What To Do When There’s A Dead Animal In Your Wall
You walk into your house one day and it hits you...the smell of death. No, we’re not talking about your septic system, or the neighborhood skunk. We’re talking about the odor produced by an animal carcass decaying in your walls or attic! If this has ever happened in your home, you know that there are few things worse than that stench.
If you suspect you have a dead animal trapped in your walls, you are probably concerned about the horrendous odor, the insects it’s attracting, and the potential health risks involved. Don’t fret! AAA Pest & Wildlife is here to help. For starters:
How can I get rid of that smell?
The odor of a decaying carcass is most likely your primary concern, since it is the first clue to your pest problem. Some people may try to simply conceal the odor by spraying a room deodorizer, but it can be difficult to shield such a powerful stench. The smell can last for a couple of weeks while the animal decomposes. Most people prefer getting a professional wildlife removal specialist to get rid of the animal, which would eradicate the odor immediately. The good news is that if you choose not to remove the animal, the smell will eventually go away. The bad news is what may be brought into your home as result of it.
What are the potential health risks?
Fleas, mites, and ticks may be covering the carcass, and these insects can carry and transmit disease. There could be harmful pathogens on the animal as well. Don’t take any chances! Leave the removal process to a specialist who will extract the animal quickly and professionally.
How can I prevent animals from dying in my walls?
Decaying carcasses in your home can be the result of do-it-yourself pest control. For example, if a person buys some bait to kill a rodent, the rodent will eat the bait and then run back into your wall to die there. Perhaps you heard scuffling sounds coming from your attic, but decided to ignore it. It’s always better to call a pest and wildlife removalist to take care of your pest problem in order to prevent far more pressing situations, such as a foul-smelling, disease-carrying carcass in your home.
If you’re in need of a carcass removal, or want to learn more about our wildlife removal and exclusion services, contact AAA Pest & Wildlife. We’ll come to your home and remove the animal, clean up all of the residue, and we’ll deodorize the area to relieve you from that rotten odor. Call us at 215-235-8446, and receive a quote!
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