How to Remove Dead Animal

If you are looking for an answer on how to remove a dead animal from your home you have found the right place.

When you have found that there is a foul smell in your house and have taken out the trash, changed the air filters and cleaned everything yet the smell is still there and sometimes even stronger than when you first noticed it. It is a rather unmistakable smell, it smells like decay. Sometimes the presence of a dead animal will also be noted by the arrival of flies and in some cases maggots are seen before the animal carcass is found. A dead animal will decay faster in higher temperatures making the smell worse most times. The only safe solution for your home is to remove the dead animal and sanitize the area to prevent any spread of disease and parasites.

A dead animal can be found almost any place in your home, including but not limited to walls, attics, under floor boards, in crawl spaces and they have even been known to get themselves lodged under bathroom tubs. All of these places can be rather inconvenient for the homeowners when it comes to getting the dead animal removed. Depending on where the animal has died there are different methods for getting them removed. A professional wildlife specialist can help to determine what the best method of removal is for your situation.

Animals have even been known to get into the chimney if there are openings in the chase, no chimney cap or a chimney cap that does not have animal guard in place. When this happens it is normally looking for a place to nest and can either get itself out or sometimes get stuck. Either way, if an animal dies in your chimney and the dead animal removal process demands that you take apart the chimney, you will want to make sure you contact a Certified Chimney Professional to ensure that the removal and replacement of anything in your chimney is done properly and does not jeopardize the function and safety of your chimney.

Dead animals can leave behind more than just a carcass. Depending on how long they were inhabiting the area before they died there can be quite some cleanup needed. This is very important as any urine, feces and parasites from the dead animal itself may have been carrying disease or illness that caused it to die in the first place. You will want this cleaned out of your home to prevent the spread of anything that the animal may have been carrying. For this same reason, as with any animal removal it is very important to ensure that you are protected and safe when doing the removal to prevent any illness or injury to yourself. All of the Wildlife Specialists that are listed in our National Directory are trained and experienced in the effective and safe removal of alive and dead animals.

The Wildlife Specialists that are listed in our National Wildlife Removal Directory have years for experience in wildlife removal including the removal of dead animals. This comes as a great benefit to you when looking for help in getting a dead animal removed from your home. When an animal gets stuck somewhere it should not have been it can often take quite a bit of work to locate the correct area the animal is in. Where people who have experience with removals may have an easier time locating the animal based off of scenarios they have seen in the past and someone who is not as experienced may end up with a lot of demolition before they are able to find the dead animal, if they are able to find it at all. For example, we have heard numerous stories of clients calling in and explaining that they have paid to have their entire home’s duct systems opened and searched resulting in nothing being found. This is not an uncommon occurrence, sometimes an odor will smell as though it is coming out of the vents due to the area that the animal has died in and rotation of air when the air conditioning or heat is on. While it is not impossible for an animal to get trapped in the vents and die there it is more uncommon than you would think. Having someone who is experienced in finding the source of the smell can help you to cut down on wasted time and money in searching in the wrong areas.