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HELP! How to get rid of skunk smell?!

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DORLIS Last reply on Aug 10, 2015

Tomorrow we're having 20 people over for a party, and wouldn't you know a SKUNK sprayed the side of our home! So now our garage and the rest of our house smells like skunk. ;-( I know how to remove the scent from a dog, but how would I neutralize it in my home? And QUICKLY? Thanks so much!

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  • Carrie MakingLemonade
    Carrie MakingLemonade Blue Bell, PA
    on Jul 7, 2013

    Thank you, Connie R! Right now I've used Febreze on the whole house, but if I find where the skunk sprayed I'll use Pinesol. That's a great tip.

  • Therese C
    Therese C Greenfield, IA
    on Jul 8, 2013

    Don't worry about finding exactly where it sprayed Carrie. Just put a pesticide sprayer tank on your garden hose and fill it with Pine-sol, then spray down that entire side of the house. It will only take a short time and the smell will be gone.

  • Terri S
    Terri S Lafayette, IN
    on Jul 8, 2013

    any hints on how to keep skunks away? We've noticed one in our backyard several times recently, and we live in a small subdivision. Very unusual for one here.

  • Therese C
    Therese C Greenfield, IA
    on Jul 8, 2013

    As much as I hate the smell, moth balls are very good for keeping stray animals away. Cayenne Pepper under shrubs works well too.

  • April E
    April E Oklahoma City, OK
    on Jul 8, 2013

    I always use a orange oil based product (my dogs think skunks are play toys I deal with this at least once a year) in a pressure sprayer and spray the house the patios and the ground around the area and as my dogs are not allergic to orange oil I dip them too (this happens 2-3 times a year sigh) and instantly the smell is gone the brand I use is TKO it is available online I will look up the link and post in a bit and in many garden centers its pricy but is a consintrate and goes a long way 1 T per gallon and is safe on plants and pets that are not allergic (always spot test a critter to check for allergies some dogs it can really hurt most its just fine)

  • April E
    April E Oklahoma City, OK
    on Jul 8, 2013

    http://www.tkoorange.com/ this is where u can get tko

  • Carrie MakingLemonade
    Carrie MakingLemonade Blue Bell, PA
    on Jul 9, 2013

    Terri S., I did find this online. There's a skunk repellent that I might try. Though it's made from fox urine, ugh, not sure which smell is worse! Here's the article: http://www.squidoo.com/howtokeepskunksaway

  • Carrie MakingLemonade
    Carrie MakingLemonade Blue Bell, PA
    on Jul 9, 2013

    April, THANK YOU, Orange Oil sounds WAY more appealing than the fox urine they're selling online! I appreciate this!

  • Terri S
    Terri S Lafayette, IN
    on Jul 9, 2013

    thanks for the ideas. We have a stockade fenced yard and we checked and cannot find how it's getting in, but we double checked and added a little more dirt around so maybe I won't need these ideas. Might help with the rabbits who eat my flowers too!

  • Laidigl
    Laidigl
    on Aug 3, 2015

    When our dog kept forgetting to stay away from skunks, I finally found a way to calm the odor down. Try scented shampoo mixed in some warm water.

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