Dead animal? in my floor?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by pony148, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. pony148

    pony148 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2010
    La Fayette, KY
    okay, I live in a mobile home out in the country. I know what a dead rotting animal smells like. IT seem that something has crawled in the vents or under the trailer between the insulation and floor and died. I've looked in the vent, felt in the vents, crawled under the home(we have skirting on) and haven't seen a thing! The smell in our home is awful! What do I do!?!?! I can't find it and I can't see it! How do I get rid of this smell!!!!
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    No way around locating the source and removing it. THEN it's cleaning time! Sorry I don't have any better ideas!
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    UGG! I think you have limited choices.
    Find the source
    Wait it out
    Cover the smell

    Good luck

    Imp- Do you have or can you borrow a dog to sniff it out?
  4. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    My dad rebuilds repo's for a living. You have to locate the source and remove. Could be any pace and any thing. Cat rat possum coon. Then contact a body removal company. You can inquire of the local police who cleans up their crime scenes. Or if you have a company that repairs flood, fire, water damage. any of these can locate a product for you. It is in a bomb like form. (insect fogger bomb type) cant meber name but It is used to remove all smells. Human, animal, mold, mildew, smoke, rotting flesh, trash, etc...... It may take 2. they are bout $22 each and are small. You will need to pace it directly under a hole in floor insulation as close to the bodies location. You want the spray to fog up into the belly. between the floor and the insulation. This should remove the smell. If not you may have to remove the carpet and pad. paint all floor with kilz. This stuff seals the wood and keeps all smells out. This is what we do for houses used as dog pens. It works!

    Good luck and God Bless!
    Think its called smokeout or something!
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    UGH..i feel for you..
    we had that happen once...we searched and searched...finally at the peak of the stench..we were able to tell it was coming from our kitchen sink pipes...
    had to take them all apart...a poor mousie had somehow climed down our drain or something and died in their. Man, what a stink!!... [​IMG]
  6. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    If you have used any rodent bait, I bet you have a mouse dead in the floor somewhere.
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Sometimes waiting it out, is the only thing you can do, if you can't locate it, or remove it. Sorry. [​IMG]
  8. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    we have had that happen many times dh crawls under the floor to where it smells like the oder is around, he had to tear all of the insulation out from under the floor cause rats were getting in it and dying that way he didt have to get in it again
  9. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    or you could roll in the stench and impress your neighbors dog.
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Youre on a roll tonight.... [​IMG]

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