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There are many people who want to be as humane as they can when they are dealing with pest animals, and while trapping and relocation is one possible options, the animals will not always survive. This is why some people will look to try and exclude the skunks by using exclusion funnels instead, as it will mean the skunk simply needs to find a new den, rather than having to adapt to an entirely new habitat as well.
When Can You Use These Funnels?
The most important thing to remember if you are trying to use exclusion funnels is that a female skunk who has kits will not necessarily take the babies with her when she leaves the den. This means that if you are carrying out exclusion work, you should avoid doing this in May, June and July, when the baby skunks are going to be quite young, and may not be able to leave the den, meaning that they will die in the cavity the skunks are occupying. Outside of this period, here are the steps you should follow: