Animal Carcass Removal Precautions

Posted on August 6, 2017 by Animal Capture

Animal Carcass Removal Precautions

All living creatures must be respected. The basis for the respect can be religious or humanistic.  Further, societal norms enforce compliance with abuse and neglect laws. When an animal dies, according to nature, by accident or intentionally, the death is someone’s loss.

There is a particular procedure that must be followed for disposing of a dead animal or for dead wildlife removal. This may vary depending on whether you are dealing with a domestic animal or a dead wild animal.

Of course, live animal removal is preferable. Trapping is preferable when removing skunks and raccoons, which can destroy lawns. Smaller animals even nest under floor boards.  Many times, the dead animals are found within your attic, on your property, inside your walls, or under the floors.

Some companies are specially trained in dead animal removal. They note that since animals carry many diseases, precautions must be taken before one attempts animal removal.

There are risks when animal carcasses are removed. Certain precautions must be taken, such as:

  • Prevent infection by washing hands with soap and water several times.
  • Place body in a plastic bag and seal.
  • Double-bag if rabies is suspected.
  • Avoid contact with animal body fluids.
  • Avoid contact with the animal’s parasites.
  • Use insect repellent on yourself and the carcass.
  • Do not spray the body if animal poisoning is suspected, because this will contaminate laboratory results.
  • Use protective clothing and gloves.
  • Incinerate the body or bury it to avoid contaminating wildlife.
  • Bury the carcass four feet deep and place lime on top to discourage other animals.

There are specific instructions for handling dead birds because they may represent a public heath problem.  To remove a deceased animal, contact Animal Capture Wildlife Control today at (310) 551-0901.