Last year we had the privilege of having 13 skunks at our work place. Skunks are cute animals, fun to watch, but the smell became unbearable at times. Coming into work and finding myself face to face with a very large skunk at 5:00 a.m. is not the way to start any day. So, we had a company come out to catch the skunks and release them into the wild.
The first day I checked the traps, I saw a cute little raccoon trapped. I really debated on whether to release the raccoon myself or call the company. They charge $75.00 a trip so, me being the company man I am, I decided to release the raccoon myself. When I got close to the cage the raccoon roared so viciously that being a company man wasn’t so important all of a sudden. Eventually I did let the raccoon out. When I opened the cage I ran one way and the raccoon ran in the opposite direction. My respect for raccoons jumped way up there with the likes of the saber tooth tiger.
Finally, after a possum and a few stray cats, we did captured some skunks. We called the company out and they took the skunks and released them in the hills. Talking with the guy who catches the skunks I learned that skunks can pinpoint their spray. They try to spray the face or they can spray a broad area for a quick escape. The skunk’s spray is an oil based compound mixed with sulfuric acid. It sticks to whatever it comes in contact with. A skunk can spray 8 to 15 feet.
We do 8 to 10 jobs per year where dogs, who get sprayed by a skunk, run into the house and rub up against carpets and upholstery trying to get the smell off. The result is everything smells like skunk spray.
To handle the problem we have to use a germicidal cleaning agent which breaks down the oil and neutralizes the sulfuric acid. As long as we clean everything the dog has come into contact with, we get good results removing the odor.
As far as cleaning the dog, clean as quick as possible. The longer the spray stays on the dog the harder it is to get out. I recommend Nature’s Miracle Skunk Odor Remover. If you have pets and you’ve experienced skunks, it would be a good idea to keep a couple of bottles on-hand in case of an emergency.
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