Paterson Skunk Removal Resources

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

Free Passaic County Animal Services: 201-943-4019

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Paterson: 862-377-6541

If you need skunk control in Paterson, 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 Passaic 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 Paterson 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 Paterson at 862-377-6541. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Paterson 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?

Paterson Skunk Control Information: Should I Poison a Skunk?

Do not be alarmed if you happen to see a skunk strolling through your yard or poking around your garden. They are not confrontational animals and will more than likely go about their business. In fact, they aren't afraid of humans. However, if an occasion arises, and they become troublesome, do your best to relocate them as humanely as possible. Those stinky little critters are actually very helpful in taking care of smaller pests you do not want around.

When trying to remove a skunk from your property, killing them should not be a consideration. Most will relocate themselves with a little coercion. If they have set up a den in a less than preferable site, you can place things such as leaves or other light debris loosely in the opening. After a few days of digging it back out, they may become frustrated and move on. Used kitty litter can also deter them from sticking around too. Make sure you have checked the den for any babies that might not have followed Mom out, and then securely close up the opening to ensure they will not get back in. This also helps with keeping other critters out of the ready-made home as well.

Leaving something out, such as poison, with the hopes they will consume it should never be an option. It will cause unnecessary suffering for the animal, resulting in a painful and inhumane death. Seriously, do not do it. You also are unable to guarantee that someone else will not get into it as well. Fluffy might think it is something acceptable to consume, and then you are left having to explain to the kids why they need a new cat.

There is also the possibility of children stumbling onto the poison. If they consume it or it leaches into their skin, they will suffer terribly and can even die. Never, never, never leave poison out to take care of an unwanted wild animal. If you cannot humanely encourage them to leave and are not in the position to trap them yourself, contact the right people to do it for you. They will remove the problem animal with the appropriate tools and then find it a new home. All you will be left with is removing the smell. Treat the skunk like you would like to be treated, and you should be a-okay

Remember, for free services you can try (973) 425-1222 or 201-943-4019, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!