How to Make a Skunk Trap

Skunks aren’t exactly rodents you’d call friendly, and you sure don’t want them hanging around your home or business. However, getting rid of a skunk isn’t as simple as some would think, particularly when the skunk has set up home nearby your property. You’ll need to buy a skunk trap to help you get rid of the rodent, or hire a professional for the job. As you might imagine, many people opt to hire someone to rid the skunk from their home or business. If you want to DIY, however, there are a few important tips that you shouldn’t forget. We’d like to share those tips with you in hopes of making skunk trapping a little less of a headache.

Choose a cage designed to catch racoons, or at least something of the same size. The trap should be placed in the area where the skunks are most seen, and firmly placed on the ground so there are no accidents or mishaps. A cover placed on top of the trap is also beneficial when you need to catch the skunk.

Food is going to attract the skunk to the trap, so make sure that you do place something inside of the cage before placing it in the skunk infested area. Skunks like cat food and marshmallows, so those two items work wonderfully to lure the skunk to the trap.  Of course, you’ll also attract cats and kittens and other animals with cat food, so marshmallows may be the better of the two options.

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With the above information, you can make a trap that will catch any skunk quickly and easily. Don’t let a skunk call your house home any more when getting rid of the problem is so easy! Whether you want to hire a professional or DIY, the skunk no longer must be a problem for you.