The odor alone of a dead wildlife critter inside your home is very unpleasant. Beyond simply odor lies the many secondary issues the dead animal can cause, including insects, stains, and serious illnesses—all of which can linger far longer than when the carcass itself is removed. Critter Control of Cape Cod will get rid of the dead animal and any additional issues that come with it. Call our office today or reach us online for dead animal removal!


Where is the Dead Animal in my Home?

Oftentimes, a homeowner doesn't know they have a dead animal inside their home if it has not started to smell yet. In many instances, the animal carcass is inside a wall, attic corner, or crawl space. Many animals go to a different location than that of their nest to die, and in some cases, you may discover dead animals inside areas like chimneys that they got into accidentally and were unable to escape from.

If you do find a dead animal in or around your home, it can be easily fixed with the right tools. Once the animal is properly disposed of, with the proper disinfectants and deodorizers your home will be back to normal in no time. 

How do you find a dead animal in your home?

When you first get a whiff of a strange odor in your home, you may be wondering how to find a dead animal in your home. The best way to locate a dead animal is to follow your nose. The stronger the smell, the closer you are to your animal. The animal could be in the ceiling, behind the drywall in your walls, in the vents, or up in the attic. 

 If you suspect the animal you're smelling died behind the drywall, we recommend calling the professionals at Critter Control of Cape Cod. It will be frustrating to cut into your wall to find out you cut the wrong spot. When Critter Control of Cape Cod removed a dead animal from behind your drywall, we will sanitize and deodorize the area, then patch the drywall to get your home back to new. 

How Do I Get Rid of Dead Animals?

The team at Critter Control of Cape Cod is trained professionally and has several years of success in removing dead animals. If you're wondering how to remove a dead animal from your home, we are here to help! We are thorough in our dead animal removal and cleanup. The first step is to remove the dead animal from the area. If the animal is behind the drywall, we will cut open the drywall and remove the animal. Then, we will sanitize the area and deodorize the space. After the space is clean and deodorized, we will repair any damage that was caused because of the animal. 

One of the biggest reasons to have a professional remove dead animals from your home is the health and safety of your family and pets. When an animal dies in your home, secondary insects like beetles, worms, flies, and more will eat these dead animals. Because these bugs now have a food source, they will create a secondary problem in your home. Dead animals are also hazardous for household pets who are curious and will want to investigate. They may be carrying diseases or fleas that could be passed on to your furry friend. 

Common diseases spread by dead animals include Hantavirus, E. Coli, and Salmonella. Keep your family safe--when you're searching for who to call for dead animal removal, look no further than Critter Control of Cape Cod. 508.690.0076

How Do I Get Rid of the Smell of Dead Animals?

Dead animal smell removal can be tricky if the animal has been sitting for a long time. Heavy-duty, professional odor removal methods and equipment may be necessary. DIY methods of getting rid of dead animal smell likely will not be strong enough, especially if the animal has been rotting in your home for a long period of time, or if there are several wildlife carcasses. The length of time dead animal odor lasts depends on a few factors. 

Different animal bodies will decompose at different rates. The larger the animal, the longer the animal will take to decompose. If the animal died and any fluids leaked onto your drywall, the odor will stay until that is removed as well as the body. Fluids from dead animals can leak into your insulation and drywall, which makes the odor last longer. Professional dead animal smell removal will be important if you have odors in your insulation or drywall. 

Even the smallest animals like mice can still leave an odor for weeks, but the good news is that you don't have to live with it. The team at Critter Control of Cape Cod will quickly remove the animal to get your home back to normal. When you're looking for who to call for dead animal removal, contact our team of professionals. 508.690.0076

Are dead animals in your home dangerous?

Dead animals in your Cape Cod home are dangerous to the health of you, your family, and your pets. Dead animals carry diseases, are a feast that attracts bugs, and can hurt your pet if they decide to pick the animal up in their mouth. If you suspect there's a dead animal in your Cape Cod home, call the professionals at Critter Control of Cape Cod to have it removed right away. 

How do you prevent animals from dying in your home?

The simplest way to get rid of dead animals in your Cape Cod home is to make sure animals stay out of your home to begin with. Critter Control of Cape Cod has experts that know the best tricks for preventing wildlife from getting inside. 

If you have a deceased animal in your Cape Cod home or you're looking to prevent the issue from ever happening, we are here to help. When you're searching for how to remove a dead animal in your home, don't stress about all the steps that it takes to keep your family safe. Call Critter Control of Cape Cod today for dead animal removal to get your home safe and smelling back to normal! 508.690.0076