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Welcome to Birmingham Dead Animal Removal! Got a terrible smell in your house, or do you see a dead critter on your property? We are an animal control company specializing in the removal of dead animals from your home, attic, basement, walls, yard, or any part of your property. You clearly don't want a dead animal in your house. Carcasses attract flies and give off terrible smells, not to mention the potential diseases rotting flesh can cause. Whenever we remove dead animals, we use 100% safe methods and make sure to disinfect your home and get rid of all traces of odor. Click here for Free Roadkill Removal and click here for Dead Pet Body Removal. For deceased wild animals in your home or property, call us anytime at 205-304-0661 to schedule an appointment for today! We come out fast! Some of the services we offer include:
- Dead Animal Removal
- Foul Odor Diagnosis
- Full Property Inspections
- House Damage Repairs
- Dead Body Location Services
- Proper Carcass Disposal
- Cleanup & Decontamination Services
- Deodorization Services
CALL US ANYTIME AT 205-304-0661
It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night you call Birmingham Dead Animal, we’ll always have a friendly operative ready to answer the phone, as well as a highly-trained technician to help resolve your problem in as quick a time as possible. We know that having wildlife intruders is not a pleasant experience, nor a stress-free one, but that’s why we’ve made it our aim to make the process as quick and as simple as possible. It starts with an inspection that locates not just live and dead animals on the property, but also pinpoints other areas of concern, such as entry points, latrines, or nesting materials. Once we have a full overview of the problem, we then come up with a plan to resolve it. This includes locating and then removing any live or dead animals, as well as disposing of them, releasing them, or euthanizing them (humanely) afterwards. The previously contaminated area will then be sanitised and decontaminated, with full restoration. If we need to cut out drywall to retrieve dead animals behind it, for example, we will also put the damage right, fully repaired, as good as new. All work comes with a full guarantee, and is completed to a professional standard.
What Prices Do We Charge?
Learn about dead animal removal costs - each situation is different!
What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or Jefferson County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Jefferson County Dead Animal Removal services. What if a farm animal like a horse, or your beloved pet dog or pet cat has died and you need the body taken away? Click here for Dead Pet Body Removal.
We are experts in dead animal removal, and take our job seriously. When removing dead animals, we do a COMPLETE job — not only do we remove the dead animal from your home or yard, we also decontaminate the area, deodorize it, and dispose of the animal or cremate it. If you aren't sure whether the stench in your house is due to a rotting carcass or another reason, we can sniff it out with our noses from our years of experience. We remove dead raccoons, dead opossums, dead skunks, dead squirrels, dead birds, even dead dogs and cats. We frequently remove dead rodents from inside walls, because poison kills rats and mice, who die in your house. We completely solve your dead animal problem by taking these steps:
- Sniff out the dead animal if it is somewhere in your home
- When necessary, for example if the animal is in a wall or under your house, cut a hole to remove the animal
- Remove the dead animal, safely and completely (and seal the hole if needed)
- Finish the job by decontaminating and deodorizing your home
- Properly dispose of the dead animal through incineration or other means
- Prevent it from happening again by finding out how they got in your house
Dead animal carcass removal is specialty work. Sometimes the job is simple, such as a dead opossum in the yard, in which case we can simply wear our gloves and respirator mask, bag the carcass, and take it away for incineration. Sometimes this is more complex, such as when the dead animal is under a home crawlspace, under a porch or deck or shed. Or if the animal is larger, such as a dog or a deer. The most complex cases are dead animals inside the house. The animal may have died inside the attic, or down in the walls, or the duct work, or any other part of the architecture. You may have a bad smell in your home, and you're not even sure what's causing it. We've removed not just dead animals, but rotting food, bad mold, etc. We specialize in locating the source of the smell, and we very commonly cut a hole in the ceiling or wall to remove the animal. We remove every bit of the carcass, mop up the juices, vacuum the maggots, spray it and wipe it down with disinfectant, cleaner, and we repair the hole we cut. In some cases we use ozone machines to neutralize odor.
Birmingham Dead Animal Tip: Why Do Rats Die Inside Houses or Attics? How to Remove.
In the wild, rats are food for various predators: owls, foxes, snakes, even the odd housecat. But deep inside your house – in their nests – rats are safe and sound. Why would they ever leave? That often means the rats that live in your home often die there too. After all, the lifespan of a rat is measured in months, not years. However, there is another common reason that rats will die inside your homes. And it’s one you can do something about.
It might be your first thought when you discover you’ve got a rat in your home. You want to get rid of them as soon as possible. But hold up. Rat poisoning can often be counterproductive. Contrary to popular belief, rat poison is not instantaneous. It causes a protracted and painful death. There’s also another myth that poisoned rats search for water, thereby vacating your property. Once again, this isn’t true. Instead, a poisoned rat will head back to their nests for comfort and security. By doing so, they make it harder for you to find them and remove them. If you have a significant infestation, that can mean many dead rats decomposing in the same spot. Poisoning is also inhumane, being an agonizing mode of death. In contrast, snap traps or electric shock traps deliver instantaneous death and prevent the rat from venturing back into your house. Moreover, there’s no risk of small children or pets eating the poison and becoming severely unwell.
How to remove a dead rat from your property
If a rat or several has died on your property, you’re unlikely to know at first. If you’re lucky, they might die in a prominent location, making removal easy. However, chances are the dead rat is somewhere hidden inside. In that case, the first sign you are likely to notice is the smell. Decomposing rats have a truly awful smell, which will gradually become worse over a series of days. Other tell-tale signs include staining or discoloration of walls and ceilings. These signs can indicate dead rat(s) in the attic or worryingly inside the walls. Once you’ve noted the smell, hunt high and low for the location. Behind or beneath furniture, attics, crawlspaces, wall cavities, and air conditioning ducts are all potential locations. Use the strength of the smell to guide you to the carcass. However, you might also notice a high quantity of flies: indicative of a decaying body. If you suspect the rat is behind the wall, carefully move along the wall until you find the location where the smell is most pungent. In a worst-case scenario, you’ll need to cut a hole in the wall to remove the rat body. However, try to remove it from the attic first.
Disposing of the carcass
Now that you’ve located the carcass, it’s time for disposal. Ensure you are wearing adequate protective equipment, including thick rubber gloves, and place the rat carcass into a heavy-duty plastic bag. Seal the bag securely and remove it from your home. Next, thoroughly clean the affected area using powerful disinfectants and enzyme-based cleaners. You’ll also want to remove any maggot bodies or flies from the area. Once again, be careful not to come into contact with any tissue. Rats are known to carry disease, in addition to those found in decaying bodies. Finally, you can contact the relevant authorities to determine the proper procedure for disposing of animal carcasses. In rural areas, burial or burning are potential solutions. However, in more densely packed urban environments, that may not be a suitable option. If you only have one rat carcass, you may even be able to dispose of it in the trash. However, ensure the carcass is extremely securely contained to prevent attracting scavengers. Otherwise, follow the advice you are given. On the other hand, pest control experts are always available for the removal of carcasses from properties. They will also be able to advise on preventing future rat infestations, including sealing any access points. Rather than cutting a hole in your wall or handling a potentially diseased carcass, let a professional with the appropriate equipment and experience handle the job.
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