Dead Animal Removal Tacoma, WA

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Welcome to Tacoma 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 253-235-0648 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

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Sometimes, wildlife problems can be a smelly situation, especially if you are dealing with an expired animal. We can experience this scenario, mostly because we haven't done anything to prevent it from occurring. A lot of homeowners will use poison when dealing with their rodent issue. Unfortunately, most of the time, these rodents will die in the inconspicuous area of our house, making it difficult to locate them. We have been finding and removing dead animals for more than ten years. Our people have been trained to use the latest methodologies and tools necessary to extract the deceased creature. We know how dead animal removal can be a messy and dangerous job. After our service, you will not see a trace of the dead animal. Whether you have a dead rodent in your wall or a deceased skunk under your shed, our people will be very persistent in ensuring that the body will be retrieved. You should also not hesitate to call us any time of the year. Our lines are open even during off business hours. We can also deliver our service on national holidays and weekends. We know how pressing your situation is, so we will provide you same-day work or emergency service.

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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 Pierce County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Pierce 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.

Tacoma Dead Animal Tip:

What to do if you have a dead animal in the chimney

The odor coming from the fireplace is probably the first sign that a dead animal is in the chimney. Wildlife pests frequent chimneys, and they could die from natural causes or any other reason afterward. In this article, we highlight what homeowners should do about a dead animal in the chimney. 

How animals die in chimneys

Smaller wildlife pests commonly infest chimneys. Pests like raccoons, squirrels, and mice can enter chimneys and get stuck there. The design of chimneys in modern properties makes it difficult for the critters to leave after they enter chimneys. The critters could then die there. 

Critters that commonly enter chimneys do so because they consider it a safe, sheltered space. Such critters also like hidden places. 

Removing dead animals from chimneys

It is easy to tell when a dead animal is in a chimney. The bad odor will give away the presence of the dead critters. When the smell begins to come from the fireplace, work towards removing the carcass as soon as possible. 

Dead animals in the chimney are hazardous. They can be sources of infectious agents and spread serious diseases. The carcasses can carry the infectious agents themselves. They can also attract other pests that will compound the situation and create more hazards. 

So, apart from the horrible smell, the diseases they could spread are another reason to get rid of the carcass as soon as possible. 

Carcasses in chimneys can be removed in two major ways, depending on the location. If the carcass is located close to the bottom of the chimney, it could be easily accessed through the damper. In this case, simply open the damper and search for the carcass with a flashlight. If the carcass is located higher up, it should be removed from the top with a chimney hook and rod.

If the carcass is located in a more complicated location that is not easily accessible from the top or bottom of the fireplace, professional services would be better suited to complete the job.

It is important to wear protective clothing when removing dead animals in chimneys. Remember, they could spread serious diseases. 

Disposing of carcasses from chimneys

After removing the carcass, dispose of it efficiently. After picking up the carcass, put it in a plastic bag. You can dispose of the carcasses by burning or burying them. Find out what the laws in your area allow. Ensure that the disposal method is legal, safe, and efficient. 

It is important that you follow the laws in your area when disposing of carcasses. This is because they are hazardous materials. 

One of the basic rules surrounding the disposal of carcasses is that they should not be disposed of close to water sources. They should be disposed of at least 100 feet away from water sources. We should also mention that you shouldn't burn the carcasses without getting the required permission. 

We should also mention that, along with removing the critters and disposing of them, disinfecting the area is essential. Disinfection helps to restore the property to its original state and remove all forms of hazardous materials.

Applying deodorizing agents will also help the area to get back to its initial state. Deodorizing agents include commonly available materials that remove the dead animal odor. These materials include cola and cornstarch. 

Keeping critters out of chimneys

Animals die in the chimney because the chimney is accessible. Thus, keeping the chimney inaccessible is important for avoiding a dead animal situation. 

Install chimney caps to make a chimney inaccessible. Also, remember to inspect the caps and replace them as they wear out. 

When installing chimney caps, confirm that there are no critters already stuck in the chimney. Inspection and replacement of chimney caps should also be carried out with this goal in mind. 

If a dead animal is in the chimney, it should be removed quickly and safely. The carcass should also be appropriately disposed of. Measures for preventing infestations of wild animals in chimneys should also be put into place. Chimneys will always be appealing to numerous critters. Know how to remove the critters and keep them away for good. 

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