Skunks Getting Under Home From Foundation Drain
If you are a Nashville homeowner that has a crawlspace, in today’s construction, chances are you have a foundation drain, and skunks could be using that to access the crawlspace. Foundation drains are installed to allow water to drain from under your home, which will be a perimeter trench along the interior wall of your crawlspace, connecting a 4″ drain pipe that runs through the wall to the outside of the home. Foundation drains are not pre screened, so it easily allows animals to utilize these pipes to access under your home. Problems with foundation drains include:
- Skunks entering a foundation drain, getting under home.
- Skunk stuck in the foundation drain.
- A Skunk sprayed around the foundation drain, now have skunk smell in interior.
- Skunk clogging up the foundation drain with debris.
How To Get Rid Of Skunks Using A Foundation Drain
Skunks utilizing a foundation drain are often nocturnal, so activity is rarely noticed from a homeowner. One way to tell if a skunk is using your foundation drain is to simply place a piece of tape or leaves at the end of the drain on the exterior to see if it is disturbed. Repair of the drain by screening is required, and it must be screening that allows water to flow through, but must be durable enough to prevent skunks from entering or ripping through the screen. Removal of the skunk is necessary to remove the animal with that behavior problem of going under your home. Once the skunk is removed, and the foundation drain repaired, the problem will be solved. Call the experts at Animal Pros for immediate help in controlling skunks and repairing foundation drains today.