Skunk Removal and Control

Skunks are easily recognized and plentiful in Central Pennsylvania. Their spray can extend to 12 feet, burning the eyes of an attacker or curious house pet, causing temporary blindness. The stench is overwhelming and can take months to remove from anything the oily musk spray reaches. Nuisance Wildlife can humanely remove skunks from your surroundings without any release of odor and help keep the skunks away from your home and outdoor living area.

Skunk Removal in Harrisburg PAAbout Skunks

Skunks are nocturnal omnivores, eating virtually anything…worms, small rodents, lizards, frogs, insects, grubs, carrion, berries, roots, garbage and pet food. Skunks breed during February and March and have litters of 5 to 10 kits, who stay with their mothers for up to a year.

Skunks can burrow under porches, decks, sheds and under crawlspaces. Surprising a skunk during nocturnal activity can result in an unwelcome spraying incident for people and pets. Skunks will also dig holes in gardens and lawns in search of food and can cause considerable damage.

Skunk Diseases

Skunks can carry canine distemper, rabies, and many other parasites that can infest people and pets. They can also spread diseasesthrough contact with feral cats. If their smell is not disturbing enough, the threat to your family and home from diseases certainly should be.

Professional Removal and Control of Skunks

Skunks should always be removed from the premises by trapping and disposal. The law demands that skunks be euthanized in all cases to prevent rabies in humans and domestic animals. Please call Nuisance Wildlife at 717-732-8099 to safely remove skunks while protecting you, your pets and property.

Your property should then be “skunk-proofed” to keep them away by:

  • Sealing all areas under decks, porches and sheds, and other areas where they could potentially burrow and makes their home
  • Treat lawns and gardens for grubs and small rodents
  • Do not feed pets outside or leave food or garbage in the open
  • Do not put food into exposed compost piles
  • Seal access to garage — especially if you store pet food there

Service Areas

We offer skunk control and removal in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Duncannon, Enola, Dillsburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Lemoyne, Wormleysburg, Hershey, Marysville, Hummelstown, Steelton, Middletown, Highspire, Halifax, Dauphin and other areas within a 25 mile radius of the Harrisburg area.

We provide skunk control and removal in Dauphin County which includes Lower Paxton Township, Middle Paxton Township, Susquehanna Township, Derry Township, Swatara Township, Lower Swatara Township, East Hanover Township, West Hanover Township, South Hanover Township, and Londonderry Township.

We provide skunk control and removal in Cumberland County which includes East Pennsboro Township, Hampden Township, Lower Allen Township, Upper Allen Township, Middlesex Township, Silver Spring Township.

We provide skunk control and removal in Perry County which includes Rye Township, Penn Township.

We provide skunk control and removal in York County which includes Carrol Township, Newberry Township, Fairview Township, Monaghan Township.

Please call Nuisance Wildlife at 717-732-8099 and receive a FREE Phone Consultation for immediate humane removal of the offending creature. We have the experience to safely remove nuisances and keep them from coming in contact with you and your family.