Finding a dead animal in your house or on your property is an unpleasant surprise for anyone. Whether it’s a dead bird in the yard or a raccoon in the attic, you should take steps to dispose of the animal as soon as possible to protect your health and well-being. Professional services like Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal are available to help, but if you want to handle it yourself, here’s what you should know about how to remove a dead animal from your home.

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Signs of a Dead Animal in Your Home

In many cases, you’ll be able to clearly identify a dead animal on your property, especially if it’s outside. There are a few key signs that can alert you to the presence of a dead animal in your home:

  • Bad smell: If you notice a lingering odor in your home, it could be a sign of a dead animal. Whether the smell is subtle or strong, you should seek to identify the cause as soon as possible. If you cannot determine the exact source, it’s best to call a professional.
  • Stains: Unexplained stains might be another sign of a dead animal in your ceiling or walls. As a body decomposes, it begins to liquefy and may soak through the drywall to create wet spots.
  • Insects: Insects like flies might give away the presence of a decomposing animal in your house, especially in warmer months. In some cases, you may even be able to follow the bugs to the source.

How to Safely Handle Dead Animal Removal

Protecting your health and safety is the top priority when it comes to dead animal removal. If you’re handling it on your own, make sure you have all the proper supplies. You’ll need gloves, a mask, a shovel and a sealable plastic bag or garbage bag.

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How to Dispose of a Dead Animal

First, you should determine how to get rid of the dead animal in your yard or home. Whether you want to bury it on your property, dispose of it in the trash or call a professional, consult your local sanitation and disposal guidelines to find the best approach.

Once you’ve decided how to dispose of the dead animal and gathered your supplies, it’s time to put on a mask and get to work. If you can access the body, remove it using the shovel or gloved hands. Wrap it in a sealed plastic bag or a garbage bag depending on its size. Carry out your chosen disposal method, whether that’s dropping the bag off at a local waste collection site or burying the animal in your yard.

After removing the body, clean and sanitize the surrounding area thoroughly.

Contact Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal for Professional Services

If the body is inaccessible or you don’t want to handle the disposal process yourself, Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal is here to help. We’ll remove the body, sanitize and deodorize the area, and prevent other animals from getting into your house. Contact us today for more information on our available services.