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Oh No...We've Been Skunked!

Old 04-07-2012, 01:16 PM
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I live in a neighborhood where skunks are pretty common. Last night I guess a skunk got in a fight with another animal and sprayed right outside our bedroom window! OMG, I couldn't sleep from the stench. Today it's a little cool, but the doors are open and the windows cracked. I've sprayed everything I could find and I'm still burning candles.

Good thing family members aren't coming to our house for Easter. Hopefully our clothes will air out before tomorrow. Never a boring moment around here.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:46 PM
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Oh my, I really feel for you. Sorry you had such a stinky experience.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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Baking soda and peroxide. If it's sprayed on the walls, scrub them down with it. On the ground, sprinkle the baking soda and then use a spray bottle to apply the peroxide. May not get rid of it, but it will help a lot.
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Cyotemagic has the solution. This is absolutly the very best way to rid skunk oder from anything. We had a poor little skunk pass way under our porch after it had bin hit by a car and wandered as far as under the deck. BS & P worked great. I have also used it on my dog and it is really amazing. Good luck with your oder relief.
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My nightmare is leaving my house at night to go to work on the graveyard shift and run inot one of those critters before I get to my car. The girls at work said that is no excuse ( we work shorthanded a lot). I am sure they will change their minds, unless they put me up front. Pill pass will never be the same.hehe
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I hope the smell goes away soon! Eeeeuuuuwww!
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mountain deb View Post
My nightmare is leaving my house at night to go to work on the graveyard shift and run inot one of those critters before I get to my car. The girls at work said that is no excuse ( we work shorthanded a lot). I am sure they will change their minds, unless they put me up front. Pill pass will never be the same.hehe
I actually had to call my boss one night and tell him I would be in as soon as the skunk moved away from my car. It kept walking back and forth between the car and the steps so I couldn't leave the house.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
I live in a neighborhood where skunks are pretty common. Last night I guess a skunk got in a fight with another animal and sprayed right outside our bedroom window! OMG, I couldn't sleep from the stench. Today it's a little cool, but the doors are open and the windows cracked. I've sprayed everything I could find and I'm still burning candles.

Good thing family members aren't coming to our house for Easter. Hopefully our clothes will air out before tomorrow. Never a boring moment around here.
You could set out a glass of vinegar in your closet that would help to draw the stench out ,we had that happen and we are in the country so I know how you feel about the smell.you could try kitty litter in socks for drawers,and baking soda if you don't have either
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I have heard that tomato juice is great for the outside. Just use your hose and use empty liq fertilizer bottle or any bottle you can attach to a hose. Put your tomato juice in and spray. Or even use a hand sprayer. That way it does not harm the enviroment.
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A friend sent me this and I saved it, in case I ever needed it. It's for a dog, but I'm thinking maybe you can spray it over your plants and house.

"Tomato juice isn't nearly as effective as this recipe, and it's easy to follow.
In a pail mix:
  • 1 quart hydrogen peroxide (the 3 percent hydrogen peroxide variety)
  • cup baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Dawn dishwashing liquid
If you have a large breed dog, you may need to double, triple or even quadruple the mixture.
Wear dishwashing or other household gloves if you like during the whole de-skunking process.
Don't wet down your pet. Apply the mixture to your pet's dry coat from the collar back toward the tail. Don't pour it near the eyes because the hydrogen peroxide solution can burn them.
Lather the mixture into your pet's coat and skin. Rub the solution around for about five minutes or until the skunk smell starts to dissipate.
If the front of your pet is as stinky as the back, use a sponge to apply the solution to your pet's chin, cheeks, forehead and ears, being very careful not to go near the eyes. When you rinse the head area, tilt your pet's chin upward so the solution does not run down into the eyes, instead allow the water to run back off his neck.
Do a complete rinse once the smell starts to decrease, then repeat the entire process again.
You may need to repeat the lather and rinse process up to three times, but it's a very effective method for removing the skunk smell from your pet."
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