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Trapper J can remove your nuisance animal problems on residential and commercial structures and properties. He uses the most up to date and most technological means to safely and humanely evict and remove unwanted guests in your house or work place. Features:

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Skunks are common across the U.S. and are unmistakable in both appearance and smell. They rarely cause significant damage, and are, in fact, considered to be beneficial in their consumption of insect and rodent pest. However, because their noxious defensive odor that is difficult to tolerate or eliminate, few people want them anywhere near their homes, families, or pets and require skunk control.

Like many wildlife, skunks are nocturnal, being most active from sunset to just after sunrise, and rarely travel more than a mile or two from their dens. During breeding season, however, the males will be active during the day and travel up to five miles in search of females. They prefer to eat insects, but will also eat small and/or dead mammals, such as mice, and some plants. Skunks can also be a nuisance on farms where they will attack and feed on poultry and eggs of ground-nesting birds. Despite their odorous spray, skunks are generally beneficial to the environment and humans, eating insect and rodent pests. However, skunks can carry and transmit rabies giving further reason for both people and pets to keep their distance.

The noxious odor sprayed by skunks is a self-defense mechanism. They can spray as young as eight days old... although they do not yet have very good aim primarily because their eyes don't open until they are into their fourth week of age. The skunk's spray is an oil that clings to surfaces, which is why the smell can be so difficult to eliminate. Skunks do give you a warning before they spray – if you see a skunk stomping its front feet, get ready to run, because it is getting ready to turn around and spray! It may also growl or hiss to warn you to get away. But once it raises its tail, your only safe if you are more than 20 feet away. The skunk can direct its spray quite accurately up to 10 feet, but the spray can go as far as 20 feet. Skunk kittens can spray when they are only eight days old.

Make your home and yard less attractive to skunks by eliminating their potential dens as well as food and water sources. Close in areas beneath decks and porches with lattice work or heavy landscaping. Pick up all pet food and water bowls and scraps each night. Keep garbage cans covered; and never put food in open compost piles. Remove all logs, rocks, lumber, and junk or trash piles under which skunks can find shelter or insects on which to feed. Seal off any openings in foundations or crawlspace with 1/4- to 1/2-inch hardware cloth or other sturdy mesh. Bury the mesh as directed for fencing. Skunks will dig beneath fences, so the only way to protect an area with a fence is by burying it 6 to 8 inches deep, with the fencing shaping into and outward-facing L at the base, with the leg extending 8 to 10 inches.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm hearing scurrying noises in my attic at first light, and at dusk. At night everything is quiet? Trapper J Says...You are dealing with a grey squirrel infestation, an inspection of the exterior roof and roof line will show you where the access hole is and where to set the traps.
  • I'm hearing something walking around the attic, it sounds very heavy and all the activity is at night?Trapper J Says...You are dealing with a raccoon, an inspection of the roof and roof line will show you the access hole and where to set the traps.
  • I have something that has dug a hole under my deck, I fill it in but every morning it opens back up? Trapper J Says...Your dealing with a skunk. If it was a groundhog the activity would only occur during daylight hours.
  • I saw a skunk going under my shed but I'm not smelling skunk odor, shouldn't I be smelling a skunk if there living on my property? Trapper J Says...Skunks do not go around spraying there musk all the time, they have a limited supply at any one time and only spray when they feel threatened. Skunks can go a year without releasing there musk.
  • An animal chewed through the soffit of my house and I think it is living in my attic. What do I do? Trapper J Says...The best way to handle a situation like this is to call us to catch the animals for you. Once the animals have been removed, he can repair the damage to prevent other animals from gaining access.
  • I found a baby wild animal on my property, what do I do?Trapper J Says...It is best to leave it alone. Usually the mother will come and pick it back up, try not to disturb wildlife.

About Trapper J

Trapper J has the training, equipment and experience to handle your nuisance wildlife situations. He can resolve your current wildlife problem and then "animal-proof" your home or place of business to prevent future infestations. We also conduct damage cleanouts (including dead animals and droppings), repairs and deodorizing with environmentally safe products.

We strive for the most humane and environmentally effective techniques for handling nuisance wildlife problems. The use of modern innovated methods will provide sound wildlife management services to ensure the protection of our customer's investments and most importantly their health.

We will repair damages, install custom and standard chimney caps, seal homes completely to prevent wildlife from entering, remove bird or bat droppings from an attic, install burial fencing, and remove dead animals, and pretty much anything related to a wildlife problem.

National Wildlife Control Operators Association

  • Trapper J is a member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator # 454005
  • A professional wildlife control operator is a person with demonstrated expertise in the art and science of applying the principles of wildlife damage management to the sound resolution of wildlife conflict with humans.
  • NWCOA, a nonprofit, professional trade association devoted to professional development of the Wildlife Damage Management Industry through the individual development of well educated, experienced, and dedicated wildlife control operators.

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