A skunk’s smell is probably the vilest odours out there, and only one who has experienced it can testify as to how truly horrifying it is.
You are even unluckier if you have had the misfortune of getting sprayed on your clothes, your furniture, your home, or your pets, and although we can’t give you any quick fixes – that’s how obstinate a skunk’s spray is – we sure can give you a few handy remedies to get rid of the smell. Also, you can call skunk removal experts for help.
If it’s your clothes that have suffered the wrath of a skunk, remove them immediately and get to work on them as soon as possible. The more time you allow the odour to remain, the more difficult it is to get rid of.
Now, mix one part of household ammonia with around six parts of water and soak the clothes completely in this mix. Make sure you do not use bleach because bleach and ammonia create a dreadful mix that gives out toxic fumes.
Keep your clothes soaked for at least half an hour and then rinse them thoroughly, repeating the process until the odour goes away for good.
To treat clothes, mixes of hydrogen peroxide and water, as well as distilled white vinegar and water, will work too.
When it comes to pets, use a mix of baking soda, dishwashing liquid or powder and hydrogen peroxide to give them a thorough scrub. Leave the mix on for a few minutes, hose them down with water, and then repeat the process until necessary.
Of course, keeping the pets outdoors will ensure that none of this vile smell spreads to other parts of the house.
These, as well as other DIY techniques, will help you remove a skunk’s smell, although this obstinate odour takes quite a lot of work no matter which mix you use!