WHAT CAN I USE TO LURE A MOTHER SKUNK AND HER 8 BABIES INTO A TRAP? THEY’RE LIVING UNDER MY DECK AND THE SMELL IS TERRIBLE. I DON’T WANT TO HURT THEM SO I NEED A TRAP TOO.
Skunks love grubs. Get some of our GRUB BAIT and set it out in front of their den. Just a teaspoon full on a small section of paper plate (cut it to 4 inches round). They’ll probably come out and take the offering in a matter of hours. Do this twice to get them “used” to finding the offering.
The third time you make the placement, do so at the opening of our LIVE SKUNK TRAP. The fourth time you make the set, place the plate halfway inside the trap and “wire” the trap door open. This will allow them to enter, get the bait and not have anything scare them.
The fifth time make the same set with the bait behind the trip pan and the door free to work like normal. This will enable you to catch whichever one enters. Relocate the trapped skunk at least 20 miles away and proceed to trap the others using the same method.
Once all the skunks are removed and relocated, spray the area with N7C. It will neutralize the skunk smell immediately. Be sure to spray quite a bit down into their den. And spray anywhere out in the yard where you can tell they were active. N7C won’t hurt anything and is fine to spray over turf.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Grub Bait: https://bugspray.com/traps/lure/grub-bait-8-oz
LT 11x12x30: https://bugspray.com/traps/cage/live-trap-11-x-12-x-30