Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On the nose!

I have a problem and its big.

It's not the door without its architrave, the crocked pictures on the walls or the atomic bomb that has gone off in the studio...it's a silent killer, a killer of taste buds, passion and joy.

It's there, behind the light switch, it's day 4.........it's dead and it's unknown.

It could be a mouse, which means today is the worst day BUT then as one very gracious friend indicated, it could be a rat or maybe even a possum which means WEEKS & WEEKS of the stink.



So....HELP...Does anyone have any ideas how I can silence the stink? I have tried a cut onion in a water bath..and ITS NOT WORKING!!!

14 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Leonie..I have no idea what to do about your mouse, rat or possum! I hope somebody comes by who can help you.

Maxabella said...

Yeeck. Poor you. I find that a bowl of vinegar near an offending smell does wonders for reducing most stinks. Gag. Good luck, hon. x

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohh noo! you poor guys. I also don't have any idea how to get rid of the smell. are you sure it's not the easter bunny that got trapped behind there...

Sarah said...

oh gosh ewww

Vic said...

Pegs on noses...? I'm no help... ick!

**Anne** said...

Oh yucky, I remember those smells from growing up on a farm. Perhaps you could try bi-carb soda in a container nearby, it's supposedly good for absorbing odours. I pop a few cotton balls dabbed with my favourite essential oil in little bowls in my ensuite and the toilet which gives off a nice aroma. I hope this helps and GOOD LUCK!
Anne xx

Kate said...

It never occured to me that you could mask the smell. I just put up with it. I'm off to ask mr google. Good luck.

Caroline said...

This might be more than you can handle, but if you take the light switch out of the wall (pretty easy to do with a screwdriver) you might be able to see something in the wall cavity. There's just as much chance that you won't see anything though and be hit by a more horrendous smell...

At least the possum that used to live in the wall behind our microwave had the decency to crawl out of his cavity before going off and dying in the garden.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Oh, I feel for you!
We had this happen in a very hot (over 42 degrees) February 3 years ago. UGLY UGLY UGLY!
Got in the specialists (Possum/pest Man)and no-one could find the exact source so had to live with it. A long couple of weeks.
But they did have a smell masking solution which worked well for about ... 2 hours.
We had to live through the whole lifecycle of death - i won't share anymore but lets just say it was very educational for us all!
Eventually the smell goes and it does give you a good story to tell at the end.
Good time for a holiday ?????
All the best
Jenny

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

We have just finished this smell thing. It was so bad at one point with I am sure more than one dead inside the wall cavity in the kitchen I decided I was moving out.

I wish I had answers. its part of the joys of living in the bush right?

sending sweet fragrences.

Anonymous said...

We live in Melbourne CBD and got a pesky possum stuck in our wall cavaity. The smell hung around for ages and we got the exterminators in and they said all we could do was to try a bowl of vanilla essence or essential oil near the smell to try and mask it. It kinda worked. Good luck - hope it is just a mouse.
Diana

Adriana said...

Eww. Yuck.
It's one of The-Worst-Smells-Ever.

Hope it gets sorted and you don't have to live with it for too long!
Goodluck.

Michelle said...

Vanilla? Always seems to overpower everything else. Fingers and toes crossed for you that it is a mouse and the smell has gone now. We had a dead rat at the back door yesterday. Just thinking about it makes me want to vomit.

Copper Patch said...

Suffering the same pain with death in the roof at the moment. Considering how strong it is near the man-hole, there no way known I am going to pop my head up there!!!
Good luck with yours,
Abbe