How do I get rid of dead mouse odor?
Dead mouse odor permeates everything around them. If one is found in a closet, you will want to burn the clothes. It does not take a professional cleaner to help with your dilemma. All it takes is a FRIDGE IT cube or one of Innofresh’s other odor absorbing products.
I smell a Rat! Actually, this phrase must have come from the old mobster movies because live male rats have a light to non-existent odor while females have no smell at all. But let one of them ‘buy the farm’ inside one of the walls or in your basement of your home and you will know it within hours. Decomposing mouse and rat remains can be so offensive there are not enough smelly words to describe it.
Dead mouse odor or other rodent odor is tricky because you often never really know where exactly the mouse is and you certainly do not want to start drilling holes in the wall, crawl space or vent. Also, another challenge is knowing what really is dead behind the wall. It could be a squirrel or baby raccoon. Whatever it is, it sticks! Before you take a hammer to the wall or search through the vents, there is an easier solution to reducing and even eliminating the strong odor from a dead mouse behind the wall or in a vent. Dead mice and rats hidden behind walls, cabinets, vents and closets are among our top odor inquiries.
In the case of a rat or mouse, using a few of our powerful, fragrance free FRIDGE IT cube odor absorbers will have positive results. FRIDGE IT was originally made to eliminate very tough refrigerator and unwanted household odors but is powerful for other difficult household odors including dead rat and mouse odors. It’s our strongest odor absorber for the job. All you need to do is place them in the area that you feel the dead mouse is likely located. If behind a wall, just place FRIDGE IT near the baseboard on the floor and also, up higher on a shelf or top of dresser. If the smell is coming from within a closet, you can just place a few of the FRIDGE IT cubes in the closet to absorb the lingering odor.
Getting a spray bottle of odor reducer is not going to help when you can’t get to the dead rodent. Placing activated charcoal odor eliminators in the area where the smell is the worst is your best choice.
FRIDGE IT contains a powerful and effective, ventilated, activated charcoal filter that absorbs and neutralizes the toughest odors that pass through it. The millions of micro-pockets and pores in our activated charcoal has an enormous surface area that make it so incredibly effective. Yes, a dead rodent odor that is coming from behind a wall is particularly difficult to eliminate since the source of the odor is hidden. However, placing our FRIDGE IT cube odor eliminator in the area will help absorb the smell that is lingering in the air. There are no chemicals and irritating fragrances that just cover up odors. We usually recommend placing at least three (3) of our FRIDGE IT cubes in the area for this difficult problem odor.
Another common problem with rodents this time of year is well, sorry, mouse poop. Here’s a great article from Deadspin that addresses this problem – How Do I Clean Up All This Mouse Poop? Written by Jolie Kerr – a cleaning expert.