I have just recieved an African shipment and the mothball odor is so overpowering I cant possibly bring the skulls and horns in the house.Is there an Odor eliminating product that will handle this,
or better yet, Is there something I would already have around which would do a good job? A solvent perhaps? gasoline?
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Just set them outside in the sun for a few days and the odor goes away. BUT, why the mothballs anyway. Was there meat or tidbits of tissue that might have attracted insects? Check closely. DON'T USE SOLVENTS. They will stain your skulls.
With foreign shipments. Sometimes they are LOADED with powdered insecticide. Best to unpack with gloves and a dust mask. On the other hand you probably will lose a lot of the smell unpacking and letting them air out a day or two.
boil them and that will remove all of the odor.....best to hose them down with water first to remove as much surface residue as possible.