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Old 05-08-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Had to leave town suddenly and forgot to unsnap the mouse traps. Came back after 4 weeks and found 3 dead mice and one BAD smell . This brings to 9 total mice that have been caught in the AS.
I think I have now got them all but The smell is really really bad.

I have suggested to others to use dryer sheets but this is beyond dryer sheets.

Any advice or ideas on how to get the smell out ??


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Old 05-08-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Cook some fish

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Old 05-08-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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I had to bite the bullet and strip as much out of the trailer as I could. I had to wash EVERY nook and cranny to get rid of the mouse pee smell. I also found that they had been nesting in the insulation of the stove. I ended up scrapping the stove because of the smell!
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Tin Hut
Cook some fish
Brewing a fresh batch of beer often helps, too. Although I don't know if I could get the cooktop hot enough to boil the mash in the TT!

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Old 05-08-2005, 10:45 PM   #5
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I should think ventilate, ventilate, ventilate. I have also heard people speak highly of ozone generators in like situations.

At a guess, (and just a guess) I'd say the odors are trapped in fabrics. Possibly dry clean the curtains and check with an upholstery cleaner about the sofa/gaucho/dinette cushions in your coach.

Likely someone actually knows and will chime in here.

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Old 05-09-2005, 05:51 AM   #6
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:54 AM   #7
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In a word, Febreze...

Febreeze is what got the remaining "mouse odors" out of the Minuet. I also replaced the carpeting. Carpeting held the smell REALLY good!
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:10 AM   #8
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If the smell is really bad, it is probably because you have a dead mouse somewhere in the trailer. The good news is that it will stop smelling when the mouse finishes decomposing. OK, so that's not really good news ...

The only good solution is to find the mouse and get rid of it. Follow your nose. The mouse may be somewhere you can't reach without tearing things apart, but it is worth a try.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:31 PM   #9
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I had a bad smell from mice in my Caravel. The bad news is.....they nested in the walls......the really bad news the only real way to get rid of the smell is replace the "used" insulation. Even after drying out and being mummified (the mice that is), the insulation had a horrible smell when I took it out. I'd be willing to bet you have a complete habitrail in your walls. I had just intended to take the bottom panels off for floor resto, but found the mice problem and ended up removing most all the wall panels. This was just my experience with the problem. Make sure you wash up good after cleaning. Them critters carry all sorts of nasties.

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