How can we deal with the dead-animal smell?
June 25, 2010 6:51 AM Subscribe
Something (probably a lizard) has died in a pipe behind a wall, and it's stinking up our house. It's bad and it seems to be getting worse. What can we do?
posted by HopStopDon'tShop to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
There are a lot of lizards here and I know the smell of dead, trapped, decomposing lizard from previous experience; but it's usually been under the couch or the sink and I've been able to dispose of the rotting carcass.
This one appears to be stuck in a large pipe that has a lot of electrical cables leading to our fuse box. I've seen the other end of the pipe (in the attic) and it doesn't smell at all (but I could drop something in there if that would help).
From the end where the smell is I can't see anything and I can't get anything (like a wire hanger for example) in there to poke around because, well, all the fuses are in the way.
Please help, it's getting to the point where we start gagging as soon as we walk through that corridor.