How to Make a Trap for Animals: Why Building Your Own Trap Is Not Effective

How to make a beaver trap … how to make an opossum trap … how to make a vole trap … how to build an armadillo trap … how to make a chipmunk trap … in my line of work, people are constantly asking me how to make a trap …

What to Do with a Trapped Skunk

It’s likely that the last thing you want is to look out your window and see a skunk patrolling your yard or garden, especially if you have a pet that spends time outdoors. Having been in the animal control business for more than 30 years, I’ve had my share of …

Health Risks for Animals Around Plants

Health Risks for Animals Around Plants

Those rabbits, squirrels and other critters that hang around your backyard can do much more damage than just eating your plants, flowers and vegetables. Some of these wild animals can potentially be carrying disease that could threaten your health, as well as that of …

Vacation Wildlife Observation Tips

As someone who makes his living working with animals and an unabashed animal lover, there’s nothing I find more enjoyable than packing up the family and heading to a national park for a fun and educational vacation experience. It’s a great way to experience wildlife, such as bears, buffaloes, wolves …

How Weather Affects Animals in Your Yard

Unlike humans, animals don’t have the luxury of curling up with a good book next to the fireplace on a cold, rainy or snowy day. Although many animals are blessed with fur coats and other natural features that protect them from the elements, it doesn’t mean they enjoy being wet …

Protecting Your Campsite from Wild Animals

There’s nothing like the great outdoors to provide a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A camping trip with your family is an excellent way to relax, unwind and bond with nature. However, an unwanted late night visit to your tent from a skunk, raccoon or …

Goodbye to Nasty Smelly Pests: How to Repel Skunks

Here’s something you might not know about skunks: their scientific name “mephitis mephitis” comes from the Roman goddess of poisonous vapors and literally means “bad odor bad odor,” as if to indicate “double trouble.” Plus, skunks can deliver the double-whammy of nasty smell combined with digging up your yard and …

The Skunk Who Loved Hot Dogs and Cheese

I have been trapping for a few years now. The funniest story I can remember was when we had a critter that was disturbing our “animal grave yard”. This critter was digging a hole where the pets were buried nightly. We had done everything possible to dissuade it so we …

How to Get Rid of Skunks…For Good!

Having skunks around your home can present a number of health and safety hazards. Aside from the threat of being sprayed with their noxious musk, skunks are also known carriers of rabies and other diseases that can harm your family or pets. Skunks will also tear open trash bags and …

How to Trap a Skunk

I know first-hand the consequences when a pet comes face to face with a skunk. One fateful night I let my dog out in the backyard to do his business. I watched him, as I always did, to make sure he wouldn’t wander into the neighbor’s yard.

On this particular …

How to Keep Skunks Away

An encounter with an angry or frightened skunk can be, well, memorable, and not in a good way. A skunk’s smelly spray has been known to stop even bears in their tracks, and the pungent aroma can be detected by humans up to a mile away. Skunk spray is actually …

Squirrels are Determined Little Critters!

My squirrels are determined little critters.  The greedy rodents aren’t hungry and are quite chubby because I feed everything that comes into the yard.   My squirrels have squirrel feed tossed on the ground near the fence a couple times a week and two large trees sport wooden squirrel feeders with …

Skunk Relocation: How to Get Rid of a Skunk

I grew up in the Midwest with a lot of land and space around me. I remember sitting outside on summer evenings with my Grandparents as we watched a Momma skunk walk along the edge of pond in the field nearby. She walked grandly with her nose in the air …

Courage in the Face of Skunks: How to Catch a Skunk

I read a post on here a few weeks ago about a person who had a skunk in their trap and needed help. I wanted to share my recent experience about how to catch a skunk too…with the help of the Havahart® Feral Cat Rescue Kit.

First of all, …

Skunk Removal and How to Repel Skunks

Okay I have a skunk in a Havahart trap model 1081, right now, how do I get it out?

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