Bleach or a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide might remove the stench of a skunk. The affected area should be cleaned immediately.
Skunks leave a horrible smell behind when they get startled. Even if a person or animal is sprayed outside the smell may make its way inside in the house.
Use a mixture of half bleach and half water or a quart of peroxide with 1/4 cup baking soda. Scrub the area to remove any oily substances.
Open any windows and doors to help the room air out.
Incense or potpourri can help mask any remaining smells.
Remove the odor of skunk from a cat's face by washing the cat with a cleaning solution made of baking soda, dish soap and peroxide. Then, clean the cat's face with pet shampoo to remove any remaining oils, and replace the oils the with products designed for a cat's skin.Full Answer >
According to the Humane Society of America, the best way to remove skunk smell from a dog is to buy an over-the-counter product or bathe the dog in a homemade odor removing solution made up of peroxide, baking soda and dishwashing liquid. The first step to remove the odor and keep it from spreading all over everything is to keep the dog outside.Full Answer >
If not removed with the right products, skunk smell can take several days to go away. If there is a dead skunk and it is not removed, it can take as long as two weeks to dissipate.Full Answer >
Skunk spray smells like sulfur and is very strong. Some people report a garlic or onion smell as well. Once sprayed, the scent of a skunk lingers for a long time.Full Answer >