There’s no mistaking when a skunk is near – its strong, unpleasant odor is a smell we’re all too familiar with. That smell is actually an oil-based spray skunks use as a defense mechanism. Like raccoons, skunks are about the size of a small dog with a weight of up to 18 lbs. They may not be hibernators, but skunks do remain generally inactive and feed rarely during the winter – making them more of a problem during the warmer months.
If you have skunks lurking around on your property, you’ll smell them before you see them. Look for a small, 4-6 inch diameter hole near your home, porch, or deck, or even near woodpiles. Skunks are usually hiding away in a den they’ve created for themselves, but when they’re on the move, they can create some serious damage to your property. Skunks like to tear up gardens and lawns in search of fruit, grubs, and insects. Like most unwanted wildlife creatures, the damage is done in the search for food, and it’s safe to say food will be found where humans reside.
Don’t put up with the nuisance of skunks any longer. Madd Hatter Critters is your go-to for complete skunk removal services. We have the experience and expertise to humanely remove skunks from your property without getting sprayed.
We can also provide you with an estimate on any damage repair. Once the skunks have been completely removed from your property, we’ll assess the damage, make the necessary repairs, and walk you through preventative measures that can be taken moving forward.
For more information on skunk removal or to schedule an appointment, call Madd Hatter Critters at (616) 250-3370.