How Long Does Skunk Smell Last

How Long Does Skunk Smell Last?

Skunk smell can last for up to 3 weeks. Thanks to its oily chemical structure, it permeates skin, fur, and fabrics. It also takes a long time to break down. Skunks have evolved to produce this lasting spray as a defense mechanism. Predators that are sprayed learn not to mess with skunks ever again because the smell cannot be ignored. The following lists how you can get rid of the smell with common household products. If there is a skunk on your property, give us a call. We offer humane skunk removal services in Oakville.

If the smell is in your home, open as many windows as you can and use fans to circulate the air. Additionally, you can place some bowls of white vinegar in each room. This will help to absorb the smell. Boiling a pot of vinegar will also help to neutralize airborne particles. Wash your clothes in hot water and add half a cup of baking soda into the load. Hang everything to dry and repeat as needed. If the smell is on your skin, take a hot shower and use baking soda as soap. Take your pet to a veterinarian if they have been affected.

How to Get Rid of Skunks

Skunks only spray when they feel threatened. They avoid it as much as possible because it takes them about 10 days to recharge. However, if there is a skunk on your property, you are much more likely to get sprayed. You should therefore have the animal removed as soon as possible. The best way you can do this is to hire a professional. A licensed professional can find exactly where the skunk is hiding, then remove it safely with the help of a one-way door. Once the skunk is out, it will find another place to live.

Skunks dig under sheds, decks, crawl spaces, and other structures for safety and warmth. From here, they raid gardens and cause damage. You can keep skunks out by digging around these structures and securing a mesh into their sides. Skunks usually won’t dig more than a foot underground. If it’s too difficult, a professional can do it for you. For added protection, keep your vegetable garden out of reach by using row covers or mesh lids. Put away the bird feeder and secure your garbage cans with locks or bungee cords. Keep the yard as free of food as possible.

Contact us today if you are worried about the skunks in your area. We offer thorough wildlife inspections, removals, and exclusions. Our team of technicians are trained and experienced in removing skunks humanely. We vow only to use humane methods of removal so that no one gets hurt. Our exclusion services are also highly effective. We feel so confident in our ability to keep skunks out that our exclusion services come with a warranty of up to 2 years. Callus today for an inspection.