We were recently the subject of an occupation by at least three mice who
gained entry via the gap in the floorboards under the sink in our bedroom
en-suite. Action was taken, traps were set (one caught and disposed of) and
to ensure complete eradication we enlisted the help of the local pest
company who, after mentioning that we had a minor infestation, laid poison
(which has been eaten). It's now 6 days later and , as far as we can see,
there has been no new mouse ventures (no droppings or sounds of scurrying)
for the last three days. Perhaps we are now free! We did have the usual
musty smell in one of the bedrooms but this has gone. However, there is
still bit of a musty smell in the en-suite. Does anybody know a good way of
getting rid of this or will it take time and a good airing?
I guess it is because you have dead mice bodies rotting under the floor. If
you could remove them then it will not smell. You will have a job finding
them though. They are only small and will soon dry out and stop smelling.
Hopefully some insects won't lay eggs in them in the mean time.
On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 22:00:38 -0000, Victor West wrote:
I tempted to say find the bodies but that smell could hardly be
defined as "musty"...
Personally we don't use poison if we can help it mainly because of the
body problem and it's not a very nice way to die either compared to a
break back trap.
Indeed we've only resorted to poison for the 3 young rats that "out
stayed their welcome" aka dared to venture in at all. I cornered and
killed one myself, the other two took the poison one decided that it's
last minutes where going to be in the middle of the study floor
(helped on it's way with a heavy rolled up newspaper), the third
choose to expire behind the fridge, niffy time...
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
All smells are due to organoc decay of some sort. If teh decaying
materiel suppkly is cut off, nature takes its course and teh
transformation to dust that will get eaten by small insects can take plce.
Relax, and sniff your armpits, with a beer.
All things pass.
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