The web is full of information on skunk removal. I am here to tell you some real information about the subject. I have realized many people do not want to know how to do skunk removal and others canít afford to take care of skunks living under their homes or decks. So this is for those who want to know how to remove skunks from a professionalís point of view.
Important Legal Skunk Removal Information:
There are some legal matters that must be discussed before performing skunk removal. In many states
there are laws in place on skunk trapping. For example in the state of
Determine the location that you are trapping:
Placement of the trap is crucial for success. If you are trapping skunks from under the home and you have a single hole then place the trap right at the hole to make the best attempt for the skunk to find the trap. Use fencing to corral the skunk towards the trap. Fencing is a way to keep the skunk within the area of the trap opening and not allowing the skunk to wander; this will ensure a quicker skunk removal.
Proper skunk trap selection:
A skunk trap or a raccoon size trap is a good selection for skunk removal. Make sure the trap is covered before the trap is set. This will put the captured skunk out of the elements and it will put the skunk at ease for transportation. It will also help prevent from being sprayed.
I would not recommend any foot hold traps or conibear style traps for skunk removal. They will catch the skunk but the animal will be stressed and potentially could spray. Since these traps are placed on the ground non target animals may be captured and if a conibear is used then the non target animal will be killed or the skunk will most likely spray if not set properly.
Baits or lures are used to capture the skunkís interest to bring the skunk to the trap thus allowing the skunk to be captured. We are not out to capture all animals in the area so skunk specific type baits and lures should be use to allow best attempt to capture the nuisance skunk and not all the neighborhood skunks, cats and raccoons. My favorite bait to use for skunk removal is Rosebud and SKB, with a trailer of mini marshmallows.
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