Video: What to Do If You’ve Been Skunked

Watching backyard wildlife from a window is one of the joys of homeownership, but that doesn't mean we want it—or its smells—in our home. Here's how to de-stink your space if you encounter one of nature's worst aromas.

By | Updated Jan 17, 2018 4:24 PM

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Find yourself in a stinky situation? If a skunk strikes close to home (or in your home!), take action against the unpleasant odor of its noxious spray. Using supplies you probably already have on hand, you can get rid of the smell and return your clothing, home, or pet back to cleanliness.

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