Aside from damage to property and health problems, one problem homeowners commonly face during a rodent infestation is the smell of dead mice. The foul odor from the decomposing body reeks throughout the entire home, causing several problems and nuisances for those who experience them.
So how do you get rid of a dead mouse’s smell? Here are some methods you can try out effectively get rid of the foul odor:
A dead mouse smell is a difficult situation to deal with because it can’t be simply solved using traditional cleaning methods. There are several steps you have to take before you can effectively remove the bad odor. Some tips on eliminating a dead animal’s smell are the following:
When you find a dead mouse in your property, it’s important to dispose of the dead carcass immediately and properly. Disposing dead mice properly helps eliminate the smell coming from their dead body and helps prevent other problems as well. The following steps ensure that you have properly disposed of the dead rodents:
After disposing of the dead rodent’s body, you want to clean up and deodorize any contaminated areas of the house. Here are some products or items you can use to deodorize and sanitize the infested area:
Before and after cleaning your property from a dead rat or mouse smell, it’s important to air out your home to let the air ventilate. Open doors and windows to allow fresh air to come inside the house and prevent any air pollutants from harming humans and pets.
To make airing out your home easier and more effective in eliminating the foul odor, you may place an electric fan near the open doors and windows to blow the air out. Place another fan in the other end of the room to help circulate the air going inside the room. You may also install an air-ventilation system to better circulate air and eliminate the foul odor.
Calling for professional services is a great way to eliminate any remaining dead mouse or rat smells. You can call for professional cleaning services once you’re sure that there are no remaining rats inside the property. They thoroughly clean the house, going through all areas including crevices and crawl spaces. You can also call for professional rodent control since they are able to eliminate the rodents in hard to reach locations like inside the walls. They also help clean up any rodent droppings and urine the pests leave behind.
When a mouse or rat dies in enclosed locations like inside the walls or attics, it’s difficult to determine where the foul odor is coming from. The reason why a decomposing body emits a pungent smell is because when it dies, it creates a “mixture” of toxic gases. Toxic gases like sulfur dioxide, methane, and ammonia create the scent while the body decomposes.
One of the best and most effective methods to eliminate the smell of dead mice is to call for rodent control services. Positive Pest Management guarantees to eliminate rodents and help clean up the mess they leave behind. We serve the New York City area and Nassau County Long Island.
Our team is more than eager to answer any questions or inquiries to help serve you better. We promise to provide the best service possible to eliminate the problem quickly and effectively. You may give us a call today to know how we can help you.
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