How to Utilize Skunk Traps When trying to trap skunks, most people utilize skunk repellents which only work for as long as you utilize them. You must keep in mind while trying to trap a skunk that they are very much territorial animals. If you want to get rid of a skunk off your property, you need to utilize a trap while relocating the skunk to a more remote area. Capturing a skunk, even with a trap can sometimes prove quite challenging. The materials which you will need are as follows; skunk trap, pickup truck, remote location, sheet or towel and bait. Baiting instructions You want to utilize a live trap in capturing a skunk. Place the bait inside the trap. Baits which are popular with skunks are chicken entrails, canned fish and peanut butter. In placing the trap where you have viewed the skunk frequenting, ensure that you place the trap or traps against any and all openings which skunks enter and exit from. Skunks typically have numerous entrances to their dens therefore; keep this in mind when setting traps. Approach the trap carefully Once the skunk is in the trap, ensure that you approach the skunk trap very carefully. Place a sheet between you and the skunk. If you hear the skunk begin hissing, back away until the skunk is calmer. Do not allow the skunk to see you if at all possible Wrap the trap in a sheet. This does not allow the skunk to see you and if the skunk cannot see you, they more than likely will not spray you but there is always a chance the skunk will spray regardless when they become scared therefore, ensure that you carry the trap carefully. Summary Place the skunk trap in the back of your truck while taking the trap out to a more remote area and release the skunk. Set the trap down on the ground and open the trap door with the sheet still covering it. Take the sheet off carefully and run to a safe distance until the skunk decides he or she is ready to leave the trap.
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