Wild Things LLC ®  Fairfield County Connecticut wildlife control and trapping

Stamford 203-602-3343           
Norwalk 203-854-4848           
Stratford 203-375-1211

Skunks

Did we hear you right? You said "I have a skunk in my basement!!!"
Well you might have more than 1 skunk in your basement. Sometimes it is a whole family of skunks.
Help I have a skunk under my porch!!!!
Help my house smells like a skunk!!!!
Help I have a skunk using my pet door and then destroying my house!!!!
Help I have a skunk and her babies under my deck!!!
Help I have a skunk and her babies under my shed!!!
Help I have a skunk in my garage!!!!!
Help I have a skunk stuck in my basement window well!!!!

Well we have heard it all about skunks, and we can help solve your skunk problem.


We service the following Connecticut towns for skunks: Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich

We can trap skunks and skunk animal proofing ( wire mesh barrier ) around your deck, shed or porch.

We can provide skunk odor elimination in an entire house with high tech air purifying equipment

To trap and remove skunks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Management of Nuisances: Skunks are one of the most common sources of wildlife problems experienced by Connecticut homeowners. Skunks will dig up lawns and gardens searching for insect larvae and grubs. Skunks leave cone-shaped, divot-like holes, three to four inches in diameter and may also turn over larger pieces of sod. Controlling lawn grubs may reduce skunk damage to lawns. To trap and remove skunks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211


Turtle nests are also dug up by skunks searching for the eggs. Skunk predation on turtle eggs can account for a significant portion of egg mortality. Eggs of ground nesting birds will also be eaten if encountered by skunks.

Skunks will raid garbage cans for a variety of food scraps. Garbage cans should have tight-fitting lids and should be inaccessible to wild animals. To trap and remove skunks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Skunks which have taken up residence under the porch or house can be excluded by covering all foundation openings with woven wire fencing. One opening should be left uncovered until no skunks remain under the building, such as when they have left to feed in the evening. This can be verified by seeing the skunks leave. You must be careful when using this technique since sealing burrows from early May to mid-August may leave young skunks trapped inside. Wild Things will ensure all animals are out before sealing the final opening. Because skunks are adept at digging, all fencing will be buried. Fencing will also help keep skunks out of gardens because they are not good climbers. To exclude skunks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

If a skunk happens to find its way into the basement or garage, call Wild Things and we can can remove skunks fast. To prevent future problems with skunks or other curious animals, keep basement and garage doors closed.

Skunks often become trapped in window wells. To remove skunks from window wells in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211


Because skunks can carry rabies, they can no longer be live-trapped and relocated. Animals that appear sick or that are acting abnormally should be avoided. The following symptoms may indicate the presence of rabies or other neurological diseases in mammals: unprovoked aggression, impaired movement, paralysis or lack of coordination, unusually friendly behavior and disorientation. If you see this behavior, avoid the animal and notify your local animal control officer.

Skunk Habitat: Fields, fencerows, wooded ravines and rocky outcrops. May also be found under buildings, in culverts and near garbage dumps.
Skunk Weight: 6 to 14 pounds.
Skunk Length: 21 to 26 inches. Males are somewhat larger than females.
Skunk Diet: Insects (especially grubs), small mammals, earthworms, snails, grains, nuts, fruits, reptiles, vegetation, amphibians, birds, eggs, carrion and garbage.


Identification: The eastern striped skunk’s body is covered with fluffy black fur. It has a narrow white stripe up the middle of the forehead and a broad white area on the top of the head and neck, which usually divides into two stripes continuing along the back. The long, bushy tail is a mixture of white and black hairs. Some skunks have more white than black hairs. Skunks have a small head, small eyes and a pointed snout. Their short legs and flat-footed gait makes them appear to waddle when they walk. Sharp teeth and long claws enable them to dig in soil or sod and pull apart rotten logs in search of food.

Range: The eastern striped skunk occurs throughout Connecticut and all of the towns in Fairfield County, and the prefer to live in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford and Milford. The skunk is common throughout Connecticut, although they are less common in the mountainous regions in the northwestern portion of the state.

Reproduction: Mating of skunks takes place during late February and early March. After a gestation period of 62 to 68 days, an average of six blind and helpless young skunks are born between late April and early June. At three weeks of age, young skunks open their eyes and begin crawling. At seven weeks, skunks begin to venture out with the female skunk and are able to spray musk; they usually disperse during the fall of their first year. Adult male skunks are generally solitary except during the mating season.

History in Connecticut: The eastern striped skunk is adaptable to a wide range of habitats but prefers areas of open fields with low, brushy vegetation. Early farming in Connecticut probably increased the suitability of habitat for skunks. As farms were abandoned in the late 1800s, the reverting fields continued to provide good habitat for the striped skunk. But as this habitat progressed to mature forest, it became less suitable for skunks. The ability of skunks to adapt to various habitats has been advantageous to their populations over the years. The skunk's adaptability allows it to live in urban and suburban areas with only remnants of undeveloped land. To trap skunks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Interesting Facts: The skunk is a member of the Mustelid family, which includes weasel, mink, marten, fisher and otter. Mephitis mephitis, the skunk's latin name, translates appropriately into "bad odor." All mustelids produce a strong smelling liquid from scent glands. However, the skunk is the only member which can spray its scent as a defense mechanism. The skunk scent glands that provide this unique method of defense are deeply embedded in muscles located on either side of the rectum. These skunk glands secrete a sticky, yellow fluid, the main component of which is butylmercaptan. The skunk is a good marksman and can spray accurately up to 10 feet or more. Skunks are mild tempered by nature and will not defend themselves by spraying unless they are provoked. skunks will usually stamp their front feet and arch their tail up over their back as a warning before spraying. If confronted by a skunk in this position, it is best to make a slow, quiet retreat. A skunk’s spray is normally directed toward the eyes and may cause temporary blindness and nausea. Rinsing eyes with water will help restore vision.

Skunks are primarily nocturnal, although they are occasionally active during the day. Skunks usually spend the daylight hours sleeping in their underground burrows. Skunks may dig their own burrows, but they prefer to use natural cavities among rocks, or under stone walls, logs or buildings. Skunk will often use abandoned woodchuck burrows. Most skunk burrows are six to 20 feet long and reach three to four feet underground, with two, three or four chambers. During winter, skunks sometimes den with other skunks.

Skunks are classified as a furbearer for which regulated trapping is allowed. The value of pelts and the level of harvest have fluctuated over the years. In the 1930s, skunk pelts were particularly valuable due to an increased fashion trend to wear fur garments and a decreased amount of fur available from other furbearing mammals. To trap skunks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211

Here is Connecticuts wildlife informational Skunk Fact Sheet

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More facts and information on Skunks and the trapping and removal of skunks

We are members of The Connecticut Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (founding member) and The Wildlife Society. We service the following Connecticut towns: Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich 1655 north ave stratford ct 06614 USA
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