Originally Posted by ducklover87
I'm not sure if I have an animal control service around here.. I don't see why we wouldn't but when I google searched it I didn't find anything. But I know the perfect person to call to find out though. No if you shoot it some people say that it will spray once it dies is that true?
ETA: Do you know if using a live trap on a skunk will make it smell and then be non usable for other animals because of the skunk smell? That's what my uncle said and why we won't let me use his trap.
When most any animal dies (especially a violent death) it can lose control of bladder/bowels/glands. You ever pass by a roadkill skunk? You can tell if it sprayed or not.
Skunk 'scent' is not a problem, it's the spray they do. And it will linger for a very long time. If you live trap a skunk - then you have to take it somewhere to release. The skunk will probably spray you as soon as you get close to the trap. You can cover the trap with blankets, tarps, wear goggles & face mask and then throw everything away. The spray smell on the cage would most likely keep other animals away. You can get the smell out, but I'd just buy a new trap.
IMO Your two best options (based on very little that I know of your situation)
skunk proof your place
Good luck, skunks can be a pain!