Charlottesville.



2708 Hanover Avenue Suite 8, Richmond, VA 23220