Skunks are members of the weasel family and there are four species of skunk in North America: striped skunks, hooded skunks, spotted skunks and hog-nosed skunks. The most common are striped skunks, measuring 20 to 30 inches long (including the tail) and weighing 6 to 10 pounds with two wide stripes on the back that meet on the head. They are slow-moving animals but have strong forefeet and long nails which make them excellent diggers.
Havahart® offers a variety of repellent and live animal cage trap solutions to help rid you of skunks in your yard and in your home.
Easy to bait, set and release, this high tensile wire mesh trap is steel reinforced for long life and maximum resistance to damage. The smooth inside edges are for the protection of the animal, while the spring-loaded door has sensitive triggers to ensure a quick, secure catch.
This model comes fully assembled and is 24 x 7 x 7.
Baits for Live Animal Cage Traps
The following are good bait suggestions for skunks.
- Chicken entrails
- Fish, canned (sardines)
- Fresh-insect larvae such as may beetles
- Crisp bacon
- Cat food
- Bread crust coated with peanut butter