Jersey City Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge: (973) 425-1222

Free Hudson County Animal Services: (973) 733-6294

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Jersey City: 973-607-2206

If you need skunk control in Jersey City, 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 Hudson 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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City at 973-607-2206. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Jersey City 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 Jersey 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?

Jersey City Skunk Control Information: Is It Legal for Me to Trap a Skunk?

If you are a self-sufficient type of person, you like to do things on your own. This may extend to trapping and relocating unwanted wildlife from your property. Most wildlife will just go about its business and not cause issues for you. They are probably just passing through on their way to find food and such. If, however, an animal has decided to set up house in close proximity to you, your home, and/or your family, you may be thinking one of you has to go.

All wildlife is useful in its own way. What may seem like a nuisance actually does play a part in the balance of nature. They may keep down the rodent population, consume plants they are invasive or poisonous to humans, or make other necessary contributions to the ecological function of nature. Trapping and relocating is preferable to killing encroaching wildlife. Remember, we're all in this life together. It is better to work with nature, rather than fight against it.

If trapping a troublesome animal, such as a skunk, is truly your only option, you may need to do some research. Different parts of the country and even your state may have different laws for handling wildlife. Trapping a skunk for relocation may be legal in some areas, but not in others. Furthermore, it may have to fall within certain parameters to qualify as legal trapping. Your local officials, such as game wardens or other wildlife officials, will know best what is and is not legal. They should be consulted before just throwing a trap out into the yard.

If you have discovered it is legal for you to remove the skunk yourself, make sure you get the appropriate equipment. There are humane traps that are easy to operate. A box propped on a stick probably won't get you the result you want. It may also take you a few days. Just make sure you know what you are attempting to trap before you set it. Also make sure you know what is in the trap before trying to relocate it. Different animals have different needs for their environments. Just because one type of animal is legal to trap, doesn't mean others are. Ultimately, you may just want to let the local officials handle it because they know what they are doing and have the proper authorization to deal with wildlife

Remember, for free services you can try (973) 425-1222 or (973) 733-6294, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!