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What does a dead mouse smell like?

Oh lord. Think we've got a dead mouse or something in the apt. The smell is permeating the air and getting worse.

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Asked by dani2780 at 6:42 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Well, a dead animal smells like a dead animal . . . mouse, opossum etc. Check your cabinets, behind the fridge. Can you tell where the smell is coming from . . like which room?

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:51 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • a dead mouse smells horrible, cant describe it, maybe leave out a safe trap and see if you catch one then you will at least know for sure if thats what the smell is. check places like under the bed, cabinets, closets; places that they hide. make sure you also clean surfaces good because they poop and pee everywhere

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Ugh, it's an indescribable smell... it smells like death. It makes you gag, it's just a REALLY bad smell. Nothing I have ever smelled smells anything like dead things!

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 7:33 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • check your neighbors... make sure it isnt one of them instead of just an animal.

    its happened....

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Well its smells like rotting flesh......check behind your fridge and oven, behind your couch in your closets.

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 7:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • The smell is difficult to describe, but it is so noxious that you truly gag. Decomposition of a once alive being is not a pretty smell.
    Up in Maine we had to fight off the field mice who would sneak into the house once in awhile. There was one who got into the walls and couldn't get out. We found out which wall he got trapped in by the terrible smell of his decomposing body. Even through the wall the smell was terrible. Since we couldn't just tear a hole in the wall searching for him (we were renting the house) we just stayed out of the living room until he finished decomposing and the smell was gone. I used a lot of Febreeze in

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:44 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

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