Leave the Process of Removal, Cleanup, Disinfection, and Disposal to the Professionals
All good things must come to an end… including animals. You hope they don’t meet their demise in your yard, attic, walls, basement, shed, or garage. That is an awful experience no one wants. The Removal of a dead animal presents a whole host of problems that are unpleasant for the homeowner.
The horrible stench of death, stains, disease, contamination, and pest infestation invade your senses when a dead animal is found in the yard. Enlisting the help of a professional may be in order in the unfortunate event.
What is a homeowner to do?
Identifying the Problem:
First things first, let’s get to assessing the damages. Ask yourself these four questions…
- Can you see the animal, or is it lodged in an unreachable location?
- Is it a large animal or small?
- How long has the animal been dead?
- What are the threats associated with the dead animal?
These are all excellent questions to ask when determining the level of help you will need.
If the animal is in a place you cannot reach, it is best to call a professional wildlife removal company. Often, an overzealous mouse or rat will get stuck between rafters or in walls and crawl spaces, making it difficult to retrieve.
Likewise, if the animal is too large for you to pick up with an old towel and some gloves, you may need to get help from a pro.
Then, determining the length of time the animal has been dead will let you know the level of care you will need to take when investigating. Most property owners find the carcass in the first stages when the body is bloated. If the animal has gone further in deterioration, the bodily fluids can leak out and contaminate the area and leave stains. And, if the other animals and insects that feed on the decaying flesh find it before the homeowner does, that’s a big problem.
Disease and Other Problems
Vultures, crows, and insects like flies and worms feed off the carcasses of dead animals. Flies will hatch their eggs in the decay. Who knows if the animal had rabies or worms? Some birds can even transmit the West Nile Virus.
Humans who encounter these insects can contract diseases, parasites, and infection from the dead carcass and the insects and animals who feed on it. If the animal is left to decay on its own, the result can not only contaminate the ground it lies on but the water sources under the ground.
There is almost no way to stop a wild animal from dying in your back yard. When an expiring animal know their time is up, they will seek a quiet, dark, hidden, and removed place to take their final rest.
However, you can take measures to keep the animal from expiring in your home. Sealing up cracks in walls, vents, attic, basement, and garage entries is an excellent way to eliminate the house’s breach. If the homeowner adds wire mesh to vent openings and chimneys, it will remove one more entry place. Lids that can be closed securely help keep critters out of trash cans. Removing yard debris takes away hiding spots. And trimming trees so they do not touch the roofline keeps them from getting to the attic.
Like Covenant Wildlife, a wildlife company will identify those breach points and determine the best way to seal them up.
You know the horrendous smell and the diseases and problems a decaying animal can create. Not to mention the stains, insects, and again… that terrible odor.
When an animal is discovered in the yard or the home, it is best to call a wildlife removal company to handle the carcass and dispose of it safely. After the professional removes the body, the cleanup process can begin.
After proper removal of the animal, a disinfectant is applied to the cleaned-up location. Then the technicians spray special deodorizers designed specifically for that particular odor.
Allowing a professional with the right tools to safely and legally dispose of the dead animal carcass is the way to go.
Covenant Wildlife Removal is the solution to your decaying animal problems and more. If you locate an animal’s dead body or identify a stench coming from who knows where let Covenant come out and save they day… and your nose!