Wildlife: Live Animal Trapping

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Wildlife can be beautiful and beneficial members of our environment when they are not posing a threat to people, pets or property. Unfortunately, because of residential development of natural areas, nuisance wildlife has become one of the fastest-growing pest problems in urban settings. If not controlled, nuisance wildlife can pose serious health risks and cause significant property damage.

Are you having a problem with domestic animals such as a cat or a dog? The county animal services can help you free-of-charge. If your complaint is about a rabid dog or cat, a barking dog nuisance, a stray cat, kittens or puppies, pet adoptions, negligent pet owners, give the county a call (San Mateo 650-573-3940) (Santa Clara 408-465-2920) (Santa Cruz 520-761-7860).
However, the county will not handle wild animal problems such as squirrels, rats, skunks, raccoons, snakes, etc. Although some people feel that the county animal services should pay for wildlife problems, they do not handle this service. This is because most wildlife problems require a level of service and expertise that a government agency cannot deliver. Wildlife control requires special training and knowledge, and often involves detailed property and home inspections.

Preso Pest Control, Inc. provides the Bay Area with effective and affordable nuisance wildlife pest control, removal, and control services for residential and commercial properties using humane wildlife control methods.



Due to their odor and digging, skunks are classified as a pest species. Common client complaints include:

  • Skunk is living under deck or porch
  • Skunk has sprayed in the vicinity
  • Skunk has sprayed a pet dog
  • Skunks are digging holes in yard
  • Skunks fell down window well/basement

For these reasons, many people wish to have this nuisance animal trapped and removed. However, trappers must take care to avoid being sprayed.



Opossums are often seen as a pest and accused of everything from knocking over garbage cans to killing chickens.

There are multiple challenges to consider in removing opossums. But whether the opossum is dead or alive, our extraction team is able to effectively remove it and make sure that no other opossum can
enter your property.

Call us to get rid of this property nuisance humanely.



Rodents infest your home looking for the same comforts of home that you do — food, shelter and water. Unfortunately, they are not just an inconvenience but a threat to your health, your property, and your sense of security.

Presto professionals are trained not only to address current infestations but also to prevent future infestations. Scheduling a home inspection may help you get rid of rodents.


Ground Squirrels

Ground squirrels are quite problematic as they dig holes in the ground. Though they don’t usually enter homes, ground squirrels are notorious for burrowing. They may burrow under patios, stairs and foundations, potentially causing expensive structural damage.They tear up flower beds and gardens. They also gnaw on wires, hoses, and deck furniture.

While they may seem cute out in a city park, they’re not so cute when they’re making a mess of your yard.


As predators of insects, bats perform a critical role in ecosystems. However, with a dwindling number of caves and trees in the wild, many are migrating to human-made structures. While essential to the circle of life, they can also carry rabies. They are a clear threat to people and animals that you must deal with. As with other types of household pests, bats infestations need to be taken care of immediately by homeowners. However, it is critical to seek professional assistance, especially considering the health risk that they present.



Raccoons pose a serious problem for you and your property. They can rummage trash, destroy exterior wiring, and wreck your landscaping. If they manage to enter your house, they can cause even more serious damage. Moreover, these pests can carry canine distemper which can be transmitted to people or other animals. Their feces often contain the eggs of Baylisascaris procynis, which is a type of roundworm that can be extremely harmful to people. If you find signs of a raccoon in your yard or attic, call a professional removal service immediately.



If you have spotted a snake in your property, then don’t hesitate to call us right away to lend you a hand. Extracting snakes from in
or around your home is no job for amateurs. While not all snakes are venomous, no one should take second chances.

We remove snakes with specialized equipment. After capture, we either release it into a large secluded bushland area or wetlands depending on the species. An inspection of the immediate area is undertaken to ensure that no other snakes remain. We will offer recommendations for prevention and proofing.



Often times dubbed the “rats of the sky,” pigeons can be very problematic. These birds have the capacity to carry dangerous diseases like cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis and salmonella. Their droppings can also help the growth of fungus, which causes histoplasmosis, which can accelerate the aging of structures and statues.

Even more alarming, these social birds often serve as unwitting hosts to fleas, lice, mites, ticks and other pests, which can create secondary infestations.

The pests not seen usually outnumber the ones that are!

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