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Welcome to Pittsburgh 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 412-357-5354 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 412-357-5354
Removal of the dead animal can be a nasty and dangerous job. When you have this problem, call us, and we will take care of it swiftly and safely. We can deliver emergency and same-day appointments for those smelly and tricky situations. We can provide a free inspection and determine all the necessary information to devise a personalized solution for your woes. We understand how different your problem is that it also requires a unique solution. Understand that the logistics that come with the removal and disposal can be challenging for those who lack the experience and expertise. Therefore, you can rely on the discreet and professional dead animal removal service of our company. We will assign a specialist that can address the needs of both residential and business owners. Our goal is to get to your location and provide you with the services you need in a timely manner. We will provide you with a written guarantee and warranty. If you have any questions regarding our service, our customer service hotline is a phone call away. Our team of well-trained technicians will not only remove the animal and the scent, but they will also determine the animal's point of entry. We will ensure that you will not have to suffer from another expired animal problem in the near future.
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 Allegheny County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Allegheny 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.
Pittsburgh Dead Animal Tip: Why Do Opossums Die Under Houses? How to Remove.
Crawl Spaces are one the most common places to find opossums. Why? Because they provide female opossums with the perfect place to raise their babies (also called joeys). Over the past few decades, an ever-increasing number of opossums have actively sought out under houses to build their nests. But unfortunately, they sometimes die there. For most homeowners, the putrid smell is usually the first indication they notice of their opossum infestation problem. But why do opossums die under houses, and how do you deal with the carcass?
Why Opossums Die Under Houses
Here are some of the common reasons opossums die under houses:
Opossums carry diseases such as leptospirosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, coccidiosis, and toxoplasmosis, among many others. Sickness in opossums weakens their immune systems, which makes them vulnerable to death. A dying opossum will retreat to its nest under your house, where it will eventually die.
In the wild, predators of opossums include red foxes, owls, and hawks. Near human settlements, opossums might get into fights with dogs and cats. Opossums protect themselves from predators by playing dead since most predators do not eat dead animals. However, an opossum will fight when it feels threatened, but it will succumb to death if the predator is stronger.
Most people do not make use of poisons to deal with an opossum infestation problem. However, opossums may be victims of unintended poisoning. This occurs when they consume bait that was placed for other animals like rats or mice. Poison leads to paralysis and eventually death. A poisoned opossum will retreat to its nest, where it will die a slow and painful death.
It should be noted that this rarely occurs. Homeowners are sometimes too quick to seal up entry holes to their crawlspaces without verifying the presence of wildlife underneath. Since opossums are adept diggers, they can find or make another way out. However, in some cases, they might be unable to dig out, especially if the yard is concreted. In such instances, the opossum will die of exhaustion and starvation.
How to Remove a Dead Opossum
Here are the steps to removing a dead opossum:
Identify the location of the carcass
The foul smell is the strongest clue towards finding the carcass. Follow the scent to where it is the strongest. While opossums commonly reside under the house, you might find the dead body in wall cavities, ventilation ducts, or even in your attic.
Remove the carcass
Before you remove the carcass, ensure that you wear gloves and protective clothing. This will help prevent direct contact with the bodily fluids of the carcass, which is a breeding ground for several diseases.
If you’re lucky, the carcass should be in an easily accessible position. Otherwise, it might be stuck in the wall or confined space in the attic. If it is in the wall, you’ll need to cut the wall to get it out. If you’re going to get the carcass from a confined space, ensure that you wear a breathing mask.
Once you find the opossum, pick it up and place it in a plastic garbage bag. Also, put all the remnants like droppings, nesting materials, and more in the plastic bag as well. Seal the plastic bag properly and place it in a box.
There are several disposal options. Some of which include burying, burning, and incineration. Make sure you check with your local wildlife authority so you can know the approved disposal method of opossum carcasses in your district.
Decontamination and repairs
Once you’ve gotten rid of the dead opossum, use an enzyme-based cleaner to disinfect the contaminated space. This will help kill all biohazards. While opossums are non-aggressive and non-destructive by nature, they are carriers of lots of diseases. That’s why you do not want them under your house. The dead opossum under your house must have gotten there somehow. Ensure that you locate the entry holes and seal them up so that new wildlife cannot gain access to your crawl spaces.
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