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How to get Skunk Out from Under a Shed or Porch
How and why do Baltimore skunks get inside a shed or porch? The answer this question lays both with the homeowner and the animal. At the homeowner's part, a weak fence might allow the animal to get in or burrow under it, and any existing cracks, holes or gaps in the construction of the fence or the home will also contribute. On the other hand, skunks, who normally burrow dens in tree hollows and prefer wild, uninhabited Maryland areas, might seek refuge in human territories if their habitats have been compromised. If a wildfire or cutting of the trees leaves skunks without their natural habitat, they might inhabit human households in order to survive.
How to get Baltimore skunks out from under a shed or porch? Given the fact that you simply must remove the animal, you should also keep in mind that you should also do it in a humane way, without hurting the animal. Skunks are harmless and valuable animals, and taking few extra steps to assure their safety is worth the effort taken. The best way to remove a skunk from your home is by trapping and removing it. In case that a skunk habited your shed or porch, exclusion might be more difficult because it is very easy for the Baltimore animal to come back. However, exclusion, which essentially means sealing all the exit spots using mesh wire, but one, and then sealing the spot after the Maryland animal has gotten out during the night, is definitely an option you can try. To properly trap and remove a skunk, you can take these steps:
1. Inspect the area for holes and gaps
Any hole and gap underneath your shed or porch might serve as an entry spot for a Baltimore skunk. If you want to keep skunks out, you need to repair and seal these spots. Not only your shed or porch but also your entire estate should be thoroughly inspected for potential skunk entry spots. Begin with your fence, and move on to inspect your walls, doors, windows, and roof. Also, your vents are the places skunks might use to get in, which is why you should secure them with ¼ inch thick wire mesh. Once you are certain you've identified all the entry spots for Maryland skunks, you can move on to your next step.
2. Track skunk moving patterns
Skunks are most likely using one spot to get in and out under your shed or porch. Remember, skunks will go outside during the night, as they are nocturnal, to look for food. There is an easy way to track Baltimore skunk's moving patterns, and that is to spread a thin layer of either dust, sand or flower across the floor. As skunks move around the space, they will leave their footprints, which will enable you to spot and track their moving patterns. knowing this, it will be a lot easier for you to choose the right place to set up the trap, or exclude the Maryland animal by sealing its entry spot while it' out.
3. Set up traps/ seal the entry spot
Whether you will decide to trap the Maryland skunk, or to simply seal its entry spot while it's out, this is the most important step in the skunk removing process. If you decide to set up traps, use cage traps of the appropriate size and set them up near the spot that skunks use to get out at night. If, however, you want to exclude the animal without trapping it, simply wait for the animal to abandon the space, and then seal the remaining hole. Either way, this important step will be as successful as much as you have managed to track an exact number of Baltimore animals inhabiting your home, as well as all possible entry spots. You can use pretty much any type of food as bait, however, the meat will be the most effective.