An effective homemade trap is useless if you don’t have the right skunk trap bait. Keep reading and learn which is the most effective meal to catch those stinky animals.


One of the biggest problems when trying to set up a homemade skunk trap is to choose the right skunk trap bait. Sometimes you can end up catching another animal that you might not be interested in such as the neighbor’s cat.

When it is time to choose the bait for a trap you have to pay attention to the diet of that animal. If you are planning to catch a herbivore then lettuce and carrots might work.

If you want to catch some birds then seeds would be the best choice. But what about the skunks? The problem with this animal is that they are omnivorous, they eat virtually anything that looks or smell tasty for them.

The diet of a skunk in the wildlife consists of beetles, larvae, and earthworms in the wildlife. But also of mice, small rodents, lizards, garbage, eggs, and fallen fruit.

Some people fail with their homemade skunk traps by choosing cat food as a skunk trap bait. This usually ends up attracting the neighborhood cats.

So How Do I Choose the Right Skunk Trap Bait?

There are two things that we have found effective as skunk trap bait. The first one is to look at the place where you find the problem. Take a look at the garbage can and see what did the skunk choose for a meal.

Then use this the next time because you already know its attractive for it.

The other skunk trap bait that works very effectively for reasons we don’t understand yet are marshmallows.

They are a food that skunks find really attractive and it will never catch the attention of cats or another animal around.

If you already were sprayed by a skunk. We strongly recommend you to use this commercial product. Because it will give you the most effective odor removal possible.

Maybe you already have heard things about using tomato soup but for some people, it is not effective or comfortable to use.