Find Skunks Under Heating Units Finding skunks under heating units in the area is not as common as locating skunks in cabins, sheds and areas easier to access. Skunks under heating units may have been driven to find shelter in the unusual location because they were scared. The creatures may also be found under outdoor air conditioning and heating units, electrical transfer boxes and exterior utility closets. If you notice skunks under any of these units, contact a skunk removal expert at Critter Control. How to Know if Skunks are Under Heating Units When you are by your heating unit in the area, if you notice animal hair that is black and white, see a well-worn depression or hole, see small paw prints or smell a rancid odor that smells like a skunk, then you may have skunks under heating units. Use caution when trying to determine whether you see skunks under heating units since they may be scared and will spray if they feel threatened. Heating and air conditioner units range in size, style and location, but they provide ample areas to hide under and may provide the protection skunks need from the weather and other animals. How to Remove Skunks Under Heating Units Removing skunks under heating units can be tricky and there is a great risk of getting sprayed if proper removal methods are not followed. A skunk expert in the area will be able to identify that the creatures you suspect are skunks, how skunks under heating units accessed the area and how to remove the skunks under heating units. Skunks do carry rabies and can pass on the disease if they bite animals and humans. Use caution and contact a Critter Control skunk expert for proper methods to remove skunks.