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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. skunk removal skunk trapping Skunk Control

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Here is Connecticuts wildlife informational Skunk Fact Sheet
 

Wikipedia skunks in Connecticut skunk trapping
 

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

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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!!!!
 

We  service the following Connecticut towns for skunks: Milford, Stratford,  Trumbull, Shelton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston,  Westport, 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.

 

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
 

Wikipedia skunks in Connecticut skunk trapping
 

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

Skunk control skunk removal skunk trapping skunk odor elimination

Skunk control skunk removal skunk trapping skunk odor elimination