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Old 08-14-2020, 02:33 PM
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Does anyone know of a remedy to make skunks relocate?
A friend says he has one in their crawl space. Lots of dogs and cats on the acreage so live trapping only.
I was hoping for a recipe that won't stink up the house but the skunk will find unpleasant, grasping at straws here.
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Old 08-14-2020, 03:14 PM
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We used to just use your basic square trap. My dad used to put leftovers for bait.
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:10 PM
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Product called orange TKO will sometimes work to keep em out.
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:46 PM
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Iíve been told that if you leave a radio playing quietly by their entrance that they will not go back in? Iíve never tried it myself but itís worth an attempt?
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:46 PM
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Mothballs, broken glass, bleach... make the spot unpleasant for skunks.
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Old 08-14-2020, 06:35 PM
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Rags soaked in ammonia with wife tells people she owns a pest control company or live trap.
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:20 AM
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Ammonium Hydroxide should work as already mentioned. Hunter friend of mine swore by it to keep grizzly out of hunting camp.
PS a good dog will make sure they stay away but will get sprayed a few times!
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Old 08-15-2020, 09:43 PM
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You already mentioned the best method, live trapping.
Use jam or eggs to keep the cats from going in the trap.
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Old 08-16-2020, 07:52 PM
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On the other hand, they make the best mousers, donít annoy them and theyíll be fine. They get along good with cats. Dogs, not so much. If you live trap, if itís a momma with babies, what happens to the babies?
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Old 08-17-2020, 12:20 AM
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I trap skunks with these. Because itís enclosed they typically donít spray.....at least itís never happened to me. On sale now for a great price. I use dry dog food for bait. A little at the front leading into the trap and a bunch behind the trigger works well.

https://www.peaveymart.com/Skunk-Trap-P1399.aspx
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Old 08-25-2020, 01:16 AM
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Skin those fur skunks this fall, winter and spring! Skunks likely bring as high as $30.00 this sale!!! could even go a little higher...

BUT I SHORE HOPE NOT!!! 😉

That's more than beaver... way easier task to put up.

If they stink, throw in a black muck bottom crick for a couple days before skinning. Maybe add some gas later? Tell us your de-scent secrets

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Old 08-27-2020, 06:48 AM
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I trap skunks with these. Because itís enclosed they typically donít spray.....at least itís never happened to me. On sale now for a great price. I use dry dog food for bait. A little at the front leading into the trap and a bunch behind the trigger works well.

https://www.peaveymart.com/Skunk-Trap-P1399.aspx
May have to get one Dave.
Was headed to the shop & an adult was just outside the main gate.
I also did some fencing & "something" dug under it.
Fill the hole & next morning it is dug up again.

I have several open wire type live traps.....but DO NOTwant to capture a Skunk in one
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Old 08-27-2020, 04:41 PM
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Skin those fur skunks this fall, winter and spring! Skunks likely bring as high as $30.00 this sale!!! could even go a little higher...

BUT I SHORE HOPE NOT!!! 😉

That's more than beaver... way easier task to put up.

If they stink, throw in a black muck bottom crick for a couple days before skinning. Maybe add some gas later? Tell us your de-scent secrets
1 bottle (900ml or whatever they come in) peroxide 1/4 cup of baking soda and a squirt of dish soap. 👌🏽 Works for me I put up 20-50 a year and the wife hasnít killed me yet hahaha
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Old 08-27-2020, 04:51 PM
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so a buddy once told me that his grandma use to set alarm clocks in the shed or underneath to go off at various times...apparently they don't enjoy the noise and bugger off.....might **** off the neighbours if they are close but better than the stench....
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Old 09-01-2020, 11:44 AM
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My wife uses a skunk solution/recipe she got from (I think) Pete Wise.
The wire traps work great, adults remain calm if you move slow. The little ones are another matter, they get excited easy and spray all over.
The plastic traps work great too but I caught a black and white feral cat once, it didn't end well for the cat so I put clear plastic windows in them to make identification easier. The skunk population is doing very well all over it seems.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:10 PM
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No Spray Skunk Trap at Princess Auto
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:47 PM
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Scatter a bunch of moth balls in the crawl space. Burns their eyes so they leave and stay away.
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