Critter Control of New Hampsire's Skunk Services


Skunk issues are at their peak typically 3 times per year:

  • Mating Season: mid-February through mid-March
  • Birthing Season: May-June
  • Pre-hibernation foraging in the fall when skunks dig up lawns looking for worms/grubs: Usually end of October through November


Mating Season

During mating season, skunks will seek out mates and often times homeowners will see tracks in the snow, or be awakened 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) for entry and often get under unprotected sheds, porches, decks, crawlspaces and under mobile 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 skunk(s) 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 then quote repairs for the affected 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 the mother and young to exit, but not reenter. This can only be done when young are mobile (3 weeks or older).

When trapping skunks, we always check for the sex of the 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 forage 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 skunks from your yard.

Contact Critter Control of New Hampshire today for an effective and humane solution to your skunk problem:

Nashua | Manchester (603) 424-7452

Salem (603) 898-7452

Portsmouth | Kittery (603) 431-7452


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