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Q. About a dead mouse in the wall, and the resulting stink. I called an exterminator, who said he could not even try to find the corpse, and suggested just waiting out the smell, which is already abating.
A. There are not many tricks that will succeed. I had the same thing happen two years ago, and I broke into the wall in several areas with no success.