Nassau County Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Nassau County Wildlife Removal Services: (888) 578-7277

Free Nassau County Animal Services: (516) 781-2052

Wildlife Trapping by Select Exterminating: 516-874-5040

If you need skunk control in Nassau County, 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 Nassau 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 Nassau County 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 Select Exterminating in Nassau County.

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Nassau County 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.

Nassau County Skunk Control Information: Where to Relocate

Clearly, a skunk living in or immediately around your home isn't exactly desirable. Maybe it is because you love all things Nature. Let's just assume that it isn't though. It's time for an eviction notice and you have a humane trap at the ready. So what are you supposed to do now? Well there are a few steps we can help you with in order to assure that your sanity as well as the skunk's safety remain intact.

Before setting the trap, you really need to make sure you know where to bring it once the skunk is in the trap. It does no good to have a skunk in a cage with nowhere to take it. If you are unsure where to take it, you can always call your local wildlife conservation department and they can point you in the right direction. You need to find a forested area. If you don't have access to an area like that, it may be best just to call someone who specializes in relocating wildlife. If, however, you already found a nice place for Mr. Skunk to live, then you may proceed.

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At this relocation area, make sure there are no other structures they may scurry right back into when you release them from the trap. You will just have to start the process all over again and it will be a huge amount of wasted time. If the location is somewhere like your backyard, make sure the release point is well away from your house, and also that all doors, windows, or openings are closed up. On the off chance it decides to spray, you don't want that making its way inside.

You may need to leave the trap open overnight to ensure the skunk leaves. They are nocturnal animals, so are most active at night. You don't want to keep the skunk in the trap for too long though. Try releasing it relatively close to the time you trapped it. If it hasn't left the trap by the next morning, despite having left the door open overnight, you may have to call someone with experience to deal with it. If relocating it is unsuccessful, keep the trap covered and call a professional right away to ensure the skunk is not unnecessarily harmed in the process. The faster you can rehome it, the faster all parties involved will be happy