Where should I relocate a trapped skunk?

Skunks are usually easy to trap. You should use a large cage trap in a raccoon trap size. Then set the trap in the area where the skunks like to frequent, ensure that the trap is firmly set on the ground, bait the trap with cat food or marshmallows, and put the cover over the top of the trap. If you have trouble with what to do, then you should hire a professional. The skunks should be handled carefully since it is possible that they can spray if they are caught within a trap. Dealing with or transferring a skunk is a dangerous challenge. There are different ways to deal with a skunk, but the trapping is most effective.

A live cage is the best trap for a skunk. It should be at least thirty inches long, ten inches wide and twelve inches high. You can find many types of this kind of trap at the market. Some people use a solid wall trap in order to catch the skunks, and this is a better option. The skunk is not able to see you while in such trap, so it will not spray at you.

With a trap, you will need bait to ensure that the skunks are caught. What to use is a trick question since skunks eat anything, but the most effective option is meat based like wet cat food. The marshmallows may also attract cats.

The trap should be set where you saw the skunks like under porches, sheds and decks. You may set the traps where the skunks will not have any other choice but to enter into a trap.

When you trap the skunk, it is important to prevent it from spraying. To do this, you will need to approach the skunk while holding a cloth like a bedsheet, blanket or towel. The skunk should not see you and you need to approach it slowly and gently.

When you have caught a skunk, it is time to transport it. You may take it to a wooded area, but it should be a place away from playing areas, pets and homes. You should drive it at least 5 miles away from where you caught it, but you have to ensure that it is in a place that has been approved if relocating is legal in your area. There are states that prevent skunk relocation.

You should not set skunk traps in March up to July or May until August. This is because these are the times the skunks have their babies and you risk trapping a mother that will leave its children behind. A live trap is a humane way that you may get rid of the skunks while protecting pets and family members from the noxious skunk spray.

Besides trapping and removing the skunk, you should also learn how to keep the skunks away from your property. You should prevent the rodent from accessing the garage or crawl spaces, reduce the food supply and store the pet food and bird seed in a sealed container.

Read more advice:

  • Skunk Trapping: How To catch a Skunk
  • What equipment is needed to trap a skunk?
  • What is the best bait to trap a skunk?
  • What should I do with a skunk after I catch it?
  • How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove skunks without trapping them
  • What are some humane ways to kill a skunk in a cage?
  • Is it legal for me to trap a skunk?

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