Signs That There is a Dead Animal in Your Home

It happens more often than you realize: an insect scurries across the ground and you find the nearest blunt object – oftentimes a shoe – and make quick work of it. We hardly notice tiny critters like that, and there is no need for professional dead animal removal under those circumstances. When the animal is bigger however, things are a little bit different.

Bigger critters like rats, mice, and raccoons call for more serious removal techniques. Fortunately, we can help you determine whether there is a dead animal in your home, and what to do about it.

Use Your Nose

The smell of something dead and decomposing is difficult to describe, but you will likely recognize it when you smell it. If you smell a scent you believe to be a dead animal, start by taking the trash out and checking the refrigerator for spoiled food. If the problem doesn’t go away, it’s time to call a professional.

Look for Visuals

Typically there will be at least some sort of visual cue that tells you something isn’t quite right. In the warmer months, flies are a telltale sign something has died and is decomposing. Sometimes the influx of flies is so severe that you can even use them to track down the location of the animal that needs to be removed.

Depending on the location of the critter that has perished, a wet spot may also appear on a wall or the ceiling. Eventually, all dead animals will begin to liquefy during the decomposition process, which can then soak through the underlying drywall. When this happens, you can rest assured knowing the experts at Critter Control® can replace any affected wall or ceiling material.

Call for Backup

We never recommend trying to remove a dead animal carcass on your own. Not only is it hard to stomach for some, it puts you at risk for coming into contact with some highly unsanitary things. Instead, call the animal removal specialists at Critter Control® of West Palm Beach. Our wealth of experience allows us to remove any dead animals from your home and repair any damage they may have caused, leaving your home as good as new.

Call us today at 561-274-0224 to schedule your home consultation.