Skunk Control in Grand Rapids, MI

Stop Skunks from Stinking Up Your Michigan Home

The last thing you want after a long day is being sprayed by a skunk on your way into the house. However, if a skunk has invaded your property, this could very well be a reality. Our professional Michigan wildlife control technicians at Varmint Evictors, Inc. are experienced at locating and removing skunks quickly and safely. If you’ve noticed the telltale odor of a skunk, or you’ve seen a skunk digging under your deck or porch, call our Grand Rapids skunk removal experts immediately. We offer free, in-person estimates and offer same-day appointments when available, to ensure your home gets the service it needs, exactly when you need it.

Home Remedies for Skunk Odor Removal

Have you been Skunked? Well not to worry Varmint Evictors has the solution – literally – for just about anything to get rid of the horrible skunk smell. Remember, the sooner you act after you, your pet, or home have been sprayed by a skunk the better. Stay outside and keep the smell out of your home. A skunk's smell will quickly invade everything making it that much harder to get rid of. Here are some easy home remedies:

De-Skunking Your Pets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mix a 32-ounce bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a cup of baking soda and two teaspoons of liquid dish soap. Mix all the ingredients, in order, in a large container. Wet your pet and rub in the mixture. Let it set for about 10 minutes, then rinse and repeat if needed. Please DO NOT use the bottle of 16% hydrogen peroxide as it is very caustic and can cause skin to burn. Also, be sure to keep the solution away from your pet's eyes. You may also want to take your pet to the vet if they exhibit any unusual behavior.

Comprehensive Skunk Control for Your Property

Here are some steps to take to get rid of skunks in your yard

  • Identify the presence of skunks.
  • Remove attractants (e.g., pet food, garbage, birdseed)
  • Block access points to potential shelter areas
  • Install motion-activated lights or sprinklers
  • Use commercial skunk repellents
  • Set up humane live traps or seek professional help for removal

Removing Skunk Odor from People: Safe Practices

You have probably heard that tomato juice or even products like Febreze ® will get rid of the skunk smell. While these may help temporally, skunk smell will return fairly quickly. The good news is, you can use the same formula for pets for people however be sure to leave it on bare skin for only 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Use extreme caution and keep the mixture out of your eyes, mouth, and nose. You may need to repeat the process if necessary. If you have been sprayed in your eyes by a skunk, use clear water to flush your eyes, if irritation persists contact a medical professional right away. CAUTION: Do not store the leftover mixture. Mix with additional water and pour down a drain. The mixture will explode in a covered container. If your clothing has been sprayed directly it may have to be thrown away. Skunk smell in clothes can be washed using bleach if it is color safe and has not been sprayed directly.

Eliminate Skunk Odor from Your Home and Vehicles

This is for non-living things like your house, car, porch, garage, shed, home, etc. Mix 1 cup of bleach or vinegar and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap in 2-1/2 gallons of warm water. Apply to the area you want to get the skunk smell out of and rinse well with clean water. If the smell has transferred to your carpet, you may want to have them professionally steam cleaned.

Removing Wildlife Since 1996

Our family-owned Central Michigan company has learned a lot about how to best serve our community. In addition to skunk removal, we proudly remove other varmints, including bats, squirrels, rodents, birds, and more! Our Grand Rapids skunk control team is trained and certified and we continue to stay up to date on the newest tools and technology in the industry, ensuring you have the fastest and most effective services possible. We pride ourselves on keeping both your home and these animals safe, and always relocate wildlife like bats to a place that is far from your property and in an environment where they will thrive.

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At Varmint Evictors, Inc., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    “Definitely Recommend”
    This is a family run business. They were super helpful, informative, and worked quickly. There is a 2 year warranty for his work which I appreciate. I enjoyed James and his son. Would definitely recommend them for anyone with a bat problem.
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    We had a bat in our house and my husband reached out to James and he was out within a few days. They inspected the house, made a plan and were out within a week to get everything taken care of! James is very professional and good at his job. I highly recommend this business if you experience varmint problems!
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    James was very professional really educated myself about the bats! I would definitely recommend him to anyone! He was very prompt! He not only came out and fixed the problem with the bats getting on my house but went above and beyond what was expected of him … He made several trips to ensure the job was done right!! Thank you so much for your time!!!!
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    “Friendly, Knowledgeable and Responsive!”
    Had Varmint Evictors take care of our bat problems a couple of years ago. Recently noticed some roosting evidence on outside and James was out the next day to inspect and make sure we didn't have any in the attic. Friendly, knowledgeable and responsive. Absolutely recommend!
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    “Highly Recommend”
    I had Bats in my attic. Needed them removed and cleaned up. They came out inspected my attic. Made a plan. They got rid of the bats. Cleaned the attic. Removed all bad insulation. Replaced it. Start to finish did it all. I would highly recommend them.
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    We had bats in our garage of our cottage and in the attic. I called James at varmint evictors and he was there within a day or two and took care of our problem. Within about a week our bats were gone and no more messes and no more noises. Thanks James! I would highly recommend your service to anybody.
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    What a relief it was to find someone who could take care of our wildlife problems. James & Gage were friendly, knowledgeable & efficient. I would highly recommend this company.
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    “Thank you for your service!”
    Best critter control company in Grand Rapids, James is super informative, and educates his clients on different wildlife species and tips that can help you learn more about the animals. Thank you for your service you’re wonderful at what you do!
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