Have you been Skunked? Well not to worry Varmint Evictors has the solution, literally for just about anything to get rid of the horrible skunk smell. Remember the sooner you act after you, your pet, or home have been sprayed by a skunk the better. Stay outside, keep the smell out of your home. A skunks smell will quickly invade everything making it that much harder to get rid of skunk smell. Here are some easy home remedies to get rid of the skunk smell…
How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell on Pets
Mix a 32 ounce bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a cup of baking soda and two teaspoons of liquid dish soap. Mix all ingredients in order in a large container. Wet your pet and rub in the mixture. Let it set for about 10 minutes, then rinse and repeat if needed. Please DO NOT use the bottle of 16% hydrogen peroxide as it is very caustic and can cause skin to burn. Also be sure to keep the solution away from pets eyes. You may also want to take your pet to the vet if they exhibit any unusual behavior.
Get Rid of Skunk Smell on People
You have probably heard that tomato juice or even products like Febreze ® will get rid of skunk smell. While these may help temporally, skunk smell will return fairly quickly. The good news is, you can use the same formula for pets for people however be sure to leave it on bare skin for only 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Use extreme caution and keep the mixture out of your eyes, mouth and nose. You may need to repeat the process if necessary. If you have been sprayed in your eyes by a skunk, use clear water to flush your eyes, if irritation persists contact a medical professional right away. CAUTION: Do not store left over mixture. Mix with additional water and pour down a drain. The mixture will explode in a covered container.
If your clothing has been sprayed directly it may have to be thrown away. Skunk smell in clothes can be washed using bleach if it is color safe and has not been sprayed directly.
How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell from House, Car or Porch
This is for non-living things only when you need to get rid of skunk smell from house, car, porch, garage, shed, home, etc. Mix 1 cup of bleach or vinegar and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap in 2-1/2 gallons of warm water. Apply to area you want to get skunk smell out of and rinse well with clean water. If skunk smell has transferred to you carpet, you may want to have them professionally steam cleaned.