Albany Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - US Fish & Wildlife Department Services: (518) 431-4341

Free Albany County Animal Services: (518) 434-5091

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Albany: 518-874-0315

If you need skunk control in Albany, you have a few options. First, you can attempt to solve the skunk problem yourself by reading our do-it-yourself guide. If you need outside help, you can also call Albany County Animal Services to see if they have any free resources or help for you - however, they primarily deal with dog and cat concerns. You can also call a local Albany wildlife rehabber, as they are typically a great resource for advice that is in the best welfare of the animal. If as a last resort you must hire a professional company, we recommend Humane Wildlife Trappers of Albany at 518-874-0315. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Albany skunk problem - keep garbage secured, pet food indoors, and most of all when it comes to skunks, secure the perimeter of your shed, porch, deck, or house with a barrier - lattice or steel mesh is good, and it keeps New York skunks from going under the structure. If trapping and removal of the skunk is the only option you have, please do so with the help of a local agency or professional company who knows how to do it humanely and legally. Browse the resources of this site for more educational information.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Prevention: How to Keep Skunks Away
What to do with a skunk after I catch it?
Is it legal for me to trap a skunk?
How to remove skunk odor
Is a skunk active during the daytime rabid?
What does skunk feces look like?

Albany Skunk Control Information: Should I hire a "pro" or remove skunks myself?

No matter where you live, you can have a problem with skunks. Whether it is large or small, once you determine you have a problem with skunks, you want to solve it. First you will see or hear the tell tales signs of a skunk infestation. Maybe there are holes in your yard, chew marks around exterior baseboards, strange droppings scattered about, or odd noises in your attic. Whatever first clued you in gives you the first bit of information to use in identifying the culprit. Once you know what you have, you can decide how to deal with it. When removing a skunk from the equation, before it becomes a DIY project, consider these factors.

Size of the skunk- Is it small or too big for a trap

Location of the nest(s) - Will I have to climb into my attic or under my porch or some other dangerous area to chase it out?

How many are there? And do they have babies (this makes any creature vicious)?

Is there real danger involved- Is it vicious, does it carry diseases?

Is it too large for me to handle? (Banging a pot to scare off critters only works every time in the movies!)

Do I really want to deal with any of these problems when I can pay a trained professional?

For skunk and all wildlife removal in Albany NY, visit website to learn more.

Hiring a licensed, trained professional animal removal service gives you the peace of mind knowing that this person will get the job done quickly, efficiently, and with minimal mess and fuss. They will have the tools and knowledge to handle your skunk problem. These professionals are bonded to further protect you and your property and will not only remove the skunks, but also the awful mess they leave behind. A trained professional will give you advice on preventing re-infestation. Homeowners turn to professionals for other services like plumbing and electrical work on your home. Let a trained animal removal specialist take care of your problem, and know the job will be done right

Remember, for free services you can try (518) 431-4341 or (518) 434-5091, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!