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I had snake repellent put down outside and the smell

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Hello I had snake repellent put down outside and the smell has permeated through my house. Is there a way to remove the repellent?!?!?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
Water will help . Water tha area where the repellant was applied just like you are watering the grass .
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
It will take a couple of waterings
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
Depending on where you live and what your water restrictions are ; set up sprinklers and let them run sll day.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
you can also broadcast baking soda on the area
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
You can do both. Broadcast the baking soda after watering
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
As for removing the repellent if it is on grass
you will may not be able to remove it.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
A lawnnower with a leaf bag could pick some of it up.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
If the treated area is dirt
you can shovel the top few inches away and move it to a low spot in your yard where you can cover it with clean soil.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
NOTES:
1: the water nethod takes a lot of water and several
applications.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
2: apply the baking soda when the ground is dry and rain is not in the forcast.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
3: when Vacuuming the repellant dispose of it righ away. Do not leave it in the bag
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
4: if shoveling bury the treated dirt under at least six inches of clean soil
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
I will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
If the repellant has a sulphur odor chlorine bleach ( clorox ) can be used
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
CAUTION:
The bleach can be used with 75% water but it can still damage skin and clothing.
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
Wear goggles, gloves, protective clothing and a respirator ( not a dust mask) when working with bleach
Expert:  Machinc replied 6 months ago.
Spray it onto the area with a garden sprayer.

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