In the country areas and Manchester woodlands, the New Hampshire skunk will often create their burrows on the culverts, in the hollow of the trees, and under the rock or bush piles. However, the skunks that are found in the urban areas may cause problem since they normally build their den under the structure of the building. The skunks will dig on the ground when creating their homes. Some of them will take over the deserted burrows of other creatures such as the armadillo. They are basically using this burrow to rest, raise their babies, and hide from dangers. It contains several entrances and chambers that give them an opportunity to escape quickly should a predator attack their den.
How to Identify the Skunk Burrow
First, you need to determine the difference between the skunk burrow and the skunk hole. The skunk holes are basically the holes that they create when hunting for grubs and insects. These holes are shallow and usually have the shape of the cone. The depth of the holes is only few inches. On the other hand, the entrance of their burrows should measure at least 8 inches in diameter. It is also a lot deeper.
Identifying the Den of the Skunk
While most of the Manchester skunk hates the laborious tasks of creating a den and will take over the abandoned burrows of the other creature, there are also instances when they can dig burrows under our porch, shed, or decks. The adult skunks are using their den to raise their babies and also to seek for comfort during the unforgiving cold of the winter season. They are known to be solitary creatures. However, during the winter months, they may choose to live together in a den. There are situations that around 20 skunks can be found in a single burrow.
Skunks are persistent and adept diggers. They will create holes in our New Hampshire lawns when collecting their foods. If you want to drive away the creature from your property, you should consider installing deterrents and inclusion device around your house. Once you found an area that has been excavated, this can be a potential den for the skunk. Cover the entrance immediately using a loose soil. In the event that you noticed that the entrance has been reopened, there is definitely an unwanted guest in your property. Fencing would be the best way to keep them out of our property.
On the off chance that the den is being used by the creature to raise her litters, you should allow the New Hampshire babies to escape first before completely blocking the den. To guarantee that no creatures will be harmed during the process, you should call the help of the wildlife removal specialist. They are well-versed in using the different humane method. While the skunks are docile creatures, you should not tackle this task personally. The assistance of the experienced removal service can guarantee you that you are staying away from the risks and hazards of dealing with skunks.