Pets tend to return to the same place in the house when they make their
periodic pee and other mistakes. Pets have an excellent sense of smell; in fact, they can smell the
residue from their previous error, and this makes them feel as if that marks
the spot for the next error.
Neutralize the odor by alternating baking soda and vinegar. I always
follow cleaning up a pet mess by sprinkling the area with baking soda,
leaving that overnight, and then sweeping or vacuuming it up.
Pet urine often
has both acidic and alkaline components, so the next step is to neutralize the
alkaline baking soda and residual alkaline odor using a strong vinegar wash;
I use 2 cups of white distilled vinegar to 1 gallon of water.
Wash the area
with the vinegar wash, and then rinse. The strong smell of the vinegar will
dissipate in a few hours.
By Annie B. Bond