Keeping Skunks Off Your Property 

Do you smell that? Oh no…nothing can ruin a day quicker than a skunk in your yard spraying you or your pet. Skunks can cause extensive damage to your property and pose a serious threat to your safety. It is important that your remove skunks from your Ann Arbor property at first sign of infestation. 

If you have a skunk on your property, you will most likely know right away from their strong odor. There are many reasons skunks choose to invade Ann Arbor homes and yards, including free access to food, water, and shelter. 

Why is it important to remove skunks from your Ann Arbor property? 

  • Odor— Skunks are notorious for their strong and pungent odor. If a skunk feels threatened or scared, it can release a foul-smelling spray as a defense mechanism. The odor can linger for days and is extremely difficult to get rid of. It can permeate your home, outdoor living spaces, and even affect your neighbors. Removing skunks can prevent unpleasant odors and maintain a comfortable environment. 


  • Damage— Skunks can cause damage to your property. They are known to dig burrows or dens in yards, gardens, and under structures such as decks, sheds, or porches. This can damage landscaping, foundations, and other structures. It is important to remove skunks to protect your property from damage and harm. Skunk droppings are another serious threat to the integrity of your home and the safety of you and your family. Learn about how to identify skunk scat and damage here. 


  • Pet Safety— Skunks can pose a serious threat to the safety and well-being of your pets. When cornered or provoked, skunks may spray at curious or aggressive animals, including dogs and cats. The spray can cause temporary blindness and discomfort to pets. It is also extremely hard to get rid of the smell from their fur. Additionally, skunks are known carriers of diseases such as rabies or parasites like fleas and ticks, which can be transmitted to your pets. 


  • Garden & Plant Protection— Skunks will pounce at free food anytime they can. Oftentimes this can be found in your garden or plants. Removing skunks helps protect your plants and ensures the productivity of your garden. 


It is important to not attempt to remove skunks yourself. Skunks pose a number of dangers and are extremely difficult to remove without being sprayed. If you encounter skunks on your Ann Arbor property, call the professionals at Critter Control of Ann Arbor. Our experts have years of experience removing skunks and are able to humanely remove skunks without damaging your property. Call 734.449.5858 for an inspection today!