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Miami Dead Animal Removal


  • locate the dead animal in the wall, attic, or ceiling
  • remove the carcass
  • trap the home for other critters
  • seal the home to prevent any other problems with Miami animals - living or dead

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Miami Dead Animal Removal

NUISANCE CONCERNS: The primary problem with dead animals, of course, is the odor. When an animal dies in the home, it will naturally start to decay. As it does, it gives off organic compound odorant molecules which we detect with our olefactory sense. The odor may be slight at first, but after about three days after the death of the animal, the odor can be quite strong. The strength of the odor depends on many factors:
Size of Animal: A larger animal means more decaying flesh, which means a stronger odor. A dead possum has a stronger odor than a dead mouse.
Animal Species: Different animals actually have different odors as they decay. Rats are particularly foul, per body weight.
Location of Carcass: This is a big deal. If it dies down a centrally located wall in an area with poor ventilation, watch out. If it dies at the edge of the attic near a ventilated soffit, not so bad.
State of Decomposition: At first the odor is weak, then it grows, then as maggots eat the carcass and the biomass decreases, the odor gradually lessens. The odor life cycle varies, depending on the size of the animal.
Temperature: The dead animal will decompose more quickly at higher temperatures. Furthermore, the dispersal of odor molecules is stronger at higher temperatures - hotter = smellier.
Humidity: Ability to perceive odors is typically heightened at higher humidities.
Air Flow: This is a big deal. Sometimes with a dead animal, people say, "I smell it stronger in the morning" or some variant. It all depends on where the air is flowing. If the dead animal is in the attic, perhaps as the attic cools off at night, the odor molecules sink down to the house level, but as the attic heats up in the day, the stinky air rises up, and doesn't smell as strong in the house.
Regardless of the exact strength of the odor, most people cannot tolerate the stench caused by a dead animal in the house. It's simply very unpleasant, end of story.


DEAD ANIMAL DISEASES: I'm really not an expert in this field. Oftentimes when I remove a dead animal, it's covered with parasites such as fleas, mites, or ticks, and these organisms can carry and transmit disease. Perhaps there's some pathogen on the dead animal that is harmful. Certainly one should not touch or ingest any part of a dead animal - there's a reason we think stinky things are stinky - it's our body's way of saying "Do not touch. Stay away". I have reason to believe that a dead animal may potentially pose some health risk in a home, and I always wear full protection - gloves, HEPA gas mask, etc when dealing with dead animal carcasses.


HOW DO I GET RID OF DEAD ANIMALS? Dead animal removal is sometimes simple, sometimes very difficult, and always dirty. In a simple case, an animal will die somewhere in plain view - such as under a house, in plain sight in the attic, or so on. However, most of the time, the animal dies in an unknown area - down a wall, in the ductwork, under the insulation, etc. It is our job to find and remove the dead animal, and clean up any residuals (juices, maggots, etc). Some jobs are incredibly challenging - animals will crawl into the craziest areas - the gap under the bathtub, the gap between the chimney flu and the brick column, in between floors of a home, etc. Wherever it is, we'll find and remove it, and deodorize the area. It's also important to find the cause of the problem - how did the animal get in? - and take preventative steps to stop the same thing from happening again.

A dead animal smells bad.

There are two main reasons for this....

The bacteria that have lived within the animals stomach - quite harmlessly - during its life lose their source of sustenance once the animal stops feeding and so promptly turn into cannibals.

The guts of the animal are eaten away and excrement leaks out. When a body dies all the muscles relax and so the muscles that control the bladder release any fluid that they have been retaining.


The most common case of dead animal odor is a rodent such as a mouse or a rat dead by a poison bait. If the death occurs and it takes place in the attic - wall void or inaccessible crawl space - the animal will smell and in most cases the scent will last for several weeks. In some cases, larger animals like squirrels, opossums and/or raccoons may smell for several months.





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Miami Dead Animal Removal

Dead animal smell in house can attract all types of insects and disease, not to mention other nuisance animals which hope to feed on the carcass. Of course, the smell and/or sight are also offensive. If an animal has died on your property and you do not wish to dispose of it yourself due to health concerns or other reasons, Miami Dead Animal Removal can remove it for you and dispose of it in a proper manner, for a service fee.

If dead animal removal is required from within the structure of your home or office we can find its location and attempt to remove it. This may involve some demolition, for example, cutting the drywall of a ceiling or wall in which a dead rodent is located. Once the dead animal removal process is complete Miami Dead Animal Removal can apply a special odor digesting enzyme to the affected area that helps control and remove the odor.

Charges for dead animal removal from within a structure can vary depending upon the difficulty of removal. When you contact Miami Dead Animal Removal  for dead animal removal service please describe your problem in detail, and we will explain our pricing and service. If you are concerned about the possible demolition involved with dead animal removal urban wildlife control can provide drywall repair service.

After the animal is removed we can provide a quote to repair most of the materials that we may have to dismantle. Common dead animal services require: repair of drywall, siding repair, insulation clean-up, repair of decks, as well as deodorizing the affected area.

Miami Dead Animal Removal  can repair most areas. Areas we provide dead animal removal for all of south Florida. AWe are a professional nuisance wildlife control company serving southeast Florida & the Miami area, including Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, Carol City, and Mirimar Animal Control. We offer commercial pest control and animal control to safely and permanently take care of your wildlife problems. We are fully licensed and insured, and dedicated to the finest quality of work, which we back up with a guarantee. If you need to get rid of wildlife, or need expert and professional trapping services, just give us a call. Some of the neighborhoods in Miami include Allapattah, Bay Point Estates, Brickell Avenue, Design District, Government Center, Little Havana, Little Haiti, Omni Performing Arts District, Overtown, and Wynwood. We also service the towns of Hollywood, Lauderhill, Dania Beach, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale and also animal control in Oakland Park, Coconut Creek, and wildlife trapping in Margate and pest control in Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Davie, Boca Raton, Tamarac, Hialeah and wild animal services in Weston, Sunrise, Parkland, Hallandale and wildlife management in Lauderdale Lakes, and rodent removal in Plantation, Miramar, Deerfield Beach.


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