Rochester Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Frogger Wildlife Consultants: (585) 355-0181

Free Monroe County Animal Services: (585) 428-7274

Humane Wildlife Trappers of Rochester: 585-267-5888

If you need skunk control in Rochester, 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 Monroe 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 Rochester 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 Rochester at 585-267-5888. To learn more about them or check their skunk removal prices, visit

In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Rochester 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?

Rochester Skunk Control Information: Skunks and all about the little stinkers.

We've all seen them. They are all around, even in the movies. Skunks. When you hear skunk, you typically think of them being black and white. They are thought of that way because it is the most common of colors for the animals. However, skunks can also be all white, brown and even tan in color-even though tan skunks are much rarer.

Skunks will eat just about anything and by doing so, it makes them an omnivore. Their diets change along with the seasons. So what it eats in the spring might not be the same as what it eats in the fall. They are scavengers of sorts and have absolutely no fear of humans. This means, if they think there might be something yummy in your house, they might try to get at it.

Typically speaking, skunks prefer to be alone. However, they have been known to den with other skunks in order to keep warm through the winter months. While they do not hibernate, they will hole up and remain stationary for long periods of time.

What is the one thing you think about when you hear the word skunk? That's right, their smell. These little stinkers are quite fierce without evening have to get fierce. What we mean is that the anal scent glands that produce the offensive odor is used as a defense mechanism. A horrific smelling, yet effective way in warning off predators. These little critters that can way anywhere from one and half pounds to sixteen pounds have scared off animals as big as bears and lions with their alarmingly accurate spray.

Though it is not uncommon for skunks to be out during the day, they typically move about more at night. The reason for doing so is that skunks have incredibly poor eyesight. They rely heavily on their sense of smell-which is somewhat ironic-as well as their keen hearing.

It has been reported that some skunks have lived to be around twenty years old. It's not overly common, though. In most normal instances, skunks live to be anywhere from six to ten years old.

Over the course of a year, skunks can have several mates, however, they can only reproduce in the spring. Once born the kits-baby skunks-remain with their mother until they are breeding age. This age is typically about one year

Remember, for free services you can try (585) 355-0181 or (585) 428-7274, but if you need to pay for professional help, check the prices at the website. Or follow our do-it-yourself guide!