If there is a skunk hanging around the home this can be a big problem. Not only do they tend to be smelly creatures , they carry a number of diseases. Skunks can get into the trash and cause a big mess. A homeowner no longer has to put up with a skunk. There are some simple and humane ways to trap a skunk and have it relocated so it is no longer a nescience.
Humane Skunk Traps
If a homeowner has pets and leaves dog or cat food outside they should first start by taking the food in the house. Skunks are attracted to this food and will come close to the home to look for it. If that does not work a person can purchase or rent a live humane trap. A small amount of food is set inside the trap and it is place outside. Skunks tend to like canned tuna, cat food, bacon, or even a little bit of peanut butter on bread. The area around the entrance of the trap can be covered with some sticks . When a skunk enters the trap to get the food a door will close behind them. The skunk will be trapped inside but it will be unharmed. There are also covers that are made for these traps. If a skunk sees a person they will get sprayed. The cover will block the vision of the skunk so it cannot spray. Once the skunk is inside the trap a person can call the animal welfare society to come and pick it up. A skunk can be transported up to 10 miles away in this trap and then be released. Be sure to check the state regulations before releasing the skunk. They cannot be released near any areas that may cause them harm.
Skunks like to live under wooden structures. Sheds make perfect homes for skunks. If a person see an opening leading under their home or shed they need to check it for skunks. Once they make sure that the opening is open and clear it is best to seal it up. A board can be used to cover any open surface. A person should also use something to fill the hole so the skunk cannot get back in. This will mean the skunk will have to find another home and will no longer be on a person’s property. A person needs to go around their property and check all of the area under the sheds and make sure there are no other openings that the skunks can get into. This way they will have to move to a new spot.
These are just some ways in which a person can trap a skunk and remove it from their property. Skunks do carry disease and they should not be around humans. If a person has a skunk that is hanging around the best thing they can do is buy or rent a humane trap and relocated the skunk to another areas where is cannot be harmed.