Smells from dead animals could drive you out of the house. And the residue left by a dead animal could be hazardous to your health. If you hear or see signs of a live animal in the house, contact Animal
Capture Wildlife Control to remove it before it dies. Additional hazards after an animal dies include maggots, flies, and other bugs that could be carrying disease, including any disease the animal itself might be carrying.
Get Rid of the Smell
If the animal is already dead and you can find it, dispose of it according to your local laws and regulations. Be sure to use gloves when touching the animal or any fur, blood, feces, or other matter it left behind. There’s no way to tell if the animal has a disease or worms. With rubber gloves, clean up any solid matter the animal left behind.
Clean the area with enzymatic cleaners. In a pinch, you could also use vinegar. If the area isn’t going to be discolored by bleach, you may also use bleach. Now that you’ve removed the source of the odor, it will be easier to get rid of the odor. Hang Earth Care Odor Remover Bags or use a spray scent-destroyer such as Febreze in the air. If the area is in a room with windows, open the windows to help the smell dissipate.
When You Can’t Find the Source
Sometimes an animal dies in the walls of the house where you won’t be able to get at it without doing a lot of damage. It may take weeks or months, depending on the size of the animal, for the odor to dissipate. In this case, hang Earth Care Odor Remover Bags in the area. Drill a hole in the wall and spray BAC-AZAP or another foam scent-destroyer into the wall where the odor seems to be the strongest. You could also use an automatic aerosol dispenser to automatically disperse air freshener every 15 minutes.
Contact Animal Capture Wildlife Control
We may be able to locate and remove a dead animal that you cannot find, even if it’s in the walls of your home. Contact Animal Capture Wildlife Control for dead animal odor removal and dead animal removal if you are having trouble removing the animal and odor, or if you believe you have live animals, such as a raccoon or mice, in your home.