What happens if mice die in your walls?

Mice love to enter your walls and live there for a long time. While they are there, they chew on wood, electrical wires and anything else that they can get their teeth on to. Eventually, they die of dehydration or because of the poison you had placed earlier to get rid of the mice.

When mice die in your walls, it gives rise to a very filthy smell. You know where the smell is coming from and you cannot do anything about it!

What do you do in this case? You have first to call up a pest control agent who specializes in rodent removal. The foul smell remains for at least a week, even after the experts remove the mice out. Sometimes, you will be surprised to find your pest control expert removing a whole colony of mice from inside your walls. They reproduce very easily; therefore, there is a huge possibility for a whole nest of rats to reside and die in your walls, eventually.

When a mouse dies in your wall, the only way you can get it out is by cutting through the wall. If you don’t have any experience in handling pests, you shouldn’t be doing this task, because, you will not know the exact region to cut. You may be able to identify the area of the wall that has the carcass of the mouse with the help of the foul smell; however, you will never be able to guess exactly where to cut to take the mouse out, unless if you have enough experience in this field.

The worst part that you have to handle when mice die in your walls is the foul odor that would linger on for about 10 days in your house. Yes, room fresheners might help; but it will never make you forget the foul smell of the dead mice. Some people suggest that spreading a cup of ground coffee beans or powder in the walls can help you get rid of the foul smell.

Nevertheless, pest control experts are of the opinion that the smell will continue to linger on for about 2 weeks, after which, it will go off automatically. They advise people against the use of mouse bait traps inside the house. Usually, the mouse gets attracted to the baits, eats it and then crawls inside the walls to die there, eventually. This is why experts ask people to use mouse bait traps outdoors.

The only way to get rid of mice is preventing them from entering your homes. Once they manage to enter inside, they are here to stay. No amount of rat poison, repellents or baits will kill them. So, you need to talk to a good pest control agency right away to discuss mice infestations and how to prevent them permanently.

Mostly, your agency will suggest sealing up the cracks and doing slight structural changes so that the mice don’t have any room to come inside. These are very active and smart pests; so, it is for your own good that you should stop them from coming inside your homes.


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