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How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell

Although we offer skunk removal services, we can’t take away the smell! Here are some proven ways you can get rid of the smell.

Skunk Smell Removal Recipe

In a bowl mix:

The mix cannot be covered or stored because it can explode a closed container. To get rid of the leftover solution, dilute it heavily with water, and pour down the drain


Hitting a skunk or running over a dead skunk with your car is not only traumatic, but smelly. Here’s what you need to do:

Mix the Skunk Smell Removal Recipe. Use the recipe to wash your car’s carpet and upholstery. With a clean cloth, gently scrub (do not saturate) the interior surfaces of your car. With clean water, rinse your car’s carpet and upholstery. Then dry with a fresh cloth. Wash the exterior of your car as normal.

Finally, to soak up the remaining stink, place charcoal in a small plastic container. Cut a few small holes in the lid and leave this in your car for a few weeks. The charcoal will absorb lingering odors.


Avoid going inside your house after being sprayed. Going inside will only carry the smell and embed itself on anything it can.

First, open up windows. Then, run house fans if you have them. Place small dishes of vinegar around the house (out of reach of pets and young children). Heat a pot of vinegar on the stove top.

Once you remove the vinegar, the skunk smell should be gone.


Mix the Skunk Smell Removal Recipe and let it sit on the sprayed spot for a few minutes – then take a shower. Keep showering until you can’t smell it anymore.


You should be able to wash out the smell in your clothes with a few washes. If you want to make sure you get the smell out, soak them in a solution of one part vinegar and four parts water for several hours. Rinse with water, then wash in hot water using detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda. Set for repeat rinse. Hang dry, outdoors if possible (after the skunk is gone!)  Do not use the clothes dryer.


If a skunk sprayed your pet, don’t fret. Mix the Skunk Smell Removal Recipe. Apply the solution to your pet. Put on rubber gloves when applying the solution and keep away from your pet’s eyes and mouth.

Rinse immediately, then follow up with a pet shampoo. Tip: some pet shampoos are designed to neutralize skunk smells.

Of course, we can help make the smell disappear by removing the skunk. So call us at Pestcheck today on (778) 903-7378!

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