The dirty, yucky side of the business. Whether it is a dead deer, dead raccoon,dead cat, dead possum, dead dog, dead rat, or any other animal… we will come out to locate and remove it. Animals that get trapped and die inside of attics and other parts of buildings decompose rapidly in the Georgia 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 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. Dead animals trapped in walls, ceilings, crawl spaces and other places in a building can cause all sorts of problems:
- Dead animal odors are putrid and can last for many months.
- Dead animals can attract insects and opportunistic predators..
- 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, crawl spaces, and other structural areas is risky and generally should not be attempted by homeowners. Aside from the the physical risks involved in finding and extracting the dead animal (and the often-nauseating dead animal stench), dead animals can transmit disease pathogens, especially when they have been infested with fly larvae or when displaced ectoparasites are looking for new hosts. Never touch a dead animal with your bare hands!
Finding and Removing Dead Animals
If the dead animal call is not a dead deer in the yard, dead dog removal, dead raccoon removal right out of the yard then it requires finding them in the first place. That's where professional knowledge of wildlife biology prevails. Understanding the habits and biology of the animal when it was alive is vital to finding its carcass after it's dead. Obviously, 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 rat removal, for example, begins with understanding the behavior of rats, and then using that knowledge (along with the technician's senses -- especially his sense of smell) to determine where the rat 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 pest control company had spread out poisons 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 house or walls..
Our animal control technicians apply their knowledge of wildlife biology in urban setting to dead animal removal work of all kinds, whether it be dead raccoon
removal, dead bird
removal, dead squirrel
removal, dead rat
removal, dead opossum
Okay, okay, we're sure you get the point. If there's a dead animal stinking up your house and you want it removed give us a call 24/7 - 365 days a year.
Dead Animal Cleanup and Odor Control
Contaminated insulation removed from a ceiling during a dead rat removal job in Atlanta.
Getting rid of the odor from a dead animal begins with finding and removing the animal's carcass and wastes. We also remove contaminated insulation. Once the body and wastes are gone, most of the odor will go away with them. But to assure that odors from dead animals are eliminated quickly, we use a variety of non-toxic, biodegradable products that don't just mask odors, but actually 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.
◊ Dead Deer ◊ Dead Raccoons ◊ Dead Rats ◊ Dead Coyotes ◊ Dead Opossums … any dead animals