Mousetraps are working, so how do I get the smell of dead rodents out of my sink cabinet
May 25, 2011 11:14 PM Subscribe
Dead rodents in every mousetrap in an area with water damage = how to get the smell out?
posted by gov_moonbeam to home & garden (6 answers total)
Fighting rodent invasion into my kitchen. The latest front in the war is that they chewed a new hole in through the area under the kitchen sink. After 2 months of sitting around empty, all 4 traps under my sink have caught 5 critters (one trap was a two-fer). I've ignored the traps recently because I thought the kitchen was cleared. Open the cabinet tonight to check on a water damage issue and found Rodent Guernica under my sink.
The exterminator will be coming out tomorrow to remove the traps and identify/close up the new hole. But in the meanwhile, how the Hell to get the smell out of the area? They'd chewed through the dishwasher during another incursion, so there's water damage (I'm also in the middle of dealing with my home owner's insurance policy holder investigating the damage before approving replacement/repairs). Opening up the cabinet after a couple days of mouldering critters in a water damaged area, there's now a funky smell in the kitchen. While I'm waiting for my insurance company to green light the repairs and remove that whole section, I'm wondering what I can do to keep the smell at bay. Right now there's Damp Rid, fans and keeping the window open. But opening up the door definitely released the smell into the general area and I'd like to keep it from getting any more funky before the repairs happen.