Few odors are as horrifying as the vile smell that a skunk gives out in the face of danger. This odor is quite a strong as well as consistent one and if you decide not to treat it, the stench could stay around for weeks, something you surely wouldn’t want.
So if you’re up against the difficult proposition of ridding your furniture, your porch or any other part of your home – or even your pet – of this smell that the unwelcome skunk has left behind, here are a few tips that will help you out.
The first trick is to get to treating the skunk odor as soon as possible. The more the delay, the more difficult will it be to get rid of the stench, so time is of great consequence here.
If its outdoor furniture that has been attacked by the skunk, you can use a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda – a quart of the former and around ¾ cup of the latter – and scrub the furniture using a sponge or a cloth. A mixture of bleach and water works too, with one part of bleach mixed with nine parts water.
After thoroughly scrubbing down the affected parts of your home with the above mixtures, you can use a healthy dose of water to spray the area. Then, repeat the process a few times until you find that the odor has left the area.
If your indoor furniture has faced an onslaught, rubbing it with baking soda and vacuuming it will help. Of course, a generous helping of room freshener or even stronger scents will help mask the vile odor to a certain extent.
There are some commercial products available too and you can find these easily if you live in a region infamous for skunks.