Dead Animal Removal Saint Petersburg, FL

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Welcome to Saint Petersburg 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 727-306-1955 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 727-306-1955

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For the last ten years, our company has become the preferred solution of the public when dealing with their dead animal problem. We are a family-owned and operated business. We care genuinely about the welfare of the people and the animals, and we will be committed to providing you with a dignified and careful dead animal removal service. We understand how sensitive this matter is, and it needs to be executed appropriately to ensure that the air and water will not be contaminated. Our service will add to your family's peace of mind. We are also working closely with other service providers in the area, such as the local wildlife rescue center and veterinary office. We are a part of an organization composed of caring and highly-skilled professionals that will take care of your animal problem. When choosing us as your partner, you will never be left with a significant financial burden. Our carcass removal services are among the most affordable in the state, but we will never sacrifice cleanliness, quality, and safety. Our services are not solely driven by profit, we will authentically care for our customers' welfare, and we will treat them like they are a part of our family.

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What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or Pinellas County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Pinellas 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.

Saint Petersburg Dead Animal Tip:

Odor from Animal Feces in the Attic

There's one room in your house you don't often venture to: the attic. It's where you store all the old boxes of clothes and books. But with so much stuff crammed up there and without people entering, it's the ideal location for an animal infestation.

Head into the attic after a prolonged time, and you may notice a pungent and eye-watering smell. That's not just the animals themselves. That's their urine and feces. 

Rats and mice, squirrels, and raccoons aren't polite enough to use the toilet. If they enter an attic and make it home, they'll go to the toilet anywhere. If you're wondering what that strange musty, or nauseating smell is, it's time to check the attic. 

Risk of diseases

If animal urine and feces are present in an attic, there are also serious health risks. Whatever rodent you've had living up there, potentially deadly diseases are likely present. For rats, those include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, salmonellosis, tularemia, and leptospirosis. The latter two are also associated with squirrels. 

If you do venture into the attic after smelling an odor from animal feces, make sure to wear full protective equipment. That means masks, gloves, and maybe even eye protection. Even your skin should be covered to prevent interaction with a contaminated environment. 

Identifying animal feces

If the smell doesn't give away feces' presence, you'll need to identify the scat by eye. Most animal feces, like rats and mice, look like a small brown pellet. They're often described as raisin-sized. Meanwhile, for larger animals, like opossums and raccoons, expect larger, more human-like feces. It will also appear moisture than the drier feces of smaller rodents. 

Animal feces contains pheromones that often attract other animals; for instance, rodent feces attract snakes looking for an easy meal. So, be careful when moving through a soiled location.

What to do if you smell animal feces in the attic?

Noticed a smell of animal feces that won't go away? Investigated the attic only to find droppings littering the room? 

You've had an infestation. The first thing to remember is that they could still be there. Before you can even think about cleaning up the mess and dealing with the smell, you'll need to handle any living pests. You should lay down traps, such as snap traps or electric shock traps. Cage traps are also another option.

If you don't want to handle the infestation alone, call your local pest control company, and they'll be able to solve your problem. They'll also prevent any future rat infestation. When entering a highly contaminated environment, you'll want to wear a full head-to-toe suit. This guarantees no infections will occur.

Then, once the rodents have been dealt with, you can start by vacuuming the small droppings. Any larger dropping or those embedded in the insulation will need to be hand collected. If a piece of insulation or property has been soiled, you will need to remove and replace it. 

When you've removed every last remnant of the animals, including the feces, you can thoroughly clean using an antimicrobial spray. It will kill any bacteria or fungus growing. 

Finally, you can apply deodorizers to the room. They will help the smell spreading to the rest of the house. You don't have to rely on store-bought chemicals; home-made deodorizers can be equally effective. These include baking soda solutions, charcoal briquettes, and cat litter. Being porous, they absorb the smell, slowly helping it to fade.

Call a professional

If in any doubt, call a professional. They'll have experience dealing with a rodent infestation as well as handling the aftermath. Cleaning up the devastation and tackling the dreadful odor can be disheartening. However, with the right equipment, you can guarantee a clean and hygienic environment that smells significantly better. 

After all, not everyone has the stomach for handling feces and scrubbing out urine. 

You also want to find and seal any existing holes, so no animals can ever enter your attic again. Otherwise, in a few weeks or months, you'll be facing the exact same situation.

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