Skunks in Suburbia
How can I best deter the neighborhood skunk (a block in Glencairn, East Lansing) from visiting? We don't really want to have to ask you for a good way to clean skunk spray from dog hair (but might as well). Many thanks for your assistance.
Ingham County Michigan
Here is an article that discuss what you can do to discourage skunks from spending time on your property, and a formula that does work for removing odor.
(Please note the firearms I fo in the Colorado article doe not apply here- see the DNR site for information)
The Michigan DNR licenses nuisance animal removal services, listed online.
There is an extra DNR permit for relocating wildlife. To verify this you must call the DNR- Casey Reitz 517-284-6210.
On a personal note, after de-odorizing my dogs twice, I now take them out on a leash after dark! I also keep many quarts of unopened hydrogen peroxide handy. Once opened, hydrogen peroxide will lose its effectiveness. Best of luck.