Skunk Trapping

When you see or smell a skunk you can call Thomas Wildlife for skunk removal in Folsom and Sacramento County. These creatures may look cute and cuddly, but they can cause a lot of damage in your home or yard. Damage that goes far beyond the awful odor they create. They are very destructive to lawns and buildings. It is important to get help right away if you think you have these animals on your property.

Like most living creatures, skunks can become aggressive and defensive if they feel threatened. Their defense mechanism is to spray. This spray smells horrible and is extremely difficult to get rid of. This is especially true if you or your pets are sprayed. This odor will linger in the air and on pets for a very long time. Trying to remove them on your own is an invitation to being sprayed. It is best to have a professional take care of these problem animals. Safety should always come first, call us to make sure this problem is handled in the safest way possible.

Skunks in Crawl Space

Skunks are nesting animals so they like to build in areas with shelter. Places that keep them away from the elements like wind and rain are preferable. Areas like crawlspaces and under sheds are perfect. Making sure that all possible entries are sealed is an important step in keeping these and other pests away from your home. If they have gained access, trapping is the best way to deal with them. We can trap them, remove them and make sure they can not get back in. And, we will do all of this odor free!

The crawlspace of your home can house parts of many systems like plumbing, electricity or HVAC. If left alone, skunks can cause damage to these systems. They will chew, scratch and destroy insulation, vapor barriers and other lining found under your home. Your crawlspace is not an area you are in often or ever, unnoticed damage could lead to huge problems. Call for an odor free removal today if you think you may have a skunk under your home. Remember, your crawl space is perfect for them and it is usually fairly easy for them to find a way in. They can get in through grates or good old fashioned digging. Be aware that if they are in the crawlspace there will be droppings and urine. This can attract other pests as well. It is never a good idea to approach one of these animals. They can scratch or bite along with the horrible spray. Let the professionals help you.

There are steps to take when taking care of a pest problem like skunks. We start with an inspection. Trapping and removal are next. We will do this safely and humanely and without being sprayed. Then we exclude them by sealing any openings. Keeping them out is not a part of the process you want to skip. We have years of experience working with and understanding these creatures. That means, we can trap them without making them spray.  It is also possible to find dead skunks in your crawlspace. This can cause a foul odor as well as attract other unwanted wildlife. Your best line of defense when it comes to skunks is to contact us for help whether it is to trap and remove live skunks or dead animal removal. Call us today to schedule a time for us to help.