Skunks Under My Deck
There are skunks under my deck is the latest call I have been on. The customer was calling for a quote to remove skunks from under his deck, He agreed to the price and I told him I'd be out to this address the following morning. I arrived the next day to find a deck that had been sealed up except one spot where it appeared animals had been coming and going. I peaked into the space wherever I could and saw a lot of droppings. The deck itself had a sign of animal activity on it as well, the are just above the opening I described earlier was dirty from lots of animals walking on it. there was also signs of animals brushing up on the house leaving areas of it dirty with dirt and oil from there fur. I set two traps for the customer and connected two Ring stickup Cameras to his WiFi. The following morning I checked the ring camera as I was waking up at 5 and watched a lot of Skunk activity coming and going from the deck opening. The second camera showed a Skunk in one of the traps and at least 2 others outside of it. I use the cameras to help determine how many animals might be under a structure or visiting a yard. When I arrived at the house that morning I could see that there was a 2nd skunk in the second trap, so I knew there was at least 1 more skunk under the deck possibly more. The following night I saw multiple skunks on camera coming and going from the opening. I repositioned the traps so they could both be seen by one camera on top of the deck. I caught 1 skunk and saw another come from out of the opening after the one was already in the trap. Now I knew there were at least 4. The next night I saw 3 different skunks come from under the deck. The first two came out and made their way into the traps then I saw a third skunk come from the opening and go up on the deck near the traps. At this point I knew there were at least 6 skunks total.
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