Do You Have a Dead Animal on Your Property?

Not all animals that we encounter are alive. In many situations, we are called to remove dead ones. Living in Ohio? You are no different than those living across the country.

Skunks die under concrete slabs, squirrels & mice in walls, animals in attics, basements, crawl spaces, and window wells.

And let’s not forget the wild animals that simply die in our backyards.

Steps To Finding a Dead Animal

Finding a dead animal may not be as easy as one may think. As wild animals find their way into homes and attics when alive and well when they are dying, they most often choose to go to a smaller and more secluded area. Below we list a few ways to find them.

  • Search the common areas where they would be, such as inside walls, crawl spaces, attics, chimneys, and basements.
  • Use your sense of smell. Once the wild animal dies, their body will begin to give off a foul odor as their organs deteriorate.
  • Watch out for stains. As an animal dies, they release their feces and urine. As floors absorb this, they will change color.
  • Do you see an unusual amount of bugs? Insects, especially flies, are attracted to dead animals.

Dead Animal Removal and Disposal

Removing a dead animal is a tedious task and should always be handled by a professional specializing in dead animal removal. They will be able to remove the animal from all areas, including the hard to reach spaces.

When removing and disposing of, it must be handled with care and with the proper protection.

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Get Help, Stay Safe, Sanitize

In all scenarios, The Critter Detective will safely dispose of the animal carcass and sanitize the area to kill any bacteria and germs left behind.


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