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A skunk got trapped in the window well next to my daughter's bedroom. Needless to say, my window and home were sprayed numerous times. How do you suggest that I get rid of the odor?

Question: A skunk got trapped in the window well next to my daughter's bedroom. Needless to say, my window and home were sprayed numerous times. How do you suggest that I get rid of the odor?

Answer: There are a couple of things that we've heard work. One is to boil a big pan of vinegar on the stove. Your house will smell terribly of vinegar for a while, but once the odor clears, the skunk odor will be gone as well. You also may try putting pans of coffee grounds around the house. The grounds will absorb the odor. Or try setting out pans of baking soda, vinegar, or even ammonia. Just be sure to keep pets and small children away from them.


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