Question - How long do you boil vinegar to get rid of skunk smell?

Answered by: Martha Walker  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 25-06-2022  |  Views: 656  |  Total Questions: 13

Pour vinegar into a saucepan, bring to a light boil on the stove, turn down heat and let simmer for 2 hours or until reduced by 3/4. Open windows and/or turn on ventilation. When the vinegar smell dissipates, after 2 to 3 hours, the skunk smell should be gone. A faint vinegar smell may remain for several days. Place bowls of vinegar in each room of the house and leave them in place for 24 to 48 hours, or until the scent is gone. Make sure the bowls are out of reach of pets and children. Once the smell is gone, change the filters on your air conditioners, heaters, and furnace to avoid reintroducing it into your home. To get rid of skunk smell on a pet, try this recipe from The Humane Society of the United States: 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap mixed just before use—not in advance. Use White Vinegar or Hydrogen Peroxide Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide have been proved to be effective methods of getting rid of skunk's smell.

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Pour vinegar into a saucepan, bring to a light boil on the stove, turn down heat and let simmer for 2 hours or until reduced by 3/4. Open windows and/or turn on ventilation. When the vinegar smell dissipates, after 2 to 3 hours, the skunk smell should be gone. A faint vinegar smell may remain for several days.

https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Skunk-Smell-Out-of-the-House

To get skunk smell out of your house, place bowls of white vinegar in each room, which will absorb the smell over a 24-hour period. To learn how you can use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to get rid of skunk smell, scroll down!

https://www.dogtopia.com/burlington/de-skunking-dog/

Neutralize the Odor in the Skunk's Oil Have your dog wait outside while you prepare a simple mixture containing: a quart of hydrogen peroxide. ¼ cup baking soda. 1 – 2 tsp dishwashing detergent (blue Dawn dish soap)

https://valleycottageanimalhospital.com/2014/07/24/getting-skunked-its-not-just-about-the-stink/

The skunk's spray contains 7 different sulfur containing chemicals. Internal absorption of the toxic chemicals from the spray may occur via inhalation or absorption through the eyes or the mouth. In rare instances a toxic reaction can cause anemia, or serious damage to the red blood cells.

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-skunk-spray-toxic-and-how-harmful-could-it-be-to-smell-it

It is not harmful to smell it, you might get sick just because of the stink and its pungency, but it is not long lasting. Now if you get sprayed with it, it will burn your eyes for a bit, make you gag or barf (smell only), and you'll need to bathe with an acid like tomato juice to neutralize it.

https://www.washpaw.com/blog/2015/12/29/how-to-de-skunk-your-dog-or-cat

Mix 2 parts of water with 1 part apple cider vinegar in a plastic bottle (preferably one that you can squeeze). Using gloves, wet coat and work one section at a time, starting with the skunk-sprayed area. No worries, the vinegar smell on your pet's coat will vanish in 1 to 2 days.

https://www.whitmorepestcontrol.com/tips-tricks-to-get-rid-of-that-skunk-smell-under-your-porch/

What You Can Do When Skunks Spray Apple cider vinegar warmed in a crockpot can help dissipate the smell of skunk spray inside your home. A baking soda, peroxide, and dish soap solution can be applied to the soil to help dissipate the smell of skunk spray.

https://www.skedaddlewildlife.com/blog/how-to-get-skunk-odor-out-of-house/

How to Get Skunk Odor Out Of Your House Take a bath or shower immediately. Use liberal amounts of soap. Sulfur is neutralized by chlorine bleach. Shower thoroughly to rinse after your bath. Note: Please don't think of using the chlorine bleach we use in the laundry. The next best thing is baking soda. Have a good soak for 15 minutes.

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/skunk-spray-and-your-dog

Not only does skunk spray smell extremely foul, it will cause nausea or vomiting if swallowed and will act like tear gas if it gets in the eyes.

https://www.lindstromair.com/articles/whats-smell-stench-sewer-gas/

That rotten egg smell coming from your drain? That's sewer gas. It's easy to get sewer gas confused with the smell of natural gas. Because natural gas is odorless, the skunk odor comes from a chemical called mercaptan that is added to the gas to help warn people of danger if they smell it.

https://scienceline.org/2006/07/ask-cosier-skunk/

Nothing is quite as jarring as the smell of a skunk, especially if you're the one who's been sprayed. But contrary to folklore, bathing in tomato sauce or juice won't wash away the stench. Tomato juice simply masks the skunk smell. It does not eliminate it.

https://www.wikihow.com/Get-a-Skunk-to-Leave

To get a skunk to leave, try using a flashlight to scare it off. Just shine the bright light on the skunk, which should stop it from coming any closer. You can also try shouting or stomping your feet to scare it off. If you have access to a hose, spray some water near the skunk until it runs away.

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-when-your-dog-gets-sprayed-by-a-skunk/

Best Way to Get Rid of Skunk Smell: 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (found at any pharmacy or supermarket) 1/4 cup of baking soda. 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap.