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The term skunk extermination isn't really a fair term. Skunks aren't like insect pests, and they aren't really exterminated. An exterminator is someone who kills something, typically insect pests, often through the use of poison sprays. Skunks are not dealt with in this manner. You wouldn't call an insect killing extermination company to take care of an Skunk problem. If you need skunks taken off of your property because they are causing skunk damage, you need a professional wildlife trapper to solve the issue.



This is a photo of an skunk caught in a trap. It will be physically removed from the home it was caught at. This will stop the problems that the animal was causing on the property, problems such as digging up the lawn and the garden, creating many small conical holes in the yard, and even digging bigger holes to get under a porch or shed or deck or even under concrete slabs. Wildlife management and control is different from extermination, so if you want a pro to come and take care of your skunk situation, call one of the experts listed.

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How to kill skunks

How to kill skunks - Skunks are flesh and bone just like any other animal, so it stands to reason you can kill a skunk any way you could kill a living creature. You should remember that skunks tend to lose control of their scent glands when they die. If you’re going to kill one, you should do it with a gun or something that can give you some distance. In reality, there is no reason to kill a skunk, and the homeowner that is having trouble with nuisance animals should not be attempting to trap them lethally. Lethal traps require a certain amount of skill to place and set, and if done incorrectly, it can result in an injured, angry animal. Pest animals like skunks are best removed with the use of cage traps. Regular traps are fine, and there are some models available online that have solid sides. If you’re using the regular cage traps form the farm store, make sure you cover the top and sides with a tarp or a blanket after you set it. This keeps the skunk calm when it enters and prevents it from seeing you as you approach. Where you set your trap and what you bait it with will depend on where your skunk problem is and if there are any cats or stray dogs around.

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How to Get Rid of Skunks in the Back Yard - There are a few reasons why a skunk will choose to stay in a yard rather than move through the area after a meal. If you have a reliable, steady source of nutrition in your yard, a skunk will learn that there is no point in wandering when it can stay put and not be hungry. A skunk in the back yard is not difficult to get rid of. These animals are timid and rarely aggressive, though they have been known to carry rabies and other zoonotic diseases. The get rid of the skunk, you will want to employ the use of a trap. Lethal traps are not necessary. Skunks are usually solitary and live trapping is easy. Place the cage trap or special skunk trap (a trap with solid sides to prevent spray penetration) out in the yard or near where the skunk is living. You can bait the trap with almost anything, but something with a strong aroma will be best. Other animals, like cats, will be drawn to the same lures, so check the trap regularly. Once the skunk is confined, it can be relocated to an area at least a mile away.