Skunk Rehabber - Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center: (215) 249-1938
Free Lehigh County Animal Services: (610) 797-1205
Wildlife Trapping by A Wildlife Pro: 610-927-7792
If you need skunk control in Allentown, 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 Lehigh 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 Allentown 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 A Wildlife Pro in Allentown at 610-927-7792. To learn more about
them or check their skunk removal prices
, visit allentownpestanimal.com
Allentown Skunk Trapping and Removal
Preventative Repairs & Exclusion
Allentown Skunk Removal From Structures
In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Allentown 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 Pennsylvania 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?
Allentown Skunk Control Information: What do wildlife rehabilitators do with skunks?
Rehabilitators can take in injured adult skunks and orphaned baby skunks. They cannot take rabid animals! Rehabilitation centers are no-kill facilities that focus on saving hurt or abandoned animals, even skunks. These professionals are trained to help anyone with any wild skunk problems. In most states it is illegal to keep a wild skunk as a pet, even if you have found it and are trying to save it. Please contact a rehabber in your area. These professionals are trained in the proper care, feeding, and handling of different animals, and how to handle an emergency. A rehab/relocater will take the sick, injured, or abandoned animal to a safe place. The skunk will be given the proper care and attention needs to survive. When the skunk is healthy, and ready (at between 15 weeks and a 5 months) it will be released into an appropriate area where it will thrive.
If you find a dead mother with babies around, please do not pick up the wild animals if you don't have to. It is especially important that you never use bare hands. If you must touch them, use gloves. Put them in a box and immediately call a rehabber in your area. Avoid touching a wild skunk with bare hands even if feeding the skunk. It is preferable that you not feed the skunks at all unless you have spoken with a rehabber. If you have cannot find a rehabilitator in your area, call your local agriculture department for a referral. They can help you find the closest rehabber in your state. Keep the baby warm and comfortable as possible until you get to a licensed rehabber in your state.
Keep in mind that saving these animals is their JOB. Saving an abandoned animal is not a DIY job. Take advantage of the professionals in your area if you ever need help with a sick, injured or abandoned skunk
Remember, for free services you can try (215) 249-1938 or (610) 797-1205, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the allentownpestanimal.com
website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!