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Dead Animals

Dead Animal Removal Services

Death is common part in one’s life. It happens in every house, we don’t were the rats die, in the yard, on the driveway, in the garden, on the roof and where not. The first thing to keep in mind is, the animal should be examined for signs of sickness and properly removed or disposed. If left unremoved, the decay process will begin, complete with an infestation of maggots, and the stench will be unpleasant and sometimes it may infect. There are certain cases in which some homeowners has abandoned their homes due to bad odor.

It is very difficult to find a dead animal in an attic, especially if it’s a rat that has died underneath insulation. We use to sniff like a bloodhound and track the dead animals and later drill “sniff holes” in the walls between studs to narrow down the spot, and cut a hole to remove the carcass. It’s not a pleasant job. We can’t wear respiratory mask as we can’t sense the odor of the dead animal. Then, we crawl under a house to get the dead rat.

In nut shell, the following steps are undertaken to catch the animal

  1. Sniff around inside the home
  2. Enter the attic
  3. Sweep back and forth
  4. Excavate
  5. Bag carcass
  6. Spray the area
  7. Dispose the carcass
  8. Open the windows
  9. Dead animals causes and spreads


It is easy to spread disease like rabies through rabies virus. The rabies virus is not the only concern. The CDC will investigate the mass deaths of many animals in order to determine if they present a risk to public health. Death by Trauma: A dead animal on water may spread harmful bacteria to the water supply system. When an animal is died by trauma the chances of it becoming a health threat are significantly less, but it is not without its risks.