How to get rid of skunk smell

How to get rid of skunk smell?

Skunk smell is something you wouldn’t want anywhere near you, on you, or around you, and this is why it is so important to look for signs of skunks. If you see a hole near the perimeter of your deck, it may very well be a skunk that dug a burrow. There are also signs that you can pick up when you go around the yard. Skunks like to dig up small holes to get to the grub. They look like mole holes, the only difference is that they look smaller!

If you do suspect skunk activity taking place on your property, do not hesitate to call Skunk Control!

Dogs are often the victims of a skunk spray attack, and skunks being who they are go in defense mode. To get rid of the skunk smell on your dog, do the following:

  • 1 quart (950 ml) of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda,
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap

Before applying the mixture, wear gloves. Apply the solution like you would do with a normal bathing session. Massage the solution in the fur and let the fur absorb the solution and rinse after approx. 10 minutes have passed.  The hydrogen peroxide can cause color chance to the fur so proceed with caution. Make sure to avoid the mouth and the eyes as well.

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 also break in underneath the deck, as earlier mentioned before, and stay there for a long period 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