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An Animal Died in My Home: What Should I Do?

Without proper prevention, animals can sometimes get into your home and store themselves within your walls, beneath your floorboards, and in crawl spaces. Unfortunately, sometimes animals die in these spaces. If something dies in your home, it’s important to take the proper steps to remove it. Here is an outline of the benefits of professional removal of dead animals.

How to Know

There are some very specific signs that there is a dead animal in your home. There will be a strong, lingering odor from the decaying carcass. You might notice an increasing amount of flies in your home, as they are attracted to rotting flesh. If there is an unexplained stain on the wall or ceiling, it could be from a dead animal stuck in the walls. If you notice any of these signs in your home, you might have a dead animal in your home.


Having a dead animal in your home is gross and smelly. However, there are other dangers that accompany a dead animal in your home. A dead carcass can attract bugs such as flies, beetles, and worms. If you or your pets come in contact with the carcass, you might contract diseases or parasites. If left for too long, the carcass can contaminate soil or water sources with diseases.


If you have a dead animal in your home, it’s clear that you need quick removal. If you attempt to do it yourself, you could contract a harmful disease. It’s best to call in the professionals. A professional removal service will remove the animal without any health concerns. A professional will also remove any residual issues such as contaminated soil that could cause further contamination to you, your home, or your pets. In the event that they need to cut a hole to remove the animal, it will be done in such a manor as to facilitate a quick repair.

Need help with dead animal removal? Call Wildlife Control Services today at 860-236-2683.