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.
- Clean the area.
- Let fresh air in.
- Use an air freshener.
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.