How To Get Rid of Dead Rodent Smells

If rodents are in your home, it's necessary to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Rodents breed exponentially, and they can create an infestation in no time. Rodents will crawl up into attics, walls and ceilings and can expire in these areas. The decaying smell can be extremely unpleasant, and should be located to rid the source of the smell as quickly as possible.

If you have traps or bait stations in your home, check these areas frequently for dead rodents. Remove any dead rodents as quickly as possible. Always use caution when removing dead rodents. Gloves and a mask are necessary to keep yourself free of diseases or pests. It is recommended to destroy any clothing you wear after you've handled dead rodents, as well.

Using baits that force rodents outside to find a water source can be effective in keeping the pests from dying in areas that can't be accessed. This can be beneficial if you have rodents within your walls or ceilings.

If a rodent crawls into an area that is unreachable and dies, the smell can be so offensive that walls may need to be removed to rid the home of the odor. Usually, though, most rodent smells will dissipate in a short amount of time.

Fresh air and fans can help in getting rid of the smell faster. Air fresheners can sometimes work, but may only mask the odor.

If you notice a smell coming from a wall or ceiling that you have no access to, it may be best to contact a pest control professional to help you assess the situation. Pest control experts may be able to take smaller steps, other than complete demolition of the wall or ceiling area, to rid your home of the offensive odor.