What Is a Good Way to Remove Skunk Smell From a House?


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Bleach or a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide might remove the stench of a skunk. The affected area should be cleaned immediately.

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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.

  1. Clean the area.
  2. 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.

  3. Let fresh air in.
  4. Open any windows and doors to help the room air out.

  5. Use an air freshener.
  6. Incense or potpourri can help mask any remaining smells.

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