Skunk Proofing and Skunk Prevention

It’s not enough to just get skunks out. You have to keep them from coming back.

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Seal Skunks Out

Having skunks living on your property can be extremely disruptive. They spray pets with their smelly musk and can spread diseases that affect both humans and pets. Skunks ruin yards when they hunt for grubs by digging holes in the lawn.

Landmark’s structural exclusion experts install animal-proof barriers to keep skunks from digging beneath your deck, stoop, stairs, and shed.

  • Prevent skunks from burrowing under homes and foundations with underground barriers
  • Prevent skunks from entering patios with steel animal-proof materials
  • Install skunk-proof materials that prevent skunks from digging beneath porches
  • Seal skunks out permanently
  • We deliver peace of mind

Skunks have their place in nature, not under your house.


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What Can I Do If There’s a Skunk Under My House?

Skunks are among the best diggers in nature and they excavate burrows beneath sheds, stoops, decks, stairs, and patios. After your skunks have been removed, their empty burrows can be taken over by new skunks and other wildlife, creating more of a nuisance.

Landmark’s biologists and engineers will install animal-proof materials that cannot be breached by skunks and other wildlife. These underground barriers prevent future nuisance wildlife issues from affecting the health and safety of your home, family, and pets.

What is a Barricade-Style Trap Set for Skunks?

Landmark is a team of scientists dedicated to humanely mitigating the risks caused by human-wildlife conflict. For over 40 years we have perfected the best methods for keeping skunks from returning year after year. The best long-term results occur when, in addition to humane trapping, a plan has been made to also exclude skunks from the structure. In these instances, we use a special humane trapping method called a barricade-style trap.


This comprehensive process includes:

  • A trench is dug around the structure so that animal-proof steel can be installed
  • The opening to the skunk burrow is left unsealed
  • A humane skunk trap is installed at the entrance to the burrow and tightly affixed to the animal-proof steel so that the skunk must enter the trap
  • After the skunk has been removed, the burrow is sealed and the underground animal-proof barrier is completed

This process has many benefits for homeowners. Installing this underground barrier creates a long-term solution that prevents skunks and other wildlife issues from recurring. Wildlife issues will be solved more quickly while preventing the capture of non-target animals since only those animals living under the home will be able to enter the trap. Furthermore, since the barricade method prevents other animals from creating additional nuisances that require further trapping, this method is the most humane long-term solution.

Get Rid of the Skunk Smell

After a skunk is removed, their odor can linger. We apply a natural enzyme to dissolve the biological solids and help neutralize the unpleasant smell.

Pest Control for Skunk Parasites

Skunks can carry fleas, ticks, and other ectoparasites, and when the skunks are removed, their parasites can remain and migrate to other parts of the building in search of a new host. We apply treatments to help control these pests.

Want To Get Rid of Your Skunk Problem? Contact the Experts

Skunks carry diseases that affect people and pets, including rabies, distemper, and leptospirosis. Don’t let skunks ruin your home, risk your health, or destroy your peace of mind. Contact our experts to seal skunks out.

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Landmark’s Certified Experts Prevent Skunks from Coming Back

When skunks threaten your pets and property and invade your home, we make solving your skunk issue and skunk proofing your property against future skunk issues simple.

Knowledgeable Staff

Landmark’s technicians are individually licensed to humanely trap and remove animals from your home or property. Since 1976 we have been excluding skunks from properties just like yours with science-based proprietary methods that seal skunks out.

Scientific Techniques

Landmark is a team of scientists. Our biologists use the science of how skunks live, breed, and feed to humanely exclude them from structures. Our structural exclusion experts will quickly solve your skunk problem and seal future skunks out from being able to den on your property.

Comprehensive Service

We use skunk-proof materials to seal skunks out from under your home, stoop, stairs, deck, or shed. Our expertise allows us to get the job done quickly with materials warrantied against skunk intrusion. The result is a safer, skunk-free home.

Keep Your Home Skunk Free

Skunks have their place in nature, not under your home. Call today to schedule an inspection with a skunk-proofing specialist.


Protect your property and your health from any wildlife or pests. Our experts are trained to give you peace of mind.