Critter Control of New Hampsire's Skunk Services

SkunkSkunk issues are at their high typically 3 times are year:

  • Mating season which is mid February through mid March
  • Birthing season May-June
  • Pre hibernation forraging in the fall when skunks dig up lawns looking for worms/grubbs usually end of October thru November.


Mating Season

During mating season skunks will seek out mates and often times homeowners will see tracks in the snow or be awoken to the smell of skunk spray. Skunks will spray when mating and males will sometimes spray when fighting. Skunks need only a 3"hole (they are a member of the weasel family and most of their size is hair) and often get under unprotected sheds, porches/decks, crawlspace and under mobil homes. During the mating season we live trap and relocate the animals.

Critter Control of New Hampshire does a fair amount of odor control using Odor Fogging machines and ozonators to remediate odors caused by skunks. After we have relocated your smelly visitors we will quote proper repairs to keep your skunks from returning. If it is the winter season with feet of snow out, we will return in the spring when we can see where and how the skunks have entered and quote to repair the areas.

Sealing foundation gaps, replacing and screening broken foundation vents and installing Burris Wire Screening around unprotected sheds/decks is the permanent way to keep this from happening again.

Skunk entry point      Skunk entry point

Birthing Season

During the birthing season we can either trap and relocate the entire family (mom with young) or when appropriate seal off the areas the skunks are using and install a one way valve, which allows mom and young the ability to exit, but not re enter. This can only be done when young are mobil (3 weeks or older). When trapping skunks, we always check for sex of animal to make sure we are not relocating a mother who may have young under a structure on your property.  The last thing we want is to separate a mother from her young. A lot of other wildlife firms may not do this small effort, but it makes sense for the skunk family and the homeowner (who does not want dead skunk babies under their home).

Pre hibernation

Fall in New Hampshire brings rains which saturates the soil and brings earthworms to the surface, skunks utilize the "easy pickins" as a chance to fatten up before winter. When skunks fortage in lawns, it can often look like a rototiller has been run across your lawn. Critter Control of New Hampshire will live trap and relocate your skunks from your yard.


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