Blog: How do you de-funk after a skunking?

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Skunk season is here again and words of wisdom about the polecat is "spray first and ask questions later." So the question is how do you do a de-funking after a skunking. Skunks are everywhere in Delta and the Lower Mainland, for that matter. If a skunk is spooked or otherwise threatened, they will turn tail and spray. Although skunks have an excellent sense of smell and hearing, they can’t see very well, which is why we see so many that have been hit by a cars. Their spray will seriously affect your eye, nose and lips. The most effective method for de-skunking if you or your pet gets sprayed is a rather easy recipe that you probably already have at home: 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide, a couple tablespoons of baking soda and a couple tablespoons of dish soap. Mix this concoction up in a spray bottle and apply to the stinky zone. Be sure to avoid getting the solution in your eyes, ears and mouth. After letting that sit, wash off and reapply until the smell is gone.

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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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