One day, you might go out and be confronted with an incredibly pungent smell and do not know where it comes from, and then you recognize the smell and realize that a skunk has been at work. You try to find any trace of a skunk but to no avail. You see no trace and no skunk either, but the smell still keeps lingering. So what do you do to get rid of the skunk smell on your porch? To find out, it’ll be a bit useful to know what and from where the skunk smell comes.
If you are dealing with a stubborn skunk, contact Skunk Control right away and we’ll take care of the issue in a safe and ethical way!
The skunk smell is produced in the glands of the skunk located below the anus. The spray comes from an organic compound called thiol. The compound is sulfur-based and is meant to stick to surfaces. The skunk’s spray is oil in reality which means that it can get on clothes, furniture, skin, and fur easily. The smell can last a very long time if it is left untreated. It can stay as long as 3 weeks.
Now that you know what skunk spray is, you might be wondering how to get rid of it. There are various de-skunk available on the market all in different price ranges and qualities.
It would be very beneficial to read the reviews and compare what one has to offer over the other. If you do not feel like going to the store, there is a homemade solution to get rid of the smell. This solution is said to be very good and effective against the smell. This homemade solution is pretty easy to acquire as all you need are 3 basic ingredients found in any kitchen, and if you do not have these in your kitchen, these ingredients are available in every grocery store.
What you need are:
- 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap
Mix all of these in a bowl or a small bucket and portion the ingredients to the surface area. You want to scrub down the porch area. You might want to inspect the smell further to make sure that there is no dead animal there. Skunks are considered to be invasive wildlife animals that take advantage of human habitats and man-made structures.
Skunks will dig a burrow at the foundation of the structure. They will dig below decks, and at the base of the property itself. They will do a lot of damage when they find themselves on their property. They will also ruin your garden by digging up grubs and leaving feces behind.
If you have a skunk that you need to have removed, do not hesitate and contact the technicians from Skunk Control to book your next appointment!