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dm62 10-08-2005 09:21 PM

Mouse Smell
We have a strong dead mouse odor coming from an inside wall. What can I do to mask the odor? Does anyone know of any good products to use?

mighty anvil 10-09-2005 04:51 PM

Just wait it will go away

slickshift 10-10-2005 07:30 AM

There's no way to tell, really
Just one dead Mickey, the smell will go away
If the infestation is/was bad, removal may be the only way
In the meantime, the traditional smell masking techniques are available (Lysol, Ozium, etc....)
There's no dead mouse specific one

Teetorbilt 10-10-2005 06:00 PM

I had this problem many years ago with rats. The poison was supposed to drive them to water, we had a pool next door and a pond across the street. Perfect scenario right? Someone forgot to tell the rats where to go. It was an old block home and they died in the walls. We slept for 10 days with the windows wide open and the A/C's going full blast. Unless you can get to them, you just have to wait it out.

Hopefully, you won't get the flies.

MasterStrokes 10-10-2005 06:40 PM

Try finding a product called “Ozium.” It comes in a spray can and a bucket type absorbing gel. The bucket type has oil that bonds to odors instead of simply masking the smell. There are knockoffs of Ozium on the market but I haven’t seen any that work as well.

I got this information from a (cough) indoor hydroponics grower.:D I could only find it online and it’s a little costly but the stuff works greeeat!

slickshift 10-10-2005 08:50 PM

Ozium spray is in the auto section at Wally*Wurld
It does work amazing, but will have to be sprayed often
Well, just one spray won't do it forever ya know what I mean
The bucket stuff I haven't seen

MasterStrokes 10-12-2005 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by slickshift
Ozium spray is in the auto section at Wally*Wurld
It does work amazing

I never thought to look in the auto section. Thanks! This will help with the new pig I bought. The thing smells like a dead mouse. :(
edit: I found the big 14.5 ounce cans of Ozium at Staples office supply store $10.58 each. This stuff does work great! I Googled for the buckets I saw years ago and can't find diddly.

r0ckstarr 06-01-2013 07:19 AM

I'm bumping this old thread because I believe a mouse has died in my wall.

Seriously, we just wait it out? I was all ready to start ripping open the drywall to find it.I do have flies, but cannot figure out where they are coming from. They're only in a bathroom that shares a wall with the garage.

ddawg16 06-01-2013 09:07 AM

Based on the rats next I found in my attic awhile back....I don't think I could wait for the smell to go away...even if some spray masks it.

I'd be pulling off some drywall to clean it....

PoleCat 06-01-2013 09:17 AM

If it is actually a house mouse it will stop stinking before you could open and close the wall. In fact it is unlikely you would even smell a mouse in the wall. Might be something more substantial.

creeper 06-01-2013 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by PoleCat (Post 1192557)
If In fact it is unlikely you would even smell a mouse in the wall. Might be something more substantial.

We had lots of mice at my previous country home. There were only tow times that there was ever a serious stench. Once one fell in an empty bucket. Although it was surprises how one little body could give off such an enormous stink,the smell was limited to that basement room with the door shut. (until I found him)

One time one must have gotten into the duct work, pretty bad every time the furnace came on, particularly in the room where it was. By the time I figured out where it was coming from it had fully decomposed and had worn off.

Rock: I'm putting two and two together...snake in wall...mouse smell ? :no:

Willie T 06-01-2013 10:04 AM

Happens a lot here in Florida with our proliferation of Fruit Rats. Two to three weeks....

user1007 06-01-2013 10:33 AM

Sorry. New system seems to be grabbing keystrokes. This post was not done but the system and took it anyhow.

creeper 06-01-2013 10:35 AM

Steven, You never fail to crack me up with your descriptive text

user1007 06-01-2013 10:40 AM

Found a bloated and rather stinky wild or domestic kitty on the loose that got under a house once. It must have nibbled on a mouse or bait directly. Rather gross but do check your crawl spaces.

My California home was in a region that went through a lot of overnight type development and as it was happening, field mice especially raced for existing homes. It got so bad Santa Clara County was handing out poision in large bags. I had mixed emotions about it and it did get overused to the point it was ultimately banned. Just nature doing its thing though. Their habitats were eliminated and they just sought somewhere else to go.

And in Central Illinois it was the offspring of the four Eastern European squirrels a UofI president shipped over to beautify the campus that were the major pests along with an occassional coyote compressed into what used to be his but was now and urbanized environment. The squirrels were a real problem and absolutely everywhere. They had decent sized families at times but no real predators. I mentioned long ago the one who had eaten DCon and fell into my paint bucket when I pulled a ceiling panel once. Got my attention! It must of smelled for a time as it dried out too.

I too would suggest you cut out at least a drywall portal you can patch quickly and look in their to make sure it is a mouse. Something bigge will take longer to decay. How long has your mother in law been missing? Are raccoons active in your area? They love getting into walls more so than mice from my experience and are, as you know, quite a bit bigger. You wanted be the first to find a kitty behind a wall if work was recently done?

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