There are many commercial products available for purchase to get rid of the “dead animal” smell left behind by rats or mice that have died in your home. Some are liquid sprays or foams, some are in bags to be hung in the room, and others are solid cakes or foggers, but all claim to have odor eliminating traits. Here is a quick run-down on some of the most popular odor removers.

Earth Care’s Clear the Air product claims to remove odors by using negatively charged ions to attract the positive ions that smells reside on in the air. One can use a bag, either hanging a bag of it in a room or placing it underneath the furniture, or sprinkle individual granules in areas of high odors, such as in litter boxes or around the base of a toilet. It does not have to come into direct contact with the source of the odor to quell the smell. They claim that only a few granules are needed to aid in removing the bad smells because each granule contains many pores that are open and ready to accept the odors. is the website of the EcoSmart label’s Smelleze bad smell removers, one of the best-known bags to use for odor removal indoors. They do not use harsh chemicals or fragrance cover-ups, but instead the all-natural deodorizers absorb all odors in a large room. One benefit of these pouches is that they can be reused. To rejuvenate them, merely leave the pouch in the sun for a day, or microwave it for a few minutes, and it is good to go another round of smell removing!

Bac-A-Zap Odor Eliminator claims not to cover up or hide odor, but instead stops the odor at its source. It is another well-known odor eliminator, used by pest control professionals on the job. It can be used as a liquid, spray, or foam material to eliminate odors such as dead animals and even skunk. Bac-A-Zap Odor Eliminator is a blend of natural ingredients that encapsulates the odors and then eats the organic odor-causing matter itself.

ECOS Stain and Odor Remover, from Earth Friendly Products, boasts the necessary enzymes to liquefy and eat the dead organic matter that is causing the bad smells. It claims to remove smells caused by many different household sources, by letting the enzymes eat all of the bad smell-causing bacteria and organic matter.

Big D Industries puts out Big D Odor Control Foggers, the Big D D-Vour Absorbent Powder, and the Big D Fab D Ready-to-use Spray, all for odor removal, though in different forms. The form you choose will depend on whether or not the smell is a very bad smell, in a small room, or has a liquid component to it. It comes in thirty fragrances to please just about anyone.

DampRid’s Odor Genie Odor Eliminator is a solid gel with a layer of charcoal to help in absorbing bad odors, rather than just using fragrance in an effort to cover up the smell. It lasts about two months, and will cover an area of up to 300 square feet.

There are many other products out there that tout their odor eliminating properties. You just have to try them to see which work best for your situation. Just remember that cheaper does not always mean better.

Read the Pest Wildlife Home Page page for helpful information and to learn more about CLEANING PRODUCTS FOR DEAD ANIMAL SMELL


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