Dead Animal Removal

Dead Animal Removal

Dead Animal Removal

Dead Animal Removal and Odor Control Service

We offer compassionate and professional solutions for the delicate issue of deceased wildlife in your home. At Rid-A-Critter, we understand that discovering a dead animal in or around your home is not only distressing but can also pose health risks and attract other pests. Our team of experienced professionals is equipped to safely and discreetly handle the removal of deceased animals. Whether it’s in your attic, within the walls of your home, or in other hard-to-reach areas, we’re here to provide prompt and respectful removal services, along with decontamination and deodorization to address any lingering concerns. Let us help you navigate this challenging situation with our efficient dead animal removal.

What’s that smell?

Frankly, dead animal removal and odor control are not the most glamorous jobs that animal control technicians perform. To put it plainly, removing a dead, rotting animal from a building is pretty disgusting work. Animals that get trapped and die inside an attic, wall, or another part of a building decompose rapidly in the Southern heat, and the dead animal stench can become unbearable.

Dead animal removal can be physically demanding work. The fine old buildings found in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and Alabama are full of nooks and crannies that give animals plenty of places to roam, hide, die, and stink, making dead animal removal a physically demanding and difficult job. But dead animal removal is important work. If there’s a dead animal trapped in the ceiling, a wall, or a crawl space of your home it can cause all sorts of problems:

  • Dead animal odors are putrid and can last for many months.
  • Dead animals can attract flies, beetles, and other insects.
  • Displaced parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice, and mites often go looking for new homes when their hosts die and can spread serious diseases when they infest humans or domestic animals.
  • Decomposing animals trapped in walls and ceilings can sometimes cause staining.

Removing dead animals from walls, ceilings, attics, and other structural areas is risky and should not be attempted by homeowners. Aside from the physical risks involved in finding and extracting the dead animal (and the often-nauseating dead animal stench), dead wildlife can transmit disease pathogens.This is especially true when they have been infested with fly larvae or when displaced ectoparasites are looking for new hosts. And while you should not attempt DIY dead animal removal, especially don’t touch it with your bare hands!

The Removal of Dead Wildlife

Do you know what the most challenging part of dead animal removal is? Finding them in the first place. That’s where professional knowledge of wildlife biology comes in. Understanding the habits and biology of the animal when it was alive is vital to finding its carcass after it’s dead. The animal was alive when it got into your home. So, finding and removing a dead animal begins with thinking like a live one.

Dead rodent removal, for example, begins with understanding the behavior of rodents and then using that knowledge (along with the technician’s senses — especially his sense of smell) to determine where the rat or mouse was most likely to have traveled before it died.

It also helps if we know what kind of animal we’re looking for. Many times, we get called to remove a dead animal after a chemical rat control job was performed, and either a rat or some other animal ate the bait and died inside the house somewhere. In fact, one of the biggest reasons not to use poisons for rat control is that an animal may decide to drop dead in some hard-to-get-to area inside your home. (That’s one of the many reasons why we prefer to perform non-chemical rodent control).

Our animal control technicians apply their knowledge of animal behavior to dead animal removal work of all kinds, whether it be dead raccoon removal, bird removal, squirrel removal, rodent removal, or dead opossum removal. If a dead animal is stinking up your home, give us a call and we’ll take care of it!

Dead Animal Cleanup and Odor Control

Getting rid of the odor from a dead animal begins with finding and removing the animal’s carcass and wastes. We’ll also remove the contaminated insulation to help with odor and decontaminating the attic. Most of the odor will disappear once the body and wastes are gone. But to ensure that odors from dead animals are eliminated quickly, we use a variety of non-toxic, biodegradable products that don’t just mask odors but eliminate dead animal odors through bacterial and enzymatic action. This helps eliminate odors caused by dead animals and the fluids and by-products that ooze from their lifeless bodies.

Animal Exclusion and Wildlife Damage Repair

If an animal crawled into your home and died, chances are that sooner or later, others will follow. Not to worry: Rid-A-Critter is Georgia & Alabama’s leader in animal exclusion and animal damage repairs. We can track down the entryways that animals used to get into your home or building and make sure that new ones don’t get the same idea. We also offer animal damage repair and insulation replacement to remove any odors, filth, or health risks created by wildlife that may have been infesting your attic or other insulated areas.

Dealing with the removal of a dead animal from your property is not only distressing but can also attract other pests and put your health at risk. Our experienced team understands the urgency and sensitivity of such situations. We offer prompt, respectful, and efficient dead animal removal services, ensuring that your property is swiftly restored to a safe and sanitary condition. By choosing us, you’re not just getting a removal service; you’re gaining peace of mind, knowing that the job will be handled professionally and with the utmost care for your home and health. Don’t let this unpleasant situation linger or worsen. Contact Rid-A-Critter today for animal removal and pest control in Georgia and Alabama. We provide wildlife trapping, bee and wasp removal, insulation replacement and many other services to keep you and your home safe.

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