Trenton Skunk Removal Resources

Skunk Rehabber - Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge: (609) 924-5704

Free Mercer County Animal Services: (609) 989-3254

Wildlife Trapping by Conserv Wildlife Services: 609-456-0556


If you need skunk control in Trenton, 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 Mercer 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 Trenton 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 Conserv Wildlife Services in Trenton.



In many cases, preventative measures can solve your Trenton 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.

Trenton Skunk Control Information: Should I ever poison a skunk

It is obviously your primary concern to kill skunk in such a way so that its spray can be avoided. Frankly speaking killing skunk without getting sprays is something very difficult. The only way you can do it is to kill the animal from a considerable distance. In simple words you will have to kill the animal using rifle. Homeowners normally don't like the idea of killing the animal with firearm or any other weapon because it requires skill as well as expertise. In addition to this, for killing skunks you can also use poisons. However, there are many issues that are related to use of poison and most important of these in most areas it is not legal.

The use of poison kills the animal but it is a practice that can't be termed as humane in any sense. In fact, a great level of brutality is associated with it. Not only this, your pets and animals get exposed to a number of complications as well. Different kinds of poisons that can be used in this regard are being mentioned below

Anticoagulants and this includes bromadiolone, warfarin, brodifacoum etc. These have the potential of damaging capillaries and this leads to issues such as internal bleeding. The completion of this process normally asks for a few days. Worst part is that these are extremely painful for the animals.

Another common type of poison for killing the skunk is antifreeze. It is known for causing strong damage on cellular level in different tissues more specifically in kidneys, but also in many other organs of the skunk's body.

Cholecalciferol is another very popular poison that will produce hypercalcemia in the animal.

These were some of the common poisons that are used for killing the skunks, but the practice is never encouraged. A good method that can be used for getting convincing results is the lethal body trap. In these cases chances of getting sprayed are also reduced to a great extent. Good aspect related to trapping is that it is not a difficult task to handle. If you have decent information related to skunks, then it can turn into a task that can be managed easily. Trapping skunks in not difficult, but you need to explore your options before going ahead. If things are out of your hands or there is no basic information present with you, then call professionals for wildlife control