Looking for a humane way to get skunks, raccoons, or other animals out of your house?

First, make sure the animals have a way to get out. Look for holes; leave a basement window open if necessary, with a board leading up to it if the window is high. Then leave ammonia-soaked rags in the area. Resoak the rags every day. To determine whether the animals have left, sprinkle a light coating of flour near any access openings, refreshing the flour anytime pawprints appear in it.

If several days go by without pawprints appearing, you can be reasonably certain the animals have left.

At that point, seal up openings. Be careful that no young have been left behind! We recommend waiting until late spring to evict animals, when babies are not so small and helpless that the mother can't relocate them.

Everyday Ways to Help Animals

Easy things you can do on your own to help wildlife, animals in labs, companion animals, and more.

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