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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 20, 8:36 PM Thread Starter
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Dead Rotten Mouse

Well I've made a big mistake. I kept finding acorn hulls in my car and new there was a mouse living in it. I put mechanical traps and glue boards in the shop but never could catch it. I put some poison blocks in the shop and bingo. It got him alright but guess where he died. I think it's under the back seat somewhere. I've been real busy the last week and haven't had time to remove seat and look for it. I'm leaving the doors and windows open just trying to minimize the horrible odor. My question is, when I find the remains, is there a chemical I can spray where it was decaying to eliminate the order? I know air fresheners isn't going to make the odor go away. Any help would be appreciated. By the way, I've learned to NEVER put bait poison in my shop ever again!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 20, 10:19 PM
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Once the mouse has been removed, it will only be a matter of time before the smell goes away.
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Hopefully it’s not in the heater ducts.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 20, 10:56 PM
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Tuetle wax has an odor eliminator spray in a green bottle that I've found to work good on bad smells. Odor x is the name.

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Eventually the smell will go away even if you can’t find it, you may just not be able to drive it for a month or so.

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Re: Dead Rotten Mouse

A mouse crawled up into my '71 Nova's heater somewhere and died, and it stank for a LONG time.

Unpleasant, to say the least, cuz it was my daily driver.
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Dang Dave, if you didnt have bad luck....!
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Re: Dead Rotten Mouse

When my cars sit for their long winter's nap, the only place the mice can get in/out is crawling up the tires into the car (unless they are jumping up from the ground somewhere to get in, which I haven't seen any evidence of yet.)

So, what I do is place at least one mouse trap at each wheel of each car - the little snap traps with the bait portion covered with peanut butter. Every year, I catch a bunch of them trying to invade, and haven't had any mice in the cars in quite a while.

This year, not many mice in my garage at all (which was great!) I may have collapsed the local mouse population at this point.
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OdoBan odor eliminator liquid concentrate. Walmart, Sam's Club and Ace Hardware sells it. It's good stuff for funky smells.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 9:32 AM
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Re: Dead Rotten Mouse

FWIW, mice seem to like boats more than Chevelles......and seem to do more damage to them.

When you have one of each in your garage, you become a "target rich" environment over the winter.

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Re: Dead Rotten Mouse

I use Anti freeze in a Kitty Litter Plastic container and they swim in it all Winter

Come Spring I dump them into the Green Bin for the Garbage guys to Haul away

But still a few get into the Car but those ones seem to know to not go swimming with the others
and therefore live to enjoy Summer and feed the stay Cats in the Neighbourhood

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I hope you get lucky and find it under the seat. When I gutted my interior I found some mouse corpses and nests along with the poison bait they were hoarding up above the headliner. When I redid the interior I put copper gauze in all the areas that fed up to it. Them bastards can get into pretty small openings.


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