The City of Darien’s motto is “It’s a nice place to live” however it’s becoming a not so nice place to smell. My neighbors dog Lilly wanted to play with Pepe Le Pew and got to know Pepe got his name. My dog Charlie met Pepe twice last year.
When Charlie first met Pepe we inspected him while wearing rubber gloves and checked for signs of being bitten by the skunk. While my wife Lisa was making sure we didn’t need to make a trip to the veterinarian I was mixing a quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 teaspoons of dishwashing detergent.
The biggest thing to remember here is that a skunks spray is an oil base and you need to use the magic potion I mentioned first and then use water to rinse.
I called the City of Darien this morning to see what could be done about the skunks prior to getting tangled up with our dogs and I was given the following list of trappers.
ABC Humane Wildlife 847-870-7175
US Wildlife 630-432-4759
Trapper Nick Wildlife 708-218-0535
Also it helps to remember that skunks come out at night so make sure you keep your eyes on your pets when you are letting them out at night. Despite the pungent smell it’s a good life.