Finding a dead rodent inside your home can be unsettling. Unfortunately, once you properly remove the animal, you still might be left with an awful stench. Especially if this occurred on the carpet, it’s important to quickly get rid of the smell before it draws other nasty critters like flies, maggots, or roaches. Follow these techniques to sanitize your home and get rid of that awful dead animal smell in your carpet quickly.
Ventilate the Area
Allow fresh air to come into the room and alleviate the stench. If possible, open any windows, doors, or even use a box fan to maximize airflow. You can also neutralize the air to get rid of any lingering odors. Consider using a dehumidifier, an air filter, or even an open box of baking soda.
Sanitize the Area with an Enzyme Based Cleaner
Enzymes break down odor molecules, organic materials, and eliminate the disease. Wearing gloves, use an enzyme cleaner to spray down the area. Bac-Azap, Bioshield, or Nature’s Miracle are some products that could work. Then, let the solution sit for 10-15 minutes before patting down with a rag.
4 Home Remedies To Further Remove the Smell
You still might be left with a stench after using your enzyme-based cleaner depending on how long the animal was left there. If that’s the case, these are some home remedies that can further remove unwanted dead animal odors:
- Vinegar-water solution
- Baking soda-water solution
- Liquid soap-water solution
- Coffee grounds/coffee
Take note that these are good resources for getting rid of odor, but shouldn’t replace an enzyme-based cleaner. Only enzymes can break down fecal matter and properly sanitize your carpet.
Guarantee Dead Animal Removal and Sanitation
It’s easy to spot a dead animal in your home if it’s out in the open. However, in many cases, a rodent carcass can be between the walls and attics where it’s hard to locate and remove. If you think there might be a dead rodent hidden in your home, you should call Critter Control Orlando®. We offer a complete line of animal odor removal services which includes finding the source and removing the animal from your home.