Santa Barbara Live Animal Trapping: Raccoon Trapping & Raccoon Removal

Live Racoon Trapping, Racoon inside of trashcan

We provide expert, safe and humane live animal trapping of Raccoon in and around your home of commercial property.

Description of the Raccoon Found in Santa Barbara County

The Raccoons found around Santa Barbara County are recognized by their bushy ringed tail, and their mask-like face.  The raccoon has opposable thumbs with sharp claws.  They have sharp teeth as well.  An adult Raccoon can weigh 10 to 60 pounds and can be up to 3 feet long.  They can stand it on their hind feet.

They are territorial animals that protect their territory and their young.  They can be aggressive to humans when they feel threatened.  They can climb trees and get on top of our homes.  They are mainly carnivores, but they will eat just about anything, including rodents, insects, snakes, our trash, fruits, vegetables and much more.

Where are Raccoons Found in Santa Barbara County?

Raccoons can be found all over Santa Barbara County, including inhabited and uninhabited areas.  Because they have a diverse diet, they often find plenty of food near humans.  You can find them in and around parks, our homes and businesses.  They are primarily nocturnal hunters and scavengers.  The naturally migrate to areas where the food is easily accessible.

Problems with Raccoons in Santa Barbara County

Raccoons can damage your property and make a mess around your home.  They can drag your trash cans down and rummage through all of it, leaving much clean up for you.  Additionally, they can damage your gardens and lawns.  Common damage that we repair involves attics and roofs where they have accessed and used as their homes.

Racoon Trapped in Live Animal Trap
Racoon Trapped in Live Animal Trap

They also carry many, many diseases with them.  Everything from Tuberculosis, Mange, leptospirosis, RoundWorm,  toxoplasmosis and more.  The also carry with them Ticks, Lice, Fleas and mites.  The diseases can be transmitted to our animals and small children through contact with their feces.

Raccoon Live Animal Trapping Services in Santa Barbara County

So Cal Pest Control is your top choice as a wildlife trapper for live animal trapping in Santa Barbara County.  We provide you with the pest control services that safely traps live raccoons and removes them from your property.  We have strong experience and expertise in live animal trapping services.  Our emphasis is on minimizing the impact of these live animals on your property and removing them with as little inconvenience on you as possible.  We operate quickly and keep you informed along the process.

Raccoon Animal Control After Removal

We also provide consulting and services that helps make your property less attractive to raccoons in the future.  Our animal control services shows you what you need to do specifically on and around your property to minimize the risk of raccoons returning.

Clean Up After Live Animal Trapping

In addition to removing the raccoons from your property, we also provide comprehensive repair and clean up services after the damage.

Licensed by the California Department Fish and Game

We are licensed for live animal trapping and animal control in Santa Barbara County by the California Department Fish & Game.

Santa Barbara Live Animal Trapping Service: Skunk Trapping & Skunk Removal

We provide live animal trapping services in Santa Barbara County for the Striped Skunk.

Striped Skunk Description

The striped skunk is about the size of a house cat and weighs between 3 and 14 pounds, with the average weighing around 6-8 pounds.  The skunk has two white stripes down each side of it’s black fur body.   It has a bushy tail that measures around 7″ to 10″ long.

The Terribly Unpleasant Smell

The typical skunks found in Santa Barbara County emit a very unpleasant scent when it feels threatened by other animals or humans.  This scent is used for protection because animals and humans can be very irritated by the smell.  Additionally, the spray can induce vomiting, temporary blindness and eye irritation.  The spray comes from anal scent glands that spray the very unique odor accurately up to ten feet away.  People have described the smell like a putrid combination super-strong cat urine, sulphur and burnt rubber.  The smell is known to linger for up to a week and sometimes longer.  If the skunk sprays one of your dogs, you will want to give it a bath right away because the smell can linger too long for most people.

Areas the Striped Skunk is Found

The striped skunk can be found throughout Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas.  You can see (usually smell them first) in the residential and commercial areas throughout SB County and in the rural, natural areas as well.  Skunks often wind up in the same areas that we live in because of their diet.

Where do they live?

The striped skunk likes to live in burrows and underground.  In residential areas they can live under sheds, porches, crawl spaces, and other underground homes.  Sometimes they take up abandoned homes of other animals such as foxes.  They can be found under sheds, in basements and garages where dog food or other food may be stored as well.

Problems with Skunks in Santa Barbara County

Having skunks live so near to humans and their domestic animals can cause mild to serious problems.  In addition to the terrible smell mentioned above, they can carry diseases that can be harmful to humans and other animals.

  • Rabies:  Rabies are the most common threat from skunks to our dogs and cats.
  • Round Worm: The roundworm is a parasite passed from the skunk to other animals.
  • Damage to Property: Skunks rummage for food at night and can dig up gardens and other areas around our homes.

Santa Barbara County Live Animal Skunk Trapping

Live animal trapping of a skunk can be quite a problem because of the skunk’s defensive scents.  We know that skunks are mainly night time animals.  This allows us to set non-harmful live traps for the skunks during the day and find them in the morning.  You can imagine the difficulty of transporting a live skunk because of how accurate they can spray their scent, up to 10 feet away.  At So Cal Pest Control, we have the experience and training to capture and remove the skunks from your property.  Skunks are removed from around human habitats.

If you’re having trouble with skunks in or around your property, please contact us right away before they become more of a problem for you.

Licensed by the California Department Fish and Game

We are licensed for live animal trapping and animal control in Santa Barbara County by the California Department Fish & Game.