Skunk Removal Services

Skunks are opportunistic omnivores that use their acute sense of smell.

Skunk Removal Services

Skunks are mammals native to North and South America that are known for the pungent, unpleasant odor that they spray to thwart potential threats (read: your dog). Skunks are opportunistic omnivores that use their acute sense of smell to seek out and dig up a tasty meal. Skunks are burrowers and they will den under sheds, decks, or porches. Our team offers Block-Outs to prevent skunks (and other wildlife) from burrowing under unwanted areas. If you see a transient skunk in your yard, it is unlikely to cause a problem. However, a skunk living on the property could potentially spray pets or children if they come into close contact.


Our technicians are certified Advanced Wildlife Control Operators. We understand the wildlife that we work with to deliver effective skunk removal solutions for homeowners and businesses.


We don’t just remove skunks; we also repair the damage and provide exclusion to prevent skunks from burrowing under sheds, decks, or other out-buildings.


All our exclusion holds a 2-year warranty to ensure that once we remove the skunks, they stay out.

Skunk Facts

Skunks can spray up to 12 feet away

If a skunk is giving you warning signs, slowly back away.

Skunks are nocturnal

They sleep in dens lined with leaves during the day and they come out at night in search of plants, grubs, or small rodents to eat.

Skunks don’t hibernate

Skunks will hole up in dens for the winter, but they do not go into a true hibernation state.

More on skunk removal

While many are familiar with that skunky smell, it may come as a surprise that skunks are quite hesitant to use their notorious defensive weapon.

Skunks only carry enough of the chemical for 5-6 sprays, and it can take about 10 days to produce another supply. A skunk will only spray as a last resort after other warning signs have gone ignored, such as stamping their front feet, short charges, and hissing. Skunks are docile creatures, and they are unlikely to attack if left unprovoked.

Skunks are burrowers and they can cause damage to outbuildings, decks, and even the foundation of your home if large burrows are left unchecked. Deterrents alone are an ineffective remedy to a skunk problem. If you suspect you have a skunk problem, call our team of professionals today.

Got Skunk Problems?

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1 Sweet Fern Lane Coventry, RI 02816

Phone: (401) 601-9390