Animals digging in your yard? Skunk odors? Skunks under your home or porch? These are oftentimes indicators that skunks are living on or near your property. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective skunk removal and exclusion services.

Identify Skunks

There are 4 species of skunks throughout the United States, including:

  • Striped Skunk
  • Eastern Spotted Skunk
  • Hooded Skunk
  • Hog-Nosed Skunk

The average skunk size is 20-30 inches long, including the tail, and 6-10 pounds. A skunks average life span is 2-4 years, and they are clearly identified by the black and white markings.


Skunks have strong forefeet and long claws that make them great diggers. As a nocturnal animal, skunks are most active at night. They are turning to be quite the solitary animal, living and foraging alone besides when they are mating. Skunks have litters of 1-7 young in late April and early June. One of a skunks most known characteristic is their defense mechanism. Skunks will attack when they feel cornered or feel that they need to protect their young. Their defense techniques may include growling, spitting, stomping, and spraying.

Skunk Damage

Skunks rarely ever enter homes and businesses to create damages. Problems will be created outside, and the repairs and cleanup can be time consuming and costly. Skunk damages can be identified by finding holes in the lawn, damaged corn, destroyed trash cans, raided poultry houses, and the one of a kind odor.


Trapping & Removal

Untrained homeowners face the stinky risk of getting sprayed when attempting to trap a skunk. Mishandling skunks can also lead to injuries from scratching and bites. Call Critter Control of Westland instead of facing potential harm to yourself or the animal. Our professionalism will ensure the job is done the right way and in the safest way possible.

Repair & Prevention

Critter Control of Westland can keep skunks away from your home by implementing a variety of prevention methods. Scare tactics, including automatic sprinklers or noise deterrents, will scare skunks and create another stink mess to deal with. Habitat modification is a method that will keep your yard unappealing to skunks. Installing fencing below the ground and above the ground will limit the opportunity of digging and/or eating plants in the garden!

We can help you get rid of skunk problems.  Call today: 734.237.8692

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