The rats always seem to die at the very edge of the attic.

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I commonly extract dead animal carcasses from homes and property. The very animals that commonly invade houses die inside houses, and when they do, they create a very unpleasant odor as the carcass decays. The successful removal of deceased wildlife definitely requires experience and knowledge of building architecture and animal behavior. I've cut and pried open every nook and cranny imaginable to locate and remove rotting critter bodies. I am the best - I always find the animal, deodorize and decontaminate the area, and seal up the hole I've cut open. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Dead Animals page.

Rats will be rats - Among all members of the rodent brotherhood, you will find a strange fascination for home attics. This means it is perhaps a good idea to get your house attic frequently checked for any rodents that may have found a haven and potentially their last resting place in there. Almost every home in America has had at least one episode with rats. While they are alive they can create havoc with their sharp teeth and sewage infested bodies. Once dead inside the house, they present another form of nuisance – the horrible, horrible stench of decay!

What I have learned throughout the experience of clearing away dead rats from houses is that you can find them in the darkest, dingiest corners of the attic. The dead rat you see in this picture was no different and made sure it followed the trend set by its fellow brethren to the grave. The good thing in this particular case was that the carcass was not too old. That meant that the decaying process was still in its early stages, making it easier for me to remove the carcass and dispose it off by securely wrapping it up in a garbage bag.

My next big challenge was to cleanse the room and deodorize the room. This is best possible if you remove the carpeting – or at least the piece where the carcass was found – from the room. Removing the carpet also ensures that the germs the rat may have already been carrying, combined with the organisms that breed in their decomposing bodies, are gone along with it. The deodorizing and disinfecting process can take place even if you leave the carpet on, but there is no way to guarantee how successful it will be.

As always, I rounded off this job of mine by tracing back and sealing the spot where the rat must have entered from.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including ones that have died inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or dead animal removal issues.

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