The Skunk Whisperer®'s methods, philosophy and mission statement were developed by founder
Ned Bruha, and are the result of years of experience working directly with wildlife, and a desire
to find cost-effective, long term solutions that are beneficial and kind to both clients and wildlife.
"To utilize, improve, elevate and advocate cost effective,
eco-responsible wildlife damage remediation and prevention methods allowing humans and
wildlife to co-exist without conflict."
The Skunk Whisperer® intends to "raise the bar" for wildlife control methods and standards,
encouraging the general public and the industry to utilize wildlife removal methods that do not hurt
animals or pocketbooks as much as repeatedly trapping vs. fixing the root problem.
With the help of social media, and the news coverage and awards that The Skunk Whisperer® has
received, Bruha has been able to share his story and bring his message to millions around the world.
The root problem
is typically going to be the three big wildlife attractants: food, water and shelter. If you eliminate
or alter one or more of those three things correctly, wildlife problems disappear naturally.
Do you really want to pay a wildlife control company
to repeatedly trap auto-replenishing wild critters? Those animal damage repairs may be more
intensive than you realize. You have choices - a
temporary solution for that raccoon or the bats in your attic, the skunk under your deck, opossum
under your shed or rats in the crawl space - or a long term solution.
Our work provides a permanent and guaranteed solution for all your wildlife problems.
Outstanding service is an important part of our company's mission, and that means a fleet of
vehicles that can carry the proper equipment and get to customers fast.
Because of Bruha's type-A personality and high energy level,
guerilla marketing attracted him and Bruha's skunk striped vehicles were soon to follow. Today you can see
these vehicles in all shapes, sizes and speeds - attracting
clients across the state of Oklahoma to a unique, long term solution for all their wildlife dilemmas.
How Our Philosophy Developed
Years ago, Ned Bruha started "Bruha's Nuisance Wildlife Control, Inc."
before he deployed to Afghanistan. In the beginning, Bruha set live cage traps for squirrels,
raccoons, opossum, skunks, rats and other animals invading sheds, decks, crawl spaces and attics.
Bruha would point at the hole that the wild animal critter was using and tell the client
"you need to get that fixed". Because he was so busy trapping and relocating animals,
he would refer the repairs to a local handyman.
Skunk Whisperer installing bat house on a client's home to humanely help control bats.
As time went on, Bruha realized that he continually had to go back to the same homes and businesses
and trap more wildlife all the time, so he started doing repairs for his clients.
One of the repairs was a type of barrier that kept animals from digging under
foundations and sheds, called a "hardware cloth bury". Bruha tore his shoulder
in 9 different places doing this hard work, and could no longer easily do all of
the ladder lifting. At the same time, Bruha realized that trapping and relocating
the wild animals and critters was not only not truly helping his clients, but it was
bad for the animals due to research proving such.
With Bruha's torn shoulder and excitement to expand the business after getting back from an Army deployment,
Bruha hired his first employee and changed the name of the company to The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc.
"The Skunk Whisperer" started as a nick-name, but because the business no longer focused primarily
on trapping animals as part of the company's nuisance animal solutions, friends and clients encouraged Bruha to
change it to what it is today - The Skunk Whisperer®.
Areas We Service
The Skunk Whisperer is happy to serve most locations in the state of Oklahoma
from Ada to Zena. Currently, we operate out of two locations, one in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City.
For more information please visit our page on
Oklahoma Wildlife Issues where you
will find information on the most common kinds of calls we get from specific towns in Oklahoma.
It makes for some very
interesting reading and can help you know what kind of wildlife to watch for in your area.
Oklahoma City Skunk Whisperer Chris Greenlie
If you are outside of Oklahoma, please contact a humane wildlife management professional in your area.
You may also wish to browse our site for valuable information that may be able
to help you with your existing nuisance wildlife control problems and requirements. Sometimes a problem
is simply a matter of doing some minor repairs that you can take care of yourself.
We will soon be adding additional offices to meet the high demand for our humane wildlife management services.
Humane wildlife control, pest control and prevention, done right the 1st time.
Please help support our friends at
Wild Heart Ranch - a 501(c)(3) wildlife rehabilitation facility. Even the smallest of donations
can help save an animal's life. You can donate above or visit
WildHeartRanch.org to learn more.