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  • Oh No! My Dog’s Been Skunked! Best Way to Remove Skunk Odor from Dog

    You don’t have to live out in the deep woods to run into skunks, as any skunk sprayed dog will tell you (if he could talk, that is). Skunks can be found from the forest to the plains, and even in suburban neighborhoods. As their habitat is cleared to make room for our homes, they have very little trouble adapting to life right in our back yards and ditches.

    If you’ve ever had to deal with a skunk sprayed dog, you know there’s no smell on earth quite like it. Something about the combination of skunk musk and dog smell seems to bring out the worst in both of them.

    Chances are, you’ve heard of all the old remedies to remove skunk odor from dog. If you’ve ever tried washing your dog in tomato juice, you know how unpleasant it can be for you and the poor dog. What’s worse, you need to repeat the washing several times before it puts a dent in the skunk smell. On top of that, you need to give your dog another bath to get the tomato juice off. That just isn’t the best way to remove skunk odor.

    Biocide’s doggieCLEEN Skunk Spray is a safe and effective product to use when you need to remove skunk odor from dog. While we can’t promise your dog will enjoy a bath with doggieCLEEN any more than he enjoys it with tomato juice (or anything else, for that matter), we can tell you that it’s the best way to remove skunk odor, and it’s safe for you and your pet.

    Biocide doggieCLEEN Skunk Spray works by removing the smell by means of a safe chemical reaction. Any organic matter, such as urine, vomit, and yes, skunk musk, Biocide encounters is reduced to chloride and chlorite ions, both of which are completely harmless. This is not only effective in removing the odor, but is also safe for your skunk sprayed dog.

    If you live where there are skunks (and chances are you do, whether you realize it or not), you should have some doggieCLEEN Skun Spray on hard, just in case you ever find yourself with a skunk sprayed dog and need a fast way to remove skunk odor from dog.

  • A Dog Sprayed by a Skunk: Every Pet Owner’s Worst Nightmare

    It’s a beautiful summer day and you’re sitting in your kitchen with a glass of lemonade, enjoying the warm weather. Suddenly, the family dog bursts in through the doggie door. Under normal circumstances you’d be more than pleased to see your pet, but this time you notice an atrocious odor: a dog sprayed by a skunk! This is never a pleasant situation, but most pet owners will have to deal with it at some point in their dog’s life.

    Once your dog has the skunk odor on them and traipses through your home, you’ll also need to remove skunk odor from house to completely get rid of skunk smell. Because of this, it’s vital that you corral your dog to a small area as soon as you smell the skunk on him. Best of all, try to keep him outside so you won’t have to deal with the skunk problem inside as well as out. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an option. A good way to avoid having to get rid of skunk smell is by understanding why a skunk sprays in the first place.

    Skunks are nocturnal animals, meaning they roam around at night, particularly around twilight, and mainly sleep during the day. Because they’re nocturnal, they have excellent hearing and a strong sense of smell, but not very good sight. When a skunk is frightened suddenly, it will first attempt different displays in an attempt to ward off the predator. If this doesn’t work, bombs away! The skunk sprays out oily secretions made up of various sulfur compounds, creating the pungent rotten egg smell we all recognize.

    Help avoid having your dog sprayed by a skunk by not letting him wander in to wooded areas alone, and by keeping a close eye on him when he’s outside, especially when it’s starting to get dark out. Keep skunks away from your property by making sure to close garbage cans securely and not leave food out, including bird seed. If, despite your best efforts, you still end up with a skunk-covered pet, try our doggiCLEEN Skunk Spray. This is an odor remover, not simply an odor masker, which is what typical household remedies like vinegar and tomato juice do. They may initially get rid of skunk smell, but once your pet gets wet the odor will return.

    A good idea for all pet owners is to order our doggiCLEEN Skunk 911 Home Kit before you have any skunk problems, making sure it’s on hand if and when the time comes. The doggiCLEEN Skunk 911 Home Kit contains doggieCLEEN Skunk Spray for removing skunk odor from the dog and also roomSHOCKER Quick Release in order to remove skunk odor from house.

  • How to Get Rid of Kennel Odor So Your Whole Yard Doesn’t Go to the Dogs

    You love your dogs, but if you don’t know how to get rid of kennel odor, man’s best friend can become your yard’s worst enemy. It isn’t the dogs’ fault. They smell like dogs because, frankly, that’s what they are. Fortunately, with the right dog odor remover, it’s easy to learn how to improve kennel smell so you can enjoy your dogs without being embarrassed to have anyone over or needing nose plugs.

    There are some things regarding how to get rid of kennel odor which should be obvious. You need to remove the feces regularly. Ideally, this should be done daily or every other day. Worst case, it should be done on a weekly basis. No dog odor remover can help you improve kennel smell if you don’t scoop the poo and get it out of there.

    Other dog odors can be a bit tougher to deal with, especially if you don’t know how to get rid of kennel odor. To improve kennel smell, use a non-toxic cleaner like Biocide regularly. Don’t use bleach or other harsh chemicals. They’re simply not safe for your dog.

    How often you should clean the kennel using a dog odor remover really is a matter of your own tolerance for dog smell (believe it or not, your dog does not mind the dog smell). In most cases, every other month or so is plenty to improve kennel smell to tolerable levels. You’ll find that using Biocide will help your kennel smell better longer, allowing you to take more time between cleanings if you prefer.

    Of course, you’ll want to bathe your dogs regularly. Ideally, you should go ahead and give your dog a good scrub down while the kennel is clean and then give him a regular bath at least once per week. After all, there’s no more sense in putting a smelly dog inside a clean kennel than there is in putting a clean dog in a dirty kennel.

    It takes a little work, but it’s easy to improve kennel smell if you know how to get rid of kennel odor. Once you’ve eliminated the odors with a dog odor remover like Biocide, keeping it clean and smelling fresh is a snap. Use Biocide before your kennel smell causes your whole yard to go to the dogs.

  • Is There Anything Better Than Tomato Juice for Skunk Odor?

    Chances are, if you’re reading this, your home has just been skunked. Assuming you’re familiar with the old home remedies, you’re already up to your elbows in red slime because you tried tomato juice for skunk odor. And, like most of us who have ever faced the same situation, you’ve learned something: No matter what you’ve been told, tomato juice is just not an effective way to get rid of skunk smell from home.

    To get rid of skunk smell from home, you need Biocide roomSHOCKER. Because it penetrates porous materials, you can even get rid of skunk smell from home furnishings and carpet. Biocide roomSHOCKER oxidizes all organic matter that it touches, turning the musk which causes skunk odor into chloride and chlorite ions. These ions are completely harmless, making roomSHOCKER a perfectly safe way to take your home back from that skunk odor.

    Using tomato juice for skunk smell takes a lot of time and only ends up making a mess. What’s worse, it doesn’t even work on porous surfaces. Even if it did, the juice would run many household accoutrements. By using Biocide products, you’ll get the job done a lot faster and more effectively without damaging your home, carpet or furniture.

    What’s more, Biocide roomSHOCKER is non toxic and environmentally friendly, so you won’t need to worry about hurting dogs, cats, birds, or other animals you actually want around your home. We hope you never need to get rid of skunk smell from home again, but in case you do, it’s always a good idea to keep some roomSHOCKER on hand. In addition to being the best way to get rid of skunk smell from home, it works great on many of the most common pet and household odors.

    Save the tomato juice for your famous chili recipe. When you need to deal with skunk odor, Biocide roomSHOCKER is the way to go. Nothing beats it when you need to get rid of skunk odor from home.

  • Are there any Cat Pee Odor Removal Products that Work?

    When we broke down and let the kids keep that adorable little kitten, cat pee odor removal was the last thing on our minds. After all, pet urine odor removal is more of a dog owner’s problem, right?

    It turns out that if you don’t get those little fluffballs neutered on time, you end up with a cat spraying all over your home, especially if you have a male. It’s kind of like the feline version of a teenager who puts on too much cologne in an attempt to impress all girls. Don’t ask us how this is supposed to attract a mate, but it must work because cats have been doing it for millennia.

    We honestly intended to get the cat neutered. Every responsible cat owner does, right? But one thing leads to another, time slips away from you, and before you know it, you have a cat pee odor removal problem. We were amazed how fast our home went from company clean to embarrassing. The odor just took the place over.

    Fortunately, when we got the cat fixed, the cat spraying stopped. Our vet told us this isn’t always the case. He told us one of the things we could do to help was to use a good cat pee odor removal product to eliminate the smell of cat urine from the house (as if we didn’t already have enough reason to want to get rid of it).

    We tried three or four different pet urine odor removal products, none of which really did the trick. We had almost given up on cat pee odor removal and had even decided the only way we were going to get our house to smell right again was to buy all new carpeting and furniture. So much for free kittens. This was becoming a very expensive cat. Fortunately, a family friend turned us on to what we have become convinced is the best cat pee odor removal product available: Biocide.

    Biocide’s Avanflex Liquid ClO2 and Room Shocker Quick Release products did the trick and did it fast. If you’re looking for the best cat pee odor removal products on the market, skip over the others and get Biocide. They’re also great for other pet urine odor removal, indoors and out. So, whether you’re dealing with smelly dogs or a cat spraying, Biocide will give you your clean, fresh-smelling home back.

  • New Home, Awful Stench

    You just finished signing the papers, the home is now yours! You rush over, pull in the driveway and excitedly use your key for the very first time and walk through the front door…and almost gag at the pet odor that virtually attacks you as you step in to the house. How could you not have noticed the overwhelming stench of cat urine, wet dog and general feces when you walked through the house the first few times. How could the former homeowners not have mentioned that they never learned how to remove pet odor permanently? The truth is, you are not the first new homeowner in this situation and you won’t be the last.

    Many homeowners either do not care properly for their pets and the inevitable accidents or are just unaware that there is a product available that actually eliminates the pet odor rather than just covering it with perfumes. In fact, the former homeowners may have thought they had eliminated the odor when they scrubbed urine stains with carpet cleaner and sprayed deodorizing concoctions throughout the home. All they actually accomplished was a moving around of urine crystals and a masking of the pet odor with perfumes.

    The good news is that you have the power to completely eliminate pet odors from your new home without adding a harsh chemical scent or working your fingers to the bone. The first step is to spray Biocide Systems ClO2 Liquid Shocker on any obvious stains, being sure to follow label directions carefully and blot rather than rub the stain. Other dog odor remover products may help lift the urine stain but cannot eliminate the embedded urine and crystals that often form but the ClO2 Liquid Shocker can. Once you have lifted the stains you can see, use a room Shocker pouch in each room of the home to eliminate the pet odor from every surface in the house, even though you would not expect to have absorbed the smell. The Chlorine Dioxide vapors enclosed in the room Shocker are able to penetrate every porous surface including walls, floors, and fabrics to get rid of the stench for good.

  • How to Remove Pet Odors

    Have you tried every odor eliminator on the market and your house still smells like a kennel? Have you scrubbed every surface that has been urinated, defecated, and vomited on by your dog or cat but you still get a whiff of the offensive odor every once in a while? Do you worry that your friends and family are hesitant to visit your home because you haven’t figured out how to remove pet odors effectively?

    If you answered yes to any of the above questions, visit immediately for information and guidance on how to actually remove the odor rather than just masking or perfuming the smell. Learn about the ecologically friendly and newly applicable uses of chlorine dioxide to penetrate every porous surface in your home and oxidize and remove the odor. Read testimonials from pet owners, smokers, and homeowners who have purchased a home from a pet owner or smoker, and the amazing results they achieved through the use of the room Shocker system. The chlorine dioxide vapors are perfectly safe for humans and pets and do not leave the institutional disinfectant smell that chlorine cleaners do.

    Pet odors are considered some of the toughest odors to remove but they are no match for the room Shocker. Your home will no longer smell like a kennel but a fresh , inviting place that your friends and family will be happy to visit.

  • Why Does This Rug Still Smell Like Cat Urine?

    If you have cats, chances are that he or she has peed on, or worse sprayed, many of the fabrics and surfaces in your home. Cat urine has the potential to imbed itself into the carpet, furniture, curtains, and other surfaces of your home and linger there for months, even years, if not properly treated. Cat pee odor removal is tougher than other animal odors because when cat urine dries, it forms crystals that adhere to surfaces so many cleaning techniques end up pushing those crystals deeper into the carpet or furniture rather than removing them. If your cat has “sprayed” an area to mark its territory, the odor-causing protein in the urine is even more highly concentrated so the odor is more highly concentrated as well. Ugh. Is there a cat pee odor removal system that actually works or do they all simply mask the odor until the crystals are irritated again and the stench rises anew?

    Happily, there is a solution and it will work whether the cat urine if fresh or has been embedded in a sofa or curtain for years: Biocide Systems Avanflex Liquid ClO2 and room Shocker will work in tandem to eliminate car urine odor from every surface and fabric in your home. The Avanflex Liquid ClO2 solution will remove the embedded crystals from the fabrics in your home. Generously spray the affected area, wait 5 to 15 minutes, then blot, don’t rub, the area. The next step is to activate the room Shocker; one unit for each room of the house is recommended to completely eliminate odors. The room Shocker does not require much work from you, simply follow the instructions and leave the room undisturbed for 12 to 36 hours, depending on the severity of the urine infestation.

    After the allotted time, reenter a room that you might not recognize because you do not immediately wrinkle your nose to block the stench. It’s true, cat pee odor removal can be achieved and Biocide Systems can help you do it.

  • Enjoy Your Dog but Not the Wet Dog Smell?

    Your dog has returned from an impromptu romp around the neighborhood and has evidently been snuggling with a skunk…or is that the smell of a long-dead raccoon? Luckily you caught him before he attempted to rub himself clean on the couch, which is not an effective dog odor remover, and put him in the bathtub. After repeated shampooing and vigorous scrubbing, your best friend has now regained his position as a member of the family and is free to roam the house at will. But what is that smell? You may have thought that the solution to get rid of pet odor was a warm, soapy bath but now the lingering smell of whatever your dog rolled in has mingled with that awful wet dog smell to make your living room smell like a musty home for decaying animals. Is there a dog odor remover system that actually works to get rid of pet odor of this magnitude?

    Amazingly enough, Biocide Systems offers a solution to this particular problem with the room Shocker line of products. The chlorine dioxide solution that is released will penetrate all porous surfaces, from wood to fabric, and kills all odor. This is not another product that masks or perfumes the room so that the odor returns within a couple of days. The potent chlorine dioxide gas eliminates the odor for permanent relief from the stench.

    Do not panic, however, because this is a perfectly safe application system that does not leave a disinfectant odor behind to advertise the fact that your dog has a nasty habit of rolling in rotting carcasses. The room Shocker uses oxygen to break up the odor and the chlorine dioxide vapors are safe for both children and pets.

    You can get rid of pet odor with painstaking cleaning and airing of fabrics, carpets, and wall coverings and wait for the smell to return or you can follow the simple room Shocker directions, walk away, and return to an odor-free home.

  • Got A Lovable Hamster, But Hate The Smell Of Its Cage? Get It Out!

    Hamsters are cute little creatures but their living spaces can quickly become smelly with the stink of their bathroom mess, spilled food, and other messes that collect in a hamster’s cage. All of this doesn’t only mean a dirty hamster cage, it also means that there’s that unpleasant hamster cage smell that always seems to come with it. But don’t think you have to live with stink just to live with your hamster – there are ways to eliminate hamster cage smell.

    Keeping your hamster’s cage clean on a regular basis is the best way to make sure that you don’t have to deal with bad hamster cage smell because messes won’t have a chance to build up and start stinking. But anyone who’s ever owned a hamster will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to avoid the smell altogether, no matter how clean you keep the cage. So, what to do then?

    There are a few solutions. You could try wiping down the entire cage with vinegar, which will eliminate hamster cage smell. But you do have to make sure that you rinse it thoroughly as the vinegar could be too potent for your hamster’s delicate tongue or nose. Whatever you do, don’t try to clean the cage using any harsh chemicals such as bleach or strong detergents! These are extremely dangerous to your hamster and could kill your lovable pet.

    A completely safe, and easy, alternative is to use our Avanflex Liquid CL02 solution. This solution is completely safe for pets – and is even safe when used around kids! The magic is in the Chlorine Dioxide which is an oxidizer that will find the unpleasant hamster cage odor and get rid of it. You don’t have to do anything – not even rinse the Avanflex off! Just spray and walk away and pretty soon, you’ll be playing with Hammy again in no time, and not worrying about how you’re going to eliminate the smell from its cage.

  • Time To Decorate For The Holidays – Don’t Forget To Clean Your Home’s Air Too!

    The holidays are coming up and with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the people through your home in the meanwhile, there’s no doubt that you’re doing a little bit of decorating. Whether you’re putting out Indian corn or hanging up stockings, there’s a lot of decorating to do this time of year. But as you’re decorating trees and hanging up autumn wreaths, don’t forget to also clean the air in your home.

    When you have guests over, the only thing they probably want to smell is the aroma of that delicious turkey in the oven. And if there are bad smells in the air of your home, it’s probably going to be one of the first things they notice – and something they’ll never forget. And, when your guests are sitting in a stinky room, it won’t matter how many other cute decorations you’ve put up – it won’t make a good impression. So, how do you clean the bad smells in the air, so you can get on with decorating that tree?

    Of course, start by trying to find the source of the odor. Mould, stale air, bad cooking smells, cigarette smoke, and pet smells are some of the most common bad smells in homes. If the smell has a visible source, such as a pet stain, make sure you clean it up thoroughly. You can also clean the kitchen for bad kitchen smells, and clean things such as the walls if you’re dealing with cigarette smoke. But sometimes, especially with very strong smells such as cigarette smoke, cleaning may not be enough. Luckily, our chlorine dioxide products will be.

    We have many products tailored to many of these bad house smells that will not only clean the air in your home, but will also eliminate bad house odors. Our products don’t mask the odor or just try to cover it up. You don’t have to spray anything, clean anything, or put harmful chemicals into your home’s air. Just open the packets of chlorine dioxide and wait until the bad smells in your home disappear. Make sure to check out all of our products and get the one that’s right for the bad smell in your home. Whether it’s a dog, cigarettes, or just general bad air smell, you’ll find something here that will let you stop worrying about the bad air smell in your home, and let you get on with the rest of your decorating!

  • Make Your Dog Kissable Again By Getting Rid Of Dog’s Bad Breath

    Even if you don’t like your dog to kiss you on the face, just being near a dog with a bad breath can be an unpleasant experience – it can follow the dog around and stink up any room the dog is in. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get rid of your dog’s bad breath.

    The first thing to do may also be one of the most unpleasant; this is finding out whether or not your dog is eating their own waste. Dogs will often do this when things like essential vitamins and minerals are missing from their diet. Needless to say, this results in very bad dog breath. One way to help with the breath issue, and stop the nasty habit, is to feed your dog pineapple every day. This will make their waste stink and they won’t want to eat it. Many times when vets notice bad breath in dogs, one of the first things they’ll ask is what the dog’s diet is, and if you’ve ever noticed them eating their own waste.

    If you think it’s just general bad dog breath, there are many things you can give your dog to chew on to get rid of a dog’s bad breath. Chicken necks, butcher bones, dental sticks, rawhide, and carrots are all good chewing items that will get rid of your dog’s bad breath. Most of these items eliminate a dog’s bad breath by removing plaque, and reducing tartar build-up, which is usually a large culprit for bad breath in dogs. Parsley can also be finely chopped and added to your dog’s food. This herb isn’t known for just getting rid of dog’s bad breath, but bad people breath too!

    Once you’ve gotten your dog’s bad breath under control, you might want to freshen up the rest of them too. Whether they smell like wet dog, a dog that’s been outside, or could just use a freshening up, our doggiCLEEN will do the trick to get them back to snuggling with you again in no time. This product is great for anytime you want to freshen Fido up, and is strong enough to even remove the smell of skunk from your dog!

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