How to Eliminate Skunk Smell

How to Eliminate Skunk Smell
A displeased skunk is easily recognizable by the odor it produces. Its two scent glands can emit their odorous mixture up to 10 feet away, usually against another animal. But the scent will coat everything in the area. If it's near you, you'll want to remove it as much as you can.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 quart 3-percent hydrogen peroxide 1/4 cup baking soda 2 tsp. liquid soap Sponge Brush Water
  • 1 quart 3-percent hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 tsp. liquid soap
  • Sponge
  • Brush
  • Water
Step 1
Lightly rinse the area to be treated with water. Be mindful of where excess water will drain so as not to simply spread the odor to new areas.
Step 2
Create the cleaning solution by pouring the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and liquid soap into an open container.
Step 3
Using the sponge, liberally apply the solution to the area to be treated. Work the solution into absorbent materials such as fabric.
Step 4
Wait five minutes after treatment, then rinse the treated area with water. If the odor persists, repeat the treatment. Allow the treated area to dry.
Step 5
Dispose of excess solution into a drain using running water.

Tips & Warnings

 
This solution is safe to use on pets and humans. Help prevent skunk encounters by securing garbage in a bin with a closed lid.
 
This solution is safe to use on pets and humans.
 
Help prevent skunk encounters by securing garbage in a bin with a closed lid.
 
Do not store the mixture in a closed container. This solution may lead to slight bleaching of treated areas.
 
Do not store the mixture in a closed container.
 
This solution may lead to slight bleaching of treated areas.

Article Written By David Chandler

David Chandler has been a freelance writer since 2006 whose work has appeared in various print and online publications. A former reconnaissance Marine, he is an active hiker, diver, kayaker, sailor and angler. He has traveled extensively and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida where he was educated in international studies and microbiology.

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