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Based on your questions, it sounds like you are living in a bug infested, smelly room. Might be time to move. ;) – DA01 Sep 1 '11 at 5:18
    
Heh - it's really my parents that are complaining ;) – InquilineKea Sep 1 '11 at 5:37
    
At this point the best option might be to gut the entire room, install a floor drain in the middle, and tile the floor and walls. That way whenever the room gets too messy, your parents can just hose it down. – Tester101 Sep 1 '11 at 12:11

For an odor absorbing material to have a realistic effect, air will need to pass over/through the odor filtering media. Zeolite does remove certain odors, but not as well as activated carbon. You should be able to find both zeolite and activated carbon air filters for furnaces at a hardware store. If you don't have a furnace, or it is a summer-time issue, then perhaps you could construct an air filter by duct-taping a filter to the back side of a box fan. Cut a 12" hole in the filter directly behind the motor so that the motor doesn't overheat. Also, cyclodextrins (like hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin found in Febreeze) can trap odors.

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