Dead animal odor can be caused by a number of different factors. The odor given off by dead animal putrefication can be horrible to endure in your home. These different factors vary the cause and how long you will smell dead animal odors, and will include:
Size of the animal – Larger animals will smell longer and stronger, as there will be more decay of the animal.
Location of the animal – This can play a vital role in the strength of the odor, from exterior dead animals in close proximity to your home, to dead animals in your attic, crawlspace or wall.
Other decaying matter – Not only will you have odor from a dead animal, but often you will have strong odors from feces, urine, nesting, or the animal itself.
Species of dead animal – Different animals will have a distinct smell. Often times walking into a clients home, detection of the problem animal can be determined by simply smelling the air.
Stage of decomposition – There are 5 different stages of decomposition to describe animal decay. These include fresh, bloat, active, advanced, and dry decay.
Exposure to the elements – Dead animal carcasses exposed to air or water will decompose at a quicker rate than a dead animal in a confined space with limited ventilation like a attic or crawlspace.
Access by scavengers and insects – This will greatly effect the rate at which a dead animal will decompose if accessibility by flies or other insects.
How To Get Rid Of Dead Animal Odor
Dead animal odor removal can be a challenging task, but success can be obtained if you remove the source of the odor, the dead animal. What makes this challenging is very rarely, the dead animal will be located in a easily accessible area. Often times odors can linger in limited ventilated areas like attics, walls, and under homes. Prompt action will be required in removing the source, to effectively remove the odor.
How To Get Rid Of Dead Animals
Animals living in the attic or crawlspace of your home or building can unfortunately die, leaving a stench oof odor until the animal is removed. Common dead animal calls we receive include:
Dead mice or rats in walls.
Dead raccoon in attic.
Dead squirrel in attic.
Dead skunk under home.
Dead opossum in crawlspace.
Dead deer in yard.
Dead animal smell in home
Regardless of where a dead animal is located around your home, if the animal has died in your home, finding the animal usually takes a professional. Dead animals will often die in walls, or tight, confined areas, making access difficult without proper tools and equipment. Professional dead animal removal services by BDS Pest Controloffer 24/7 immediate service for fast and effective dead animal removal. Call us today for immediate assistance.
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removal calls we receive includes:
Dead animal in the attic.
Dead animal under the home.
Dead animal in the garden.
Dead animal smell in home.
Dead animal in the pool.
Dead animal caught in the fence.
Dead animal under the decking.
Dead animal in the air con.
Dead animal in the insulation.
Dead animal, and the presence of flies.
Dead animal, and the presence of maggots.
Dead animal in the wall.
Getting rid of dead animal smell.
Finding a dead animal in the home.
Dead animal in the chimney.
Report a dead or injured animal
What you need to do depends on the type of animal, and whether you were involved in an accident with it.
Report a car accident with an animal
You must stop and report the accident to the police if you hit any:
cattle, eg cows
You must do this as quickly as you can, whether the animal is killed or not.
Report a dead animal to your local council
You can report any dead animals you find on the road to the local council.
This includes wild animals like badgers and foxes, as well as domestic pets such as cats and dogs.