We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Berkeley, California. We service the whole Oakland metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Berkeley. We are a full-service
Berkeley animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Berkeley pest control company or Berkeley exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in California. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 925-478-4254 to discuss your Berkeley animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Berkeley wildlife control tip of the month:
What Should I Do with Skunks After I Catch It?
After catching skunk in a trap, the question is always what to do with it and how to go about doing that to it. Skunks just like other Berkeley pest control critters can be aggressive when caught in trap and will be looking for a way to defend itself and get freed from the trap. For that reason, it is very important for you to be careful while handling the animal using your trap. Really, the best thing you need to do after catching skunks on your trap is to release it to a place far away from your home so as to avoid the animal from returning back to disturb your home again.
What You Should Not About Releasing Trapped Skunks -
Indeed, the type of trap you use to catch skunks will determine what to do to release it. There are basically two versions of Berkeley wildlife removal cage traps and they are gravity door skunk trap and spring-loaded doors. So, due to the fact that each of these versions of cage traps has different ways of opening, you must ensure that you take that into consideration before going ahead to release skunk. This is to avoid being sprayed with the odorous liquid from the animal.
What to Do If You Trap Skunk with Gravity Door Trap -
Just as the name of this Berkeley animal control skunk cage trap connotes “Gravity door” it simply rely on the force of gravity for the door to close when skunk get into the trap. This is one of the most popular skunk traps due to its cost effectiveness. The best way to release skunk out of this trap is to get long and extended painters pole which is about 18 feet. Then, you have to extend the pole so as to stay as far as 18 feet from the trap before opening it.
How to Release Skunk from Spring-Loaded Skunk Trap -
Opening of this skunk trap door is more difficult due to the fact that you need to manipulate the Berkeley animal trapping door manually for it to open. For that reason, you should place a cloth to about half the length of the trap so as to prevent the trapped skunk from seeing you when the door is open.
Avoid the Spray While Opening or Releasing Skunk from Trap -
If by any mean you want to stay close to the trap in order to open for skunk to leave, you must wear thick cloth and cover your face with cloth too. This is to avoid Berkeley exterminator getting spread with the smelling liquid substance from aggressive skunk.
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