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Is there ANYTHING that will totally neutralize dead mouse smell? I just cut a wall portion out :( to access and remove a dead mouse from inside a wall, where it had died on the floor plate (wood, of course). It wasn't poisoned (don't know if that matters) - anyway, I have sprinkled a goodly amount of baking soda on and around the area, but I imagine the wood is going to be a problem. YUCK. Anyone with a good idea to eliminate the smell? In this heat, this is pretty nasty - I don't know what else to try, but desperately need to do something! :shrug: Thanks.
 

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Time. When they die in the walls, they eventually quit stinking. Take a week or so. Til then, burn incense. Hey, man, like, PEACE!
 

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Heavily roast(burn) some coffee grounds in an old frying pan and that will cover the odor for awhile. Formaldehyde will destroy the odor but it has its problems also.
 

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Same thing happened to us....I didn't cut a hole into the wall though.....it took 7-10 days for the smell to be gone. I have no idea how the mouse got into the house....or into the wall.
 

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good luck on getting rid of the smell. i've had it back at the house since april. I'm only getting to where i might sleep there this weekend.never did find anything and i have used everything i can think of. someone on here suggested it might have gotten in by the water pipe or drain and sure enough after tearing everything out i could see where something had chewed it's way in. didn't find anything though. I think myself it died under the house and the smell was coming up along side of the pipe. that's where it was really bad. I have filled everything now and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow.
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agmantoo said:
Heavily roast(burn) some coffee grounds in an old frying pan and that will cover the odor for awhile. Formaldehyde will destroy the odor but it has its problems also.
Works (coffee grounds)for dead human bodies....
 
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Have everyone in the house quit bathing. In a few days you won't even notice the mouse smell. Seriously, they dry up in a few days and quit smelling. I have been under houses with dozens of dried up mouse carcasses and absolutely no smell.
 

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Febreze from your local store


That stuff is like magic if you can get the spray onto the offending spot.

Sorry it's not a home organic product.
 

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About a month ago, after returning from a weeks vacation, I opened the door of my car (that hadn't been driven in over a week and sat out in the hot sun while we were gone), to be met with smell of something dead. I opened all the doors to air it out and investigated a bit. Evidently a mouse had gotten in to the car, crawled inside of my son's car seat cup holder. The cup holder was closed in the car seat and it got stuck and couldn't get out. This was disgusting. The smell was overwhelming and permeated all of the upholstery.

What I did: I sprayed all of the upholstery with a mix of bleach & water.....let that dry and then used febreze. I just kept the bottle in the car and febrezed it when I'd get in. I also kept the windows rolled down. After a week or so, the smell left.

If I were you and it soaked the wood......I'd just keep spraying it with bleach & water or straight bleach. It will eventually go away. When I was a kid we had one die in the wall of the laundry room, and it smelled so gross, but my dad was like "Eh, it'll dry up soon and the smell will be gone". So we lived with the dead smell for awhile too.
 

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Walmart and Sams sell something called ODOBAN you can find their website by google too. ....its amazing stuff... anti bacterial, anti microbial...they use it in hospitals/nursing homes...etc.. to kill serious germs.

Anyway, I totally feel for you. We've been using sticky traps and caught 13 mice so far, two just last night. and I had found three dead ones in my closet before we got the sticky traps...the smell is the reason I pulled everything out of my closet looking...and found the three dead :( SICK it was just gross..how can something so small make such a foul odor?

Good luck on the odor elimination!
 

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If you had any REAL friends they would have helped you carry out the body.LOL

I did wonder how a person would know that about coffee grounds and dead humans...

ROFL... my dh often says "there are few problems in life that cant be solved with a 25 lb bag of lime and a shovel"

HA!
 

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I did wonder how a person would know that about coffee grounds and dead humans...

ROFL... my dh often says "there are few problems in life that cant be solved with a 25 lb bag of lime and a shovel"

HA!
A friend of mine was a homicide detective before he retired....
 

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Whatever you do, don't use one of those plug-in oil thingys to cover the smell in the room! I did that, and now every time I pass that aisle in the grocery store, I smell dead mouse!!
 

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I don't know if anyone else said this or not, didn't read everything. But go to the hardware store an get some lime. Will take care of it no doubt.
 
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