Skunk inside house lawn - Skunk Removal


Skunks, although often amusing in stories, can become a serious nuisance when they take up residence near your home, leading to unpleasant odors and potential health hazards. Immediate action through professional skunk removal is crucial to ensuring a healthy, safe living environment that coexists peacefully with local wildlife.

1. Health Risks

Protect your family’s health with expert skunk removal, reducing the risks of diseases and parasites commonly associated with skunks.

2. Home Safety

Defend your property from skunk damage to gardens, lawns, and foundations, preventing burrowing and scratching damage.

3. Cleanliness and Aesthetics

Improve your home’s cleanliness and appearance by eliminating skunk odors and disruptions, fostering a serene, odor-free environment.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we specialize in removing skunks safely and effectively, ensuring your space remains odor-free and welcoming. Here’s how we can help:

  • Humane Skunk Solutions: We employ the most humane and effective methods to manage skunks, prioritizing the well-being of both the local wildlife and residents.

  • Thorough Inspections: Our team diligently examines your property to identify signs of skunk activity, from burrows to damage areas, fully assessing each situation.

  • Long-Term Deterrence: We go beyond mere removal, developing strategies to prevent skunks from returning to your property in the future.

  • Safe for Everyone: All our methods are eco-friendly and designed to be safe for your family and the environment, ensuring that our interventions cause no harm.

  • Tailored to You: We recognize that each skunk problem is distinct. That’s why we devise a removal plan that is specifically tailored to your circumstances, ensuring effective results.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, our mission extends beyond mere pest control; we strive to deliver comprehensive solutions that address the unique challenges skunks present.

By integrating thorough evaluations, humane intervention techniques, and proactive deterrent strategies, we ensure your space remains inviting and skunk-free. Our commitment to precision and care in each phase ensures your property enjoys lasting tranquility and safety.


Got other unwelcome guests that aren’t skunks? At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we’re equipped to handle any wildlife or pest issue you might encounter:

  • All-Around Wildlife Solutions: Raccoons in the attic? Opossums under the porch? We manage all types of wildlife with care and expertise, ensuring they’re safely relocated away from your home.
  • Insect Infestations Handled: Facing an ant invasion in your pantry or bees buzzing around your yard? Our precise strategies keep them at bay, ensuring your home remains insect-free.
  • Rodent Troubles Taken Care Of: Discovering mice or rats in your basement? We’ve got you covered. Our rodent control tactics are swift, effective, and ensure your space stays rodent-free permanently.


Bats nesting in attic space

Skunks can be elusive, but identifying signs of their presence is key to timely intervention. Keep an eye out for these indicators:

1. Distinctive Odors

Be aware of the unmistakable scent of skunk spray, a common sign they’re nearby or have recently felt threatened in the area.

2. Visible Damage

Look for small holes or disturbed soil in your yard, gardens, or near your home’s foundation, which can indicate skunk foraging or burrowing activities.

3. Tracks and Trails

Notice tracks with five toes and visible claw marks, often found in soft soils or mud around your property, signaling their movements and frequent paths.


  • Very Severe Odor

  • Droppings

  • Damage of Property

  • Contamination of Property

Frequently Asked Questions

Our approach to skunk removal is defined by humane, innovative methods tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.

We’re committed to prompt service, usually conducting initial evaluations within 1-2 business days, although this can vary based on seasonal demand and our current workload.

Our team utilizes safe live-trapping and exclusion techniques to manage skunk presence effectively, always prioritizing eco-friendly practices.

Absolutely, family and pet safety is a top priority. Our skunk control methods are environmentally safe and will be fully explained to ensure your comfort and understanding.

We provide professional guidance on property care and modifications, such as securing potential entry points and reducing attractants, to help keep skunks at bay.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

Take Care Of Your Pest Problem Today

We service the entire Des Moines, IA metro area. Contact us today for the safe and efficient removal of your pest problem.

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Bobcat Wildlife & Pest were very helpful. They were prompt and went over and above in their service to us. We will definitely recommend them to our family and friends.
Krista B., via Facebook

Highly recommend this group!!! Within 24 hours of my “something stinks” panic call, one of the techs, Ronnie, was at our place taking care of the animals that found their final resting place in our vents… and patched it up so we wouldn’t have this happen again. On-time, efficient, and very knowledgeable!!

Kayla L., via Facebook

Bobcat Wildlife and Pest installed Incide PC™ insulation in our attic space. They were quick, quiet, and did a great job. Our home is warmer and more comfortable now. Well worth it!

Matt C., via Facebook

We had a pest problem and the entire team was very responsive! From the phone staff to Ronnie coming out to the property. He was very helpful in explaining our issue and how we were going to treat it. Thank you!

Nicholas D., via Google

If you are looking for someone who does a great job, is thorough, is dedicated to making your home a priority-Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management is you’re only source for pest management. Best of the Best!

Laura M., via Google

Our office is next to a restaurant so pest control is a constant battle. Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management were discreet and efficient. We have not seen any pests since working with them.

MW, via Yelp

I just wanted to email and let someone know how nice of a job Jared does when he comes out to treat the house. He always asks how things are and if I have any concerns. He checks things thoroughly each visit and addresses issues that need taken care of. He is very pleasant and professional.

Lindsay K., via Email