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. Play Audio Pause Audio Identifying Skunks Two of the most prominent skunk species include the spotted skunk and the striped skunk. Skunks are well-known for their foul and pungent smell, used as a defense mechanism. Appearance Striped Skunks Striped skunks show two outward-bowing, thick stripes along their backs, which join together near their tails, and white patches on their heads. Striped skunks weigh between 4 and 10 pounds and can measure about 25 inches long. Spotted Skunks Spotted skunks have much more of a varied look. They have eccentric-looking striped that are accompanied by few actual spots. Smaller than striped skunks, spotted skunks weigh no more than 3 pounds and grow between 15 and 20 inches long. Habitat Skunks are nocturnal animals that are capable of surviving in most climates. During the winter, skunks will rely on fat stores for nourishment and remain holed up in dens for several consecutive days or weeks. Skunks prefer to live in open areas such as prairies, pastures, and forest edges. Skunk Problems Entry Skunks are known to live under buildings, decks, and patios. They will seek nourishment available in areas of human activity, including rodents, garden vegetation, grubs, insects, and trash bins! Skunks have even been reported breaking into chicken coops and stealing eggs or hatchlings. Damage Skunks will create quite the problem for a homeowner. As they dig for food they will damage landscapes, plants, and structures. When skunks feel threatened they may spray, causing terrible odors and potentially may cause temporary blindness. Skunks are known transmitters of canine distemper, hepatitis, tularemia, and Q-fever. Skunk Control Trapping and Removal Critter Control of SW Oakland County has extensive experience in finding points of entry and sealing them, preventing more skunks from entering your home. Each wildlife animal has their own unique habits, intelligence levels, and diet preferences. Your technician will be highly trained in creating a species-specific solution that will get the skunks out of your home quickly and efficiently. Control & Prevention Keeping skunks out of your home is a main priority for Critter Control of SW Oakland County. Entry areas will be sealed, vents will be screened, and habitat modification will be implemented. Trust us to get your skunk problem under control. Call Critter Control of SW Oakland County if you hear noises in the attic or scratching in your walls. 248.397.5110 Critter Control of SW Oakland County, MI Service Area Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, *Birmingham, *Bloomfield, *Bloomfield Hills, *Bloomfield Township, Commerce Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills, *Ferndale, Franklin, Huntington Woods, *Keego Harbor, *Lathrup Village, *Northville, Novi, *Oak Park, Orchard Lake, *Pleasant Ridge, *Pontiac, *Royal Oak, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Union Lake, Walled Lake, *Waterford, West Bloomfield, *White Lake, *Wixom, Wolverine Lake *Our service area includes only part of this city. If you are West of Woodward, North of Eight Mile, South of M-59 (Highland Road) or East of Duck Lake and Wixom Roads then this is your Critter Control Office. This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Horizon Home Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of SW Oakland County SW Oakland County Critter Control is your professional wildlife control and removal company. We can handle any wildlife control problem.