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Chasblah
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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok

You remember all the mouse problems we had in our basement ceiling.......

Now we are trying to sell our house. We've had lots of showings (about 10) and have been on the market about 3 weeks.
We almost had an offer yesterday, but her dad said no, b/c it smells like cats.
NO WAY! My cats are very clean, and I am very clean about them. Litter box is scooped daily, they don't have inappropriate urination/defication. My realitor doesn't even think it smells like cats.
But there is that faint mice odor. it especially smells when it's humid (like now) and right when you go downstairs. I think when people see the litter boxes, they assume that's what it must be....the cats.
My husband and I think maybe people are smelling the left-over mice smell.

Does anyone have suggestions about what we could put in the ceiling to absorb the odor?

We are sooooo diappointed we did not sell it. cry

I want to move while the interest rates are still low, and they are already going back up!!!!!

Any suggestions?
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

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summerstorm
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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hmm, have you tried sprinkling some baking soda up there? or maybe a little lemon juice?

RobinByrd
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I know there are some odor eliminators that have something to do with charcoal. Have you googled mice deotorizers? I'm sure you have. How sad you didn't sell your house. I know how anxious you are to move...and how anxious you probably are to 'live' in your house and not keep it like a show room!
: )  Robin
 
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Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Robin is right, find the kind that remove the odor, not cover it up.

suebear
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a cat person too and I hate to give you this advice, but if you are serious about moving it might be best to move the cats and the litter boxes from the house until the house is sold. This way prospective buyers won't know you ever had cats in the house and won't conjure up odors that may or may not be there.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Chasblah
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice.

My cats are worthless when it comes to mice. But we don't have anymore now.

I have thought about taking the cats and litter boxes out when we know there will be a showing. But I don't have anywhere to put them, exept take them with us when we leave. Annoying. I have thought about it b4 and asked my realitor, he said not necessary, but now I'm thinking so.

I looked on the internet about deodorizers, but they are so expensive and most are sprays.
There is only a small area I can reach and I don't think the spray will go all the way across the ceiling.
So I will look for some charcoal or baking soda in little bags.

Thanks again everyone!
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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