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The District provides inspections and assistance to reduce the likelihood that humans come in contact with skunks because they are a vector of rabies. Upon the first visit, the technician will inspect the property to determine if a skunk has taken up residence.

To request a skunk inspection, call 925-771-6186 or request service online.

If trapping is necessary, the technician will provide guidelines and policies set forth by the California Fish and Wildlife code to help capture the target skunk.

If you smell a skunk, see a skunk passing through the yard or your pet has been sprayed by a skunk while on your property, please note these occurrences alone do not meet the District's criteria and District employees will not trap nor remove a skunk from your property.

Skunk Prevention Brochure