Ann Arbor Carcass & Dead Animal Cleanup

Dead animals leave a horrendous smell in your home, but decayed animal carcasses can lead to many other problems such as insect infestations, health hazards, and diseases. Dead animals can be found anywhere in your home--they might be in the attic, ceiling, walls, or crawlspace. To find a dead animal in your home, the best method is to follow your nose.

If you think the animal has died in the wall, calling the professionals is the best bet as you do not want to be cutting multiple holes in the drywall looking for the animal. If you're struggling with dead wildlife removal, give our office a call! Critter Control has special deodorizers, neutralizers, and air purifiers to help with the smell, and we will get the dead in the house out quickly. 

What health hazards do dead animals cause in your home?

Deceased and decayed animals can be a health hazard to your family. Hantavirus, E. Coli, and salmonella are just a few of the common diseases that can be spread. In addition to the health hazards that dead animals leave behind, they also leave a horrid odor. 

The odor may contaminate the drywall or insulation, which can be costly to repair if it is not tackled right away. 

If your family pets have found the dead animal in the house, the diseases could be transmitted to them, or they could come into contact with the bugs that are on the dead animal. Kids may also find the dead animal, which is dangerous to their health. The safest option is to call our team of professionals to remove the dead animal as soon as you suspect you have the problem. 

What animals commonly die in Ann Arbor homes?

Because Ann Arbor faces cold winters, it's common for many animals to live out the snowy days in your attic, basement, walls, or crawlspace. Common animals that may die in your home include mice, rats, bats, raccoons, and birds. The larger the animal that dies in your home, the more odor it will cause! However, even small animals can attract bugs and diseases into your house, which is why it's important to remove any dead animal in the house as quickly as possible. 

How do you know if there's a dead animal in your home?

The first sign there's likely a dead animal in your home is the odor. You will probably smell the deceased animal in your walls, vent, or attic. You may also come across a dead animal somewhere in your home. It's important to remember that dead animals spread diseases, so be very cautious when handling them. Your best bet is to leave the removal up to the professionals at Critter Control of Ann Arbor, as we will remove the dead animal in the house, and also take care of the dead animal smell removal.

If you do not have the dead animal removed, it will decompose where it sits. The animal will continue to smell until it is completely decomposed. The time it takes for the decomposition will depend on the size of the animal. To avoid living with the smell for weeks, call Critter Control for dead wildlife removal. 

Dead Animal Smell Removal

One of the struggles that come with having a dead animal in the house is the odor. If you’re wondering how to deodorize your house from a dead animal, Critter Control can help. When we deodorize your home, we start by removing the dead animal. Then, we remove any lingering fluids from the deceased body.

We will then disinfect the area to remove any bacteria and bugs and repair any soiled area around the dead animal. This is especially important if you have a dead animal odor in the wall because the drywall and insulation will need to be replaced if they are soiled.

Our goal is to get your home looking and smelling back to normal as quickly as possible! Keep your family safe by tackling the dead wildlife removal as soon as you suspect the problem is there. 

If you have dead animals in your Ann Arbor home, our experts can help. Call Critter Control of Ann Arbor today for more information on dead wildlife removal. 734.449.5858