Dead Animal Removal Wilmington, DE

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Welcome to Wilmington Dead Animal Removal! Got a terrible smell in your house, or do you see a dead critter on your property? We are an animal control company specializing in the removal of dead animals from your home, attic, basement, walls, yard, or any part of your property. You clearly don't want a dead animal in your house. Carcasses attract flies and give off terrible smells, not to mention the potential diseases rotting flesh can cause. Whenever we remove dead animals, we use 100% safe methods and make sure to disinfect your home and get rid of all traces of odor. Click here for Free Roadkill Removal and click here for Dead Pet Body Removal. For deceased wild animals in your home or property, call us anytime at 302-499-2263 to schedule an appointment for today! We come out fast! Some of the services we offer include:

  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Foul Odor Diagnosis
  • Full Property Inspections
  • House Damage Repairs
  • Dead Body Location Services
  • Proper Carcass Disposal
  • Cleanup & Decontamination Services
  • Deodorization Services

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We are a company committed to assisting those who are in dire need of dead animal service. From a small startup business, we are now the leading experts in delivering an array of services related to dead animals. The public has recognized us as their most preferred service provider for three years in a row. We have also received acknowledgment from various organizations. Nonetheless, we will not stop developing and refining our methods. In our years of providing our services to the public, at least 99% of the odor complaints that we received from the public are related to dead animals; the remaining 1% will often be sewage problems. If you choose to work with an untrustworthy company, they may create inexistent problems that will compel you to pay for services that you don't really need. We are a credible company; we will be transparent with our work. We will provide you with photos of the affected site that can serve as your reference. We will give you a binding estimate and breakdown the cost to show you that we are not charging you with hidden fees. We also provide a guarantee of our work. If something is amiss in between our services, we will gladly return to fix everything with no extra costs.

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What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or New Castle County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free New Castle County Dead Animal Removal services. What if a farm animal like a horse, or your beloved pet dog or pet cat has died and you need the body taken away? Click here for Dead Pet Body Removal.

We are experts in dead animal removal, and take our job seriously. When removing dead animals, we do a COMPLETE job — not only do we remove the dead animal from your home or yard, we also decontaminate the area, deodorize it, and dispose of the animal or cremate it. If you aren't sure whether the stench in your house is due to a rotting carcass or another reason, we can sniff it out with our noses from our years of experience. We remove dead raccoons, dead opossums, dead skunks, dead squirrels, dead birds, even dead dogs and cats. We frequently remove dead rodents from inside walls, because poison kills rats and mice, who die in your house. We completely solve your dead animal problem by taking these steps:

  • Sniff out the dead animal if it is somewhere in your home
  • When necessary, for example if the animal is in a wall or under your house, cut a hole to remove the animal
  • Remove the dead animal, safely and completely (and seal the hole if needed)
  • Finish the job by decontaminating and deodorizing your home
  • Properly dispose of the dead animal through incineration or other means
  • Prevent it from happening again by finding out how they got in your house

Dead animal carcass removal is specialty work. Sometimes the job is simple, such as a dead opossum in the yard, in which case we can simply wear our gloves and respirator mask, bag the carcass, and take it away for incineration. Sometimes this is more complex, such as when the dead animal is under a home crawlspace, under a porch or deck or shed. Or if the animal is larger, such as a dog or a deer. The most complex cases are dead animals inside the house. The animal may have died inside the attic, or down in the walls, or the duct work, or any other part of the architecture. You may have a bad smell in your home, and you're not even sure what's causing it. We've removed not just dead animals, but rotting food, bad mold, etc. We specialize in locating the source of the smell, and we very commonly cut a hole in the ceiling or wall to remove the animal. We remove every bit of the carcass, mop up the juices, vacuum the maggots, spray it and wipe it down with disinfectant, cleaner, and we repair the hole we cut. In some cases we use ozone machines to neutralize odor.

Wilmington Dead Animal Tip:

Why do rats die inside houses or attics?

At some point in time, almost every home will have rats. The odds of one or more rats dying in your home is more likely than not. If you believe that a rat has died in your home, there are some telling clues. First is the smell. If it smells like something has died in your house, it probably has! If you already know you have a rat problem, then that is most likely, what has died in has your home. If the rat has been dead for a substantial amount of time, you may notice a tinge of brownish discoloration on your walls or ceilings.

This is from the rats rotting body leaking fluids and purification. This bodily waste is staining your walls, ceiling, and anything else it touches. It has a bad smell too. You might discover you have maggots dropping from the ceiling or crawling out from under walls. You could notice a large concentration of big black flies somewhere in your home. These are all signs that you have a dead critter in your home. If you waited this long to find the dead rat, it is going to smell pretty darn bad! Now that you have determined that you do have a dead rat in the house, you might be wondering; what caused this rat's demise? There could be any number of answers to that question. Here are the most common.

Did you lay out poison to rid yourself of rats? Maybe it worked.

Have you set any traps? Have you checked the traps for bodies recently? Did you notice a sprung trap with no body? Maybe the injured rat crawled off to die. 

Have you noticed any chewed electrical wires? Maybe a rat suffered a fatal injury from electrocution.

Have you recently sealed off any holes or entrances to your attic space? You may have inadvertently walled rats up to die.

Have you heard noises in your walls or chimney that suddenly stopped? Rats can fall into small areas inside your walls or behind the fire damper and become trapped. Since they cannot get out, they eventually die of starvation and dehydration. 

If you have heard the sounds of rats fighting, it is possible that one killed the other. While rats do sometimes practice cannibalism, they may not eat the entire body, leaving it to rot in your wall.

Other by possible causes of a rat dying in your home are: old age, illness, freak accident, childbirth, infanticide, or being fatally injured by a house pet.

If you have dead animals in your home, they should be removed immediately as they pose a serious health threat not only to you, but to other animals as well. If you are not equipped to handle the removal yourself, contact a service in your area that can. Any wild animal removal service will come out to your home and solve your problem. That can also offer real solutions for rat eradication, and plans to help you prevent a re-infestation.

We service nearby towns such as Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Bear, Hockessin, Delaware City, Claymont, Elsmere, Odessa, Greenville, Newport, Wilmington Manor, Townsend, Pike Creek, Bellefonte, Glasgow, Ardentow, Edgemoor, Ardencroft, Arden, Brookside, North Star.