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Old 06-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #16
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Someone on this site giggles everytime I mention the name but "Anti-Icky Poo" is a solution of natural occuring bugs (I am guessing soil and milk solid bacteria) and enzymes that does a decent job of breaking down organic wastes.


Such products can be light sensitive but if sprayed in a dark wall you should not have a problem. Best if you can find whatever is in there if bigger than a mouse.


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Old 06-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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It will take some time but the smell will go away once the bodies dry out and a mouse doesn't have a lot of body mass to begin with.
I rememebr opening up a doorway molding in my house when I first moved in, I don't rememebr what I was working on, but I pulled the molding off and behind it was a cavity going to the attic, and it was full of the blown-in cellulos insulation, so I dug some of that out a little and all of a sudden some hard lumps fell out, when I looked on the floor it was just creapy!
About 10-12 mumified mice, apparantly a whole nest of them had died up in the heat of the attic in that cavity, either trapped in there or poisoned, dried out quickly and must have been there for 30 years.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #18
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My girlfriend made an interesting discovery this morning. Behind the washing machine, where the washing machine dumps the dirty water into the sewer pipe, the sheet rock around the sewer pipe is all chewed up. Something has definately been gnawing on the sheet rock around that pipe. This is a small pipe that pokes slightly out of the wall.

Ok, directly behind that wall is a bathroom. I was getting more flies in the bathroom (killed 12+) and only 2 flies in the garage. The smell was more in the bathroom than the garage. When I opened the lid to the washing machine, the smell was there. Very very faint, but I could still pick up on it.

I pulled the washing machine out and opened up the back of it. No smell that I could pick up on, so I assume that it isn't inside the machine.

I haven't ran the washing machine in 5 days, and haven't used that bathroom in 3 days before I noticed the smell.

How possible is it that the mouse went down the pipe behind the washing machine, and into the sewer line and died?

My shower in that bathroom is just a shower stall, no tub. Does it have a P-trap? Dumb question, but I won't know unless I ask. Everything is ground level with a concrete foundation. Maybe the flies were coming up through the shower drain?

All of these things are on the very end of my sewer line. The very opposite side of all of this is where it drains to the city sewer, so it's not like there would be something upstream from it to push everything down.

Curious about this idea, I did a Hot wash cycle with bleach in the washing machine at 7:00am this morning. I didn't do anything else. The smell went away within 45mins, and it is now 3:00pm and I still don't smell anything and haven't seen a single fly.

Perhaps, the mouse was in that pipe and doing a wash pushed it on down and out of the sewer into the city sewer?

The pink arrow points at the wall where the washing machine drains into the sewer, and also the wall where I suspected the mouse died.
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If that shower hasn't been used for awhile that is certainly going to have a dry trap. Stink, flies and evil spirits can come out of those. Place I used to work had empty units and they would start smelling ripe if the house keepers didn't go by at least every 4 weeks and wet all the traps.
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3 days time will dry up the trap?

Also, it's now almost 24hrs later and still no smell.
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3 days time will dry up the trap?

Also, it's now almost 24hrs later and still no smell.
Certainly not in only 3 days. I will go with the mouse has been flushed down scenario.

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