How to Actually Get Rid of Skunk Smell
Don’t Leave Skunk Smell for Long
Removal becomes harder the longer you wait. Therefore, you’ll want to start to eliminate the smell as quickly as possible after you notice it. Opening the windows right away will allow the scent to escape as you wash your pet or yourself.
If Your Pet Was Sprayed
Mix a solution of ¼ cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap (citrus will cut grease) with 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Keeping it away from their eyes, lather the mixture on your pet and allow it to sit for five minutes before rinsing and washing with regular pet shampoo. You may need to repeat this procedure more than once, depending on the severity of smell. To guarantee that the smell comes off of your pet, use DoggiCLEEN Skunk Spray from Biocide Systems.
DoggiCLEEN Skunk Spray is 100% non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and is safe for both pets and people.
If You or Another Person Was Sprayed
Remove all clothing as soon as possible and place it into a garbage bag. Seal the bag and place it outside. Use grease-cutting dish soap or fragrant soap to wash the body. Wash hair with a shampoo formulated for oily hair or the pet solution above.
Soaking in a baking soda bath can also eliminate skunk smell from skin. Simply add two to four cups of baking soda to hot water, soak for 15 to 20 minutes, and rinse.
Removing Skunk Smell from Fabrics
If your furniture smells of skunk spray, you can remove the smell by using any household cleaner or regular laundry detergent, but test on an inconspicuous area first. Always ensure you’re wearing rubber gloves when handling or touching anything that’s been sprayed, as skunk spray can transfer to and be absorbed easily into the skin.
Grease-cutting dish soap can also be used. For clothing, the pet solution above can be poured into the washing machine with cool water. Bleach can be used for affected white or light clothing.
After washing, allow clothes to air dry; never place them in the dryer. Why? Because warm temperatures will not only cause the smell to intensify, but ensure it spreads around your home.
Eliminating Skunk Spray from the Air
Along with ensuring that all windows are open, vinegar is a natural product that can be very effective at neutralizing skunk smell. Cleaning vinegar is more concentrated, so it may be more effective when the smell is strongest. Simply pour vinegar into bowls and place around your home.
Activated charcoal can be yet another effective way to trap skunk spray odor. You can also use carbon filters to remove a skunk smell.
Skunk Odor Eliminators from Biocide Systems De-Skunk Your Home Immediately
The smell of skunk spray is potent, and it can permeate every area of your home, but it doesn’t have to when you choose the right product.
Chlorine dioxide or Cl02 is a strong oxidizer, using the oxygen in the air to eliminate, not mask, skunk smells. Unfortunately, Cl02 was unable to be generated instantly or on a small scale when needed. That is, until now!
Biocide Systems has developed technology that allows active chlorine dioxide to be generated immediately. What does this mean for getting rid of skunk smells? It means that as soon as you open or spray one of our products, the Cl02 gets to work right away at eliminating the smell of skunk spray at the molecular level. Other solutions like tomato juice or carbon filters only mask or trap odors.
Along with its unparalleled effectiveness, Cl02 is also completely safe and environmentally friendly, lasting only a couple of days before degrading into harmless saline solution.
This means that you can use all of our products without any worry that you or your pets will be harmed. However, you will want to ensure that rooms are not occupied while they’re being treated, as Cl02 does irritate the eyes and mucus membranes.
Look through our website for all of our skunk odor removers for rooms, pets, vehicles and much more.
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