Dead Animal Carcass Removal Under House


4.11.2008 - I am the best. The best there ever was or ever will be. At removing dead animals from homes. That's it though, I'm not the best at anything else. This here job wurn't too tough, but it were tough enough that neither the homeowner or the first company they called couldn't git er done. I got her done in one minute, forty two seconds.

The house smelled horrible. I stepped inside and I knew it was a dead opossum. Dead possums smell different from dead rats, cats, bats, or shower mats. My nose led me right to the air vents - a rare source for the odor, but I could tell. I could tell which air ducts smelled worse than the others, such that when I went under the house and to the ducts, I could see before me exactly where the carcass must lie.

I wasted no time crawling my way to the spot, I popped open the duct, took a photo, removed the dead animal, tossed the camera to my pal, and he took a photo of me, and after the decon spray I was out of there. I'm the fastest and the best. Statistically, only 1/10 of dead animals in ducts are ever successfully extracted. I extract 10/10 100% of the time, and I rate a 10/10 on the DARE (Dead Animal Removal Excellence) scale. If you need dead animal carcass removal, give me a call, and I will do it with a smile on my face and gladness in my heart.

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How to get a dead animal under the house - There is only one way to get a dead animal under the house: You have to go under the house and get it. Unfortunately, there is only one thing that will eliminate the odor of a dead animal aside from finding it and removing it from the area. If you can't manage to climb under your home, you are going to have to wait for the decomposition process to complete. Depending on the size of the critter, this process can take months. Leaving a carcass under your home is risky business. Not only will the smell bother you, it will draw in other animals that feed on carrion. There are different nuisance animals out there that can cause issues, and the last thing you want is to have them snooping under your home looking for dinner. Even if you don't have the heart to slide into the darkness under your home, many wildlife companies offer this as an additional service. The fee will be nothing compared to the relief you'll have from the fetid odor. It's either hire a professional or hire the neighbor boy, though the latter might be more entertaining.

North America is no stranger to mammals such as raccoons which are found in almost each and every state. Raccoons mostly live in forests but in some cases, their search for food and sustenance makes them uninvited guests on one's property. One might see them in or around their locality in the urban area. The removal of these animals when alive and breathing is not that hard of a task. It can be as easy as keeping the garbage away and the environment clean. The access of these animals can also be denied by blocking all the small openings that lead way into the property. However, the removal of raccoons or any such mammal can be an extremely difficult and daunting task to fulfill when the animals are dead. If one finds a dead raccoon on their premises they should proceed with caution as the diseases the animal carries can cause severe complications and put the health of a person at risk. It is a well-known fact the raccoons are considered as rabid animals and have a high chance of carrying this disease with them.

Rabies can be harmful to humans. In addition, the feces of the raccoon carry roundworms that can damage the heart, liver, lungs, brains, and eyes. It is also important to mention that roundworms are resistant to disinfectants. In such a case the soil or the place where the raccoon laid dead must be burned or ensure the removal of the roundworm by pouring boiling hot water. Keeping in mind all these diseases may complicate and put one in harm's way. It is recommended to avoid any and all physical contact with the dead animal. If the need arises one must only contact professional wildlife removers to move the dead raccoon out of the locality so that it may no longer contaminate the environment and attract other predators and diseases.

Raccoons are known to have a lifespan of nearly 20 years if kept in captivity, however, the raccoons which live in the wild may have a shorter lifespan of nearly 2 to 4 years. Raccoons can die from a number of reasons which include hunting by predators such as coyotes, bobcats, etc. The raccoons which find their way into the urban area may die from the unavailability and lack of food. Another reason that causes the demise of the animals includes being run over by vehicles. The problem of removing the dead animal from the locality can be neutralized by sealing all openings present in the property. This provides the premises with safety from the wild animals and keeps the locality clear from all problems that may arise due to the presence of these animals.

Are you experiencing a terrible smell in your home? Well, there are high chances that it could be a dead and decaying animal. Even just a small decaying rat could mess around with the fresh air in your house if it's against the ceiling or drywall. However, the time taken for the smell to vanish will depend on the size of the animal. For instance, a rat may cause a stinking smell in your house for about two weeks. Therefore, the larger the decaying carcass, the more your home gets drenched with a sickening odor that could last for months.

Since large animals such raccoons, skunks, opossums, and foxes prefer denning under decks, porches, and even under your house, it's more probable to have a dead animal under your house. And if that happens, you need to find ways of getting the carcass out and getting it disposed of properly. Unlike wildlife prevention or eviction, dealing with a case of a dead animal under your house is a bit complex. Knowing the common ways used to remove animals from your home such as trapping, repellants, and eviction fluid won't work, you'll need the help of a professional wildlife removal person to find and remove the dead animal carcass from under your house.

The professional wildlife removal expert does the following:

Find out if a snare can be used to grab the animal by its neck if it seems to be near the entrance of the den. If it's much more inside and hidden, the expert will have to get inside the den and get the mess out of the den.

After that, the decaying carcass is then triple-bagged and sealed. And then, the area is cleaned with an enzyme cleaner to eliminate the smell.

After the cleaning is done, the expert will seal all the entry points to prevent other animals from getting under your house.

The process of removing a dead animal from under your house can be complicated and nauseating. But with the right equipment, chemicals, and the necessary skills needed for the task, you can take it on. Never touch the carcass with bare hands; instead, use rubber gloves. Not to mention, ensure you're in an apron and put on a mask to cover your mouth and nose.

After getting the carcass out of the hideout, you'll want to properly dispose of it. It's imperative to check with your local laws to ensure you're complying with the law when it comes to disposing of animal carcasses.

Dead animals under your house can pose a lot of danger to your family and pets. For instance, when the dead animal begins to decay, it attracts scavengers such as coyotes, vultures, and many others. When these animals gain entry into your compound, they can also prey on your pets. Besides that, the decaying body of an animal is a perfect place for bacteria, parasites, and viruses to breed. Such pathogens include fleas and mites. Additionally, the decaying carcass can spread deadly diseases to humans and other animals.

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