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How to trap a skunk and the best bait to use

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Live skunk trapping is among the very best techniques to control skunk although the challenge for most people is not wanting to get sprayed. Skunks are known to discharge an obnoxious spray whenever they feel threatened.

Their common favorite foods include worms, rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes. They're known to attack beehives to consume honeybees because their thick fur protects them from stings. In terms of plants, they frequently feed on garden fruits and vegetables, berries and roots.

When setting a trap however, the very best form of bait that would attract your skunk would be strong-smelling foods such as peanut butter and fish; you can even use a combination of both. Peanut butter is very good as it can be smeared all over the trigger plate and there's absolutely no way even an intelligent skunk would eat off it without setting off the trigger that shuts the trap door.

Skunks are rated in the top three wildlife creatures that are hard to trap, but the perfect bait will increase your odds of success considerably. Here are a few baits which have been demonstrated to work while trapping skunk: Canned fish, Fresh insect creatures, Bacon, Cat food, Bread with peanut butter, Marshmallows. It's important when positioning your bait it is placed deep into the trap enough that the animal's entire body has to enter the cage before the door gets closed. Otherwise, the skunk might get hurt if it gets caught by the door, or it might have the chance to get away.

Trapping a skunk - Skunks that are living in your yard are likely under a building, your deck, or the terrace. This critter is most likely going to be much easier to catch than the transient skunk that just likes your yard due to the insects in the grass. To trap a skunk, you can buy a trap and put it out in the yard. If it's baited, the skunk will normally find it. There are a number of tricks that can make life easier. First, you could always hire a professional to take care of a skunk issue. This eliminates the risk of being sprayed just from inexperience. Second, you can attempt to corral the skunk toward the trap. This system is only effective if the animal is living around the home, especially under a deck. Wherever you place your trap, and regardless of which sort of trap you use, you will need to be certain that it is on flat ground. Putting out a wobbly, little trap is only going to encourage the skunk to steer clear of the device. Skunks aren't as smart as other nuisance animals, so as long as the trap is baited with something attractive and does not move as the animal enters.