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Old 07-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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While this is not directly a FRV issue, I am sure someone has a solution for this problem.
My Cousin called me early this morning from near St. John, NB looking for an solution to a problem. She is cleaning out her late Mother's house and has found that squirrels had decided to take up residence there. Now, I know how to keep squirrels out but cleaning up after them is something else. They urinated all over a bedroom set that dates from the late 20's or early 30's. She has been told that it is quite valuable if it didn't smell like a squirrel's WC. The set is solid wood. Anyone have a sugestion on how to remove the odor short of burning it?
The Cuz and I thank you for any help.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Natures Miracle

I have used this for years with a urine incontinent senior dog, and most recently a puppy.. in between.. both!

Puppy is housebroken now, but it was a lifesaver for the occasional oops.

a bit spendy, but worth the pricde.

Check with a small qty to see how it works with the wood tho. There is a distinct smell of vinegar to it, which I am sure is one of it's main ingredients.
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I don't know if this will work on wood, but I used to have a cat that marked its territory in the house on clothing and carpets and towels........ and that is an awful smell. I would soak the area with rubbing alcohol and let it dry. When the rubbing alcohol evaporated, it took the smell with it. Worked everytime and cheap to do. It may take the finish off wood, but I think urine would too. If the urine is soaked right in, it may take a lot to get the smell out.

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Thanks for the tips. I'll pass them along.
The house is in a small village that basically consists of 2 churches and a general store so I expect she'll try the rubbing alcohol first.
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Alcohol may remove the finish if it's really old. You might want to ask on an antique sight about what to use.
Water will also be bad for the finish ( turn it white ) .
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Pete,
I expect you are right about alcohol damaging the finish. But I imagine our furry friends have already done that. Either way, I expect to have a project waiting for me the next time I get back East.
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I expect you are right about alcohol damaging the finish. But I imagine our furry friends have already done that. Either way, I expect to have a project waiting for me the next time I get back East.
Petco and other animal supply stores have products that work on most surfaces. Natures miracle is one . They do contain alcohol and perfume. Test a hidden area first to see what it does to the finish.

For a home remedy try googling "skunk odor removal". We tried a mixture (lost the formula) that included hydrogen peroxide. Sprayed it on wood and stucco and it worked great.

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We tried a mixture (lost the formula)
here it is!

1 gallon water
1 quart Hydrogen Peroxide
1 cup dishwashing soap.

at least, thats what it is for dogs...

you must use it within 15 mins of mixing. Apply to area, wait 15 mins then rinse.
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