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Welcome to Richmond 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 510-900-3958 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
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Dealing with the carcass of an animal can be a very unpleasant situation. It is not for the faint-hearted and may cause emotional distress. Besides, it is hazardous to your health. Therefore, it would be best to leave it at the hands of the professionals like us. What makes us different from the rest of the company would be our one-stop-shop service. You don't have to look for another contractor to complete a job related to the dead animal. We will remove, dispose of, sanitize, decontaminate, deodorize, repair, and implement preventive measures. In our ten years of operation, we have experienced eliminating all sorts of dead animals, from rodents, raccoons, birds, bats, foxes, and deer to house pets like cats and dogs. We hold a biohazard clearance that ensures our clients that we will correctly handle their problems. Unless the animal can be found in plain sight, homeowners may not be aware of their situation until the body enters a more advanced state of decomposition. By then, the job will be more difficult and trickier. You can rely on us to perform hygienic and safe removal of the carcass. We will use safety equipment and the latest tools when dealing with your problem.
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 Contra Costa County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Contra Costa 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.
Richmond Dead Animal Tip: Why Do Rats Die Inside Houses or Attics? How to Remove.
Imagine you’re about to sleep, only to start hearing squeaking sounds from the attic, or maybe you feel something zoom past the floor near you. These are tell-tale signs of a rat infestation. Because of our hatred for rats, most people’s knee-jerk reaction will be to use poison or any other method to kill it. Even if you do nothing, sooner or later, you’d have to deal with dead rats as they die for many other reasons. In this article, we explore why rats die inside houses and how to remove them.
Why Rats Die Inside Houses or Attics
Here are some of the most common reasons rats die inside houses or attics:
Poisoning and Lethal Traps
The use of poison and lethal traps are the most common methods people use for rat control. When using poison, the poison is put in an attractive bait like peanut butter to lure the rat. Once the rat consumes the bait, the poison gets to work and it damages the internal organs of the rats, leading to internal bleeding. The rat naturally retreats to a secluded part of your house or attic to rest, but it will eventually meet its demise there. The use of poison is highly inhumane and should be avoided at all costs. Snap traps, on the other hand, are a preferred method of killing rats. Once the rat picks up the bait from the trap, the trap uses a snap mechanism to deliver a crushing blow to the rat, which instantly kills it under normal circumstances.
Injury and Sickness
Rats also get injured for several reasons, ranging from getting involved in fights or accidents. Rats also carry diseases like tapeworms, salmonella, and rat-bite fever, among many others. These diseases can lead to the demise of the rat.
Strange as it might sound, rats do take care of their young ones till they come of age. If the parent dies for whatever reason during this period, the vulnerable pups are left without parental care. This may lead to their death.
How to Remove Dead Rats
Aside from the foul odor they produce, dead rats are also an active breeding ground for germs and bacteria that are potentially harmful to humans and pets. That’s why you need to get rid of the carcass ASAP. Here’s how to go about it:
Follow the smell
Follow the smell to where it’s most concentrated - that’s where the rat is. If you used a snap trap, the rat will be at the location of the trap.
Ensure that you put on a pair of rubber gloves before you pick up the rat to avoid direct contact with bodily fluids.
Spray the dead rat and the surrounding area with a disinfectant or a bleach/water solution.
Put the carcass and rat-soiled objects in a bag
Place the rat in a plastic bag. Also, put the remnant materials, including feces and nesting materials in the bag. You might also put the used trap there. Ensure that you appropriately seal up the bag once you’re done. Doing so prevents the spread of bacteria, germs, or viruses that the rat might be carrying.
In most cities, you are allowed to throw away dead rats with your normal trash. Once you’ve thrown it away, ensure that you wash your hands with soap and water. You should also spray disinfectant on them. The used gloves should also be thrown away.
Rats are very destructive creatures that can wreak a lot of havoc. In the attic, rats will chew on wood, pipes, and other structures to keep the length of their incisors down. They will also rip off insulation and wires to build their nest. All these damages weaken the structural integrity of your home and expose your house to several hazards. That’s why you need to make the necessary repairs. But more importantly, you need to identify the source of the infestation problem and seal all entry holes, so the same problem doesn’t reoccur.
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