Skunk & Raccoon Wildlife Appearance, Diet, Habitat, Nests, Damage to Homes & Removal in Santa Rosa, CA

Being overrun by the local wildlife is never a picnic. From pigeons to rats and everything in between, the wildlife is known to wreak havoc on homes and property and potentially carry an assortment of diseases and ailments. With that in mind, we at Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay would like to specifically shine the light on raccoons and skunks and the importance of removal.

Skunk Facts; Where Do Skunks Live & Sleep? What Do They Look Like & Eat?

Skunks may be drawn to businesses, or more likely homes because of the food and water supply as they look for shelter. They are often spotted under porches, and homes, as well as the occasional attic. Skunks are notorious for releasing a pungent odor as their defense mechanisms are triggered, but not all know that skunks are carriers of rabies. By the time skunks reach adulthood, they are approximately 22-30 inches long and weigh about 8-12 pounds. Skunks are primarily nocturnal and will eat almost anything such as worms, insects, grubs, carrion, fruit, garbage, pet food, and even small rodents.

Skunk Spray Remedy

Pay attention to the skunk’s body language if you encounter one and always be cautious. A skunk will fluff out its fur, lift its tail, and stomp the ground with its front feet before they resort to spraying. There are no effective skunk repellents. To save yourself and the family dog from their vicious sprays, you can call a professional to trap and remove them.

Facts About Raccoons; Appearance, Habitat & Damage to Homes

Raccoons are a common wildlife pest that inflicts homes throughout the North Bay, California. Raccoons have a thick grayish fur, bushy tail, and a masked face that is very distinct. They weigh between 10 and 25 pounds or even bigger if they consistently eat human food. Raccoons have claws and feet that contribute to the climbing of trees and other such obstacles with ease. Raccoons often live inside hollow trees and logs when roughing it out in nature. When they stumble across a home, they are frequently caught in chimneys, attics, and other crawl spaces. When they construct their nests, they can cause extensive damage to your home. If they come into your home they are looking for convenient food and water sources and a warm place to call home. Simply minimizing food sources, especially keeping lids secure on trash cans will encourage them to move on.

Skunk & Raccoon Control

When it comes to removing skunks and raccoons, Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay is the leading experts in wildlife Control. Our seals are very humane and gentle to the wildlife critters that may intruded into your business, home or other property. If you have raccoons or skunks creating problems, contact Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay and let our experts take care of the rest. Our technicians have advanced training, experience in the field, and remarkable skills to perform raccoon and skunk control services.


Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
4685 Scotts Valley Rd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(800) 760-3028

Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
1120 Industrial Ave
#18 Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-6345


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