Dogs are amazing companions! They keep you happy, they keep you active, and most importantly, they keep you company. Dogs are four-legged explorers that go out on investigations on their own and sometimes curiosity gets the best of them! It often so happens that skunks may feel intimidated by their presence and in response might unleash a fury of unbearable skunk spray! The poor dog might run inside after being startled by the skunk.
If you are dealing with skunks, make sure to contact Skunk Control immediately for affordable wildlife removal services!
Now you have a smelly dog and a house that smells. Now what? The first thing you need to do is escort the dog outside or have it come inside the bathroom as soon as possible. Do not let the dog leave. If possible, someone else might need to go to the store and buy de-skunker from a pet shop or you can make your own by mixing 1 quart of 3% Hydroperoxide, dish soap, and 1/4th teaspoon of baking soda. Make sure to wear gloves doing this. Make sure to rub this formula thoroughly.
Next, for the home, you want to get some fresh air in for circulation. Open op window and let fresh air do the work to neutralize the space as much as possible. If the sun shines, it’s even better since sunshine speeds up the process.
If the skunk spray came on fabrics such as clothes, sheets, blankets, it needs to be brought outside and washed immediately. There are products on the market today that do the work at quite an affordable price.
If you have a fan, that will be even better to get the skunk smell neutralized. Make sure to let the air circulate for a couple of hours or as long as possible. If you live in a colder province, opening up the doors and windows might not even be an option, instead, make sure to deodorize the room. There are several de-skunkers available on the market to tackle this issue at hand. The goal is not to mask the smell, but to neutralize it.
Skunks can do a lot of damage when they enter your property. They can dig for grub which at the same time can ruin the appearance of or garden by digging small potholes in the grass. They can also break in underneath the deck and stay there for a long period of time while making a mess of the yard by leaving their feces and urine all over the place. Skinks are very difficult animals to get rid of and only professional intervention is the only intervention that is needed. Call us now at Skunk Control to book your next appointment