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Skunk Removal & Control
Skunk Removal Traps, Repellent & Ideas for Skunk Bait
Skunks are not much different than other nuisance wildlife like raccoons, but they get a bad reputation because of their stinky defense mechanism. Besides the smell they may leave behind, skunks are destructive diggers and are highly susceptible to rabies. Getting rid of skunks is a similar task to that of rabbits, raccoons, and opossums, and other kinds of animal control, and learning more about these critters will help you to know how to get rid of skunks.
Skunks are, next to raccoons, one of the most easily recognizable wildlife animals. Most often you will see the striped skunk on the edges near a water source or near woodlands, along fences, farms, and often in lawns, cemeteries, and golf courses. Skunks use burrows abandoned by other animals like muskrats, foxes, badgers, and woodchucks or use any cover as den sites. They only have one litter a year, with four to eight young in each litter.
These striped critters will dig in yards and golf courses, causing annoying holes that can ruin grass. Skunks are omnivores, and they dig for grubs, larvae, and roots. They will also eat mice, rats, and other small rodents, berries, grains, and garbage when in urban environments. These animals are nocturnal, most often seen at dawn and dusk, and are docile and avoid conflict.
How to Get Rid of Skunks
Measures for skunk control are very similar to raccoon or opossum control. Habitat modification, exclusion, and trapping are the general methodology of getting rid of skunks.
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Skunk Traps & Bait
There are no registered repellents or toxicants registered for skunks, so trapping is the best way to get existing skunks out of your yard or property. Always check the laws in your area; it may be illegal for you to transport a skunk away from your property. Use live traps and bait them with canned or fresh fish, cat food, and peanut butter. Sometimes cats get trapped in urban environments, so use mayonnaise, dried fruit, peanut butter, honey or molasses on bread instead.
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