How to get rid of Skunks from under your home or deck. This is a common question I get from Home owners. They know they want the skunks removed but don't know how to Remove the skunks. Homeowners should first locate how the Skunks are getting into the crawlspace under the home or deck and proceed from there. If they are entering from a damaged or missing foundation vent of a homes crawlspace a possible option is to install a one way door on the opening so the skunks can leave and then not get back under the home. The Skunks will have to find new shelter in the area at that point. Another option homeowners have is to Call a professional trapper and have the Skunk removed from the crawlspace and property, never to return.
I got a call from a customer in Rhonert Park who believed he had a skunk in his crawl space. He had found a hole that lead under his foundation in the front of his house. He explained to me that he has had Skunk Problems before and that his foundation is not very deep. I scheduled a time with him for me to come out that afternoon. I arrived and set up a ring stickup camera that I connected to his WiFi. I reached in the hole and placed the camera under the foundation in the hole. This will let me know exactly what is under his house. I then set two traps in front of the hole and blocked them in with plywood and cement blocks. I do this so I am only catching the animals that are under his house and not something just passing by who might be attracted to the bait. I set another Ring Stick Up camera looking at the 2 traps so I will be able to see exactly what is in the traps in the morning. That night around midnight the camera under the house picked up movement by a skunk. It left through the hole and went right into one of the waiting traps. I saw the video of the skunk in the trap immediately when I woke up at 5:30am and I was on the road to remove the skunk by 6am. I set up the traps in such a way that allowed me to walk up behind them without being seen by the skunk in the trap. I was extra careful not to make any noise as I covered the trap and removed the skunk. I was successful this time in removing the skunk without it spraying. I always shoot for that but sometimes they spray without warning.
I had a call the other week from a Winery in The Napa Valley That needed a Bat removed from the entrance to their wine cave. The Call came in while I was heading to another job that luck fully didn't have a set time for the appointment. I quickly turned my truck around and headed back into the Napa Valley to get to this winery before any scheduled guests were going to be entering the cave. I managed to arrive just 45 minuted from the time the call was placed. I found the bat immediately, removed it and cleared the cave.