Some home extermination methods lead to hidden bodies that are only recognized by the smells they emit as they begin to decay. The must important step in ridding your home of dead rodent smells is to identify the source of the stench and dispose of it
More often than not, dead rodents are located within walls or rafters. In this case, it is often necessary to endure the smell until it dissipates on Us own. The length of time for the rodent to decompose depends on many factors, including size of the rodent, temperature, humidity and accessibility to decomposers like flies. Unfortunately it may take three weeks or more to completely decompose. A professional may he contacted to break through and rebuild affected walls. This can be costly and not a viable option.
Even after elimination of the source of dead rodent smell, the unsettling scent may linger for up to two weeks. Natural ventilation is necessary In expedite the dissipation of the odor. Opening windows and using electric fans may prove helpful. Deodorizing an fresheners and disinfectants can also help to eliminate smells.
It is advised that gloves and respirators with working cartridges be used while cleaning any contaminated areas, as rodents are known carriers of a multitude of diseases. Clothing worn while handling a rodent should he thrown away.
STEP I: Find & Remove the Dead Rodent
The first step to get dead rodent smell out is to find the carcass and remove it safely so the smell does not get worse. Failure to remove dead rodents and control smell can transform a smelly home to an uninhabitable and unsafe home
As long as the dead rodent is in your home, the smell will get worse with time as the animal decays. So it’s important to find the carcass ASAP and get rid of it to stop the odor from getting worse. To locate the dead rodent in a wall or enclosed space, follow your nose Flics in the room may also lead you right to the spot. You may also see maggots migrating away from the dead rodent. Or, with a larger animal, you might find a damp spot or a stain on the wall or ceiling that will lead you to it.
When you find the dead rodent, pick it up carefully and dispose of it in a plastic bag. Be sure to wear gloves and a mask while handling the carcass and cleaning contaminated areas, as dead rodents are carriers of a multitude of diseases. Clothing worn while handling a dead rodent should be discarded.
Don’t despair if you were not able to locate the dead rodent as is often the case with small mice. Proceed to Step 2 hi eliminate the dead rodent smell. It will be a little more difficult but you will still prevail in the end. If you did locate and remove the dead rodent, the unpleasant smell will still linger on for weeks if left untreated so you should also proceed to the next step to completely remove the dead rodent smell as quickly as possible.
STEP 2: Get Rid of the Dead Rodent Smell
The second step in dead rodent smell removal is to follow the recommendations below to get the smell out using professional strength SMELLEZE® Smell Removers that rid smell without masking it with harmful fragrances. This is a proven green deodorizer that has been used successfully for over 20 years and recommended by thousands of people all over the world.
SMELLEZE. pouches are the only reusable smell removers available that last over a year so they are more cost effective than any other deodorizer including most home remedies. As an added benefit, they are eco-friendly, non-toxic, odorless, natural and safe for people, pets and the planet!
Remove Smell of Dead Rodents from Rooms
Do this by simply placing the SMELLEZE Reusable Dead Rodent Deodorizer Pouches (only $12.99) in areas with the dead rodent odor and smell the difference. This smell remover attracts dead rodent smell like a strong magnet, absorbs it like a super absorbent sponge, and eliminates it without masking with harmful fragrances. Using a fan and opening doors and windows will accelerate the dead rodent smell removal process In addition; you can place SMELLEZE pouches on your return vents in your home to continuously filter out the dead rodent smell and harmful pollutants as your air recirculates.
If you have not been able to find the dead rodent but have found the wall or enclosed space that the smell is emanating from or you’ve found the dead rodent but it can’t be removed, take the following action. Drill 3-4″ holes (about 3 feet apart) through the wall one foot above the Hour and suspend SMELLEZE Reusable Dead Rodent Deodorizer Pouches in them. Be sure to plug the holes afterwards and seal off any cracks that arc allowing the dead rodent smell to escape. Use a fan to draw fresh air into the treated enclosed area, forcing the old smelly air out Then place the fan to blow air out of the window that it’s placed in and to draw in fresh air from another window across the room. The SMELLEZE Pouches can be removed once the dead rodent smell is eliminated and hole- permanently sealed.
Remove Smell of Dead Rodents From Floors
If you have dead rodent smell on linoleum, wooden or concrete floors, get smell out by sprinkling SMELLEZE Leo General Purpose Deodorizer Granules (only $12.99) on it. If you have carpeting, use SMELLEZE Eco Carpet Deodorizer Powder (only $ 12.99). Leave on the floor for a few hours or overnight (longer the better) to draw the dead rodent smell out and to eliminate it before it gets released into the air. Then simply vacuum or sweep up and discard. You can also follow the same procedure to rid dead rodent smell from upholstery, furniture and clothing.
Remove Smell of Dead Rodents from Clothing
If you have any articles that have absorbed the dead rodent smell, remove them and let them air out in the sun as long as possible. Upholstery and clothing are very good at absorbing and retaining dead rodent smell. Any fabrics that can be washed should be in hot water You can also use ODOREZE Natural Laundry Deodorizing Additive to get rid of really stubborn smells from clothing by soaking them in it prior to washing or adding to your laundry.
Kill Airborne Germs
As mentioned earlier, dead rodents can harbor diseases. After you remove the dead rodent and clean up the contaminated area, it’s also important to kill and prevent airborne germs. This is simply done by replacing any light bulbs you have in your home with SANIBULB Air Sanitizer & Purifier CFL Bulbs. SANIBULB will sanitize your air by killing various microorganisms such bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi, and dust mites without the use of any harmful chemical sanitizers. As an added benefit, it will also reduce your energy consumption by 75% and save you money!