The other night I was surprised by facing off with two skunks in the basement, marching confidently toward me just outside my shop area. Looked like a mother and a kit.
Basement is quite full with stuff, so locating them was pretty pointless, plus not having nets of any sorts, would not have been a good idea, so I decided to wait till next night to see if I could get them out by leaving the shop door open - I could see them scraping off insulation foam around the door trying to get out.
I started with trying to locate a place where they entered the basement. The only possible point of entry was a window in the basement with a pit outside (basement is below ground). Upon inspecting the pit I found those two little critters, without food and water possibly for days. Went home, mixed some dog food, berries, carrots, beef, got some water and lowered down in trays while there was still was light outside. Just a short while ago inspected the pit (from above) and saw water tray empty and food gone. Good timing.
Calling tomorrow skunk removal specialists in the area.