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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:53 pm   Post subject: How do I get rid of animal odor?


Please help! We are in the process of adding on to our little old house. This morning the construction crew informed me that the neighborhood cats have been using our crawl space as a litter box!! I was so embarrassed! Is there anything we can throw under there to eliminate the odor? We need to find out how they are getting in and then lock it up real good. But first I'd like to get rid of that smell!
Deanna
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toni


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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:07 pm   


For a space that large, I would use a bag of charcoal. It absorbs odor and won't leave a 'cover up' odor.

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:12 pm   


Excellent Idea!! It will be easy to get it in there too since they have our crawl space open. I forgot to mention they trampled all over my Lily Of The Valley pips Sad Guess I can kiss those little jewels goodbye
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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:41 pm   


Never underestimate the Lily of the Valley Bip. They are a tough bunch!

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bsewnsew


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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 1:23 am   Post subject: cats


Suprise the neighbors cats with a new watch doggie.

ha ha
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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:26 pm   


Oh Netty I hope you're right! I love the dainty flowers and heavenly scent! I would get a new watch dog if I could talk my husband into it Laughing I think our Golden Retriever invites the cats over! They are his friends!
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Midnight Smoker
North Georgia
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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:17 pm   


We have 2 german shepherds and 1 cat, so I can assure you that we are familiar with animal odor...

A friend of ours told us about this: I had my reservations, but I was wrong, it works..

Place a plate full of sliced apples in the area and let it sit for a few days!!! I don't know why, but the apples absorb the odor really well.

I know, it sounds funny, but it really works.

Good luck

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:23 pm   


I've heard that before! My animals would ask for peanut butter to go with the apples! yum yum!!
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Henry Johnson

Sou.Cen. Alabama
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:47 pm   Post subject: ANIMAL ODOR


HI, ;
The most important step is to stop the cats from contributing to the odor problem; it will be very difficult to control otherwise.
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Place a plate full of sliced apples in the area and let it sit for a few days!!! I don't know why, but the apples absorb the odor really well.
I don't believe I've heard that remedy before, but it makes a kind of sense; I'm sure going to try it here.
Hank

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StevePM

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:15 pm   


I've used Nature's Miracle on bad carpet odors before -- worked great. I'm not sure if it would work in your crawl space, but I think it would. It is an enzyme and breaks down the urine. It doesn't have any perfume either.

I like the dog idea mentioned above, too Very Happy

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StarLiteFarms

Oklahoma, Piedmont
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:29 pm   


I was also needing suggestions on this !! thanks!! I always have this cat urine stench when you walk up on my front porch. from under neith my bushes .. does this work on outdoor flowerbeds as well? I dont have cats anymore. Thanks!

S

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Undermount Kitchen Sinks
USA
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:18 pm   


Laughing baking soda and charcoal will work out fine. these two have the great ability to absorb odor and moisture.

worth a try!

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Penny

Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:10 pm   


I have also heard that leaving out little dishes of vinegar will kill the smell of animal urine, i havent tried it myself though, so good luck.

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monica

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Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:05 am   


Never heard of the apples before. Will surely try it out. Have a similar animal stench problem. So what finally worked for you stratsmom?

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alvynne
philippines
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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:13 am   


make sure that your pets are often taken care, have them a bath so they wont smell!

if u cant cope with cleaning your pets, deodorizer could be a great help!

hope my advice helps

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