The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is a very common animal throughout Iowa. Skunks are very sociable creatures especially during the spring breeding season. We often get calls for skunks under decks and porches. During the summer we often get calls for young skunks in egress windows wells.

Despite our best efforts there is no possible way to guarantee that a skunk will not spray when trapped. However the vast majority if handled carefully and slowly will not spray.

If you or your pet gets sprayed by a skunk do not use tomato juice! The skunks spray is actually acidic and you need to use a base to destroy the odor. Here is the best skunk odor neutralizer i know of:

1 Quart Hydrogen Peroxide

1 Cup Backing Soda

1 Tablespoon Dish soap(Dawn is best)

Mix thoroughly and apply to skunked up areas. This mixture does not store and will break down so must be made as needed.

We are very experienced in dealing with skunk and the various problems they can cause homeowners.

Call 515-451-0843 for a quote or to talk to us about your problems