Although wild animals might be cute from a distance or on YouTube videos, it’s a much different matter when they make their way into your home. This is especially true if the animal dies while in or around your house. If this happens to you, you shouldn’t handle it yourself. Instead, you should call licensed pest control operators to perform dead animal removal services. Not only can locating the creature be tricky, but it can be a messy process that could potentially be hazardous to your health. Carcass disposal should be taken care of by experienced professionals. That being said, you’ll need to know when to call for assistance. If you’re experiencing any of the three following signs, be sure to call us right away. Otherwise, the problem will only get worse!

  1. Awful Odor The most obvious sign that you need to contact the experts for dead animal removal? A terrible smell inside or outside your home. Decomposition is always accompanied by an odor, so at some point, you’ll likely be hit in the face with the smell. It’s not just smelly animals who give off a stench, either! While dead skunk odor can be awful, little squirrels and mice can produce a huge stink, too. And considering that a female house mouse can give birth to a handful of babies every three weeks, you could soon have a big pest problem on your hands. However, if an animal has died inside your home, you may not notice a constant odor; it often ebbs and flows with the air flow. As professionals, we know where animals are most likely to go when they’re about to die, but we also understand how to locate the source of an odor within or around your home.
  2. Swarms of Flies The odor given off by decomposing animals may smell foul to you, but it attracts other animals. If an animal dies in your home and is allowed to remain there for a period of time, flies and other insects may reproduce and could lead to an infestation. Obviously, this makes for disgusting conditions and should be taken care of as soon as possible. If you notice more flies or insect activity in your home with no explanation, a dead animal could be the cause.
  3. Wall or Ceiling Stains Another gross effect of a dead animal in your home can be fluid seepage. Of course, you may notice staining from other sources, like water leakage and mold (which are concerning in and of themselves). But left unattended, decomposing animal tissue can permeate into your walls, ceilings, floors, or even your duct work. It sounds like something out of a horror film, so you’ll want to avoid this at all costs. And speaking of costs, the repair and cleaning required for these kinds of leaks can be quite expensive and extensive. It’s best to take care of dead animal removal before it ever gets to this stage.

Experiencing any of the above? It’s time to invest in professional dead animal removal. For more information on our pest control services, please contact Animal Control Specialists today.