How to Get Rid of Cat Spray Odor Under the House

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Cat urine produces a strong and offensive odor.
Cat urine produces a strong and offensive odor. (Image: Cat by the house lit by sun image by Ksenija Makejeva from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

It is normal for cats to spray urine. Male and female domestic cats have been known to spray urine as part of their communication. Male cats often spay urine as a way of marking their territory when there are other cats in the area. If the territory they are defending happens to be under your house, this can cause some problems. The strong urine smell produced by cats is very offensive to most people. To fully control the problem, you must not only get rid of the odor, but also stop it from happening again.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild detergent
  • Water
  • Rags
  • Thick rubber gloves
  • Enzyme-based cleaner
  • Animal-repellent spray

Remove any yard ornaments and other objects from the affected area. Wearing gloves, wash these items with a soap and water. Place them aside to dry.

Wash the entire area with soap and water. Apply an enzyme-based cleanser to the area, following all label instructions. Wear gloves during the cleaning process. Allow the area to dry before proceeding.

Return lawn ornaments and other items to their original location. Spray animal-repellent spray on the affected areas. Animal-repellent spray can be purchased at your local lawn and garden store.

Tips & Warnings

  • Natural alternatives to using animal-repellent spray include placing coffee grounds, lemon peels, cayenne pepper or lavender oil in the affected area.

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