Last Updated: June 2016
Finding the corpse of a dead animal and needing dead animal removal can take you on an emotional roller-coaster. From confused, when you’re questioning what type of animal it is or whether it is alive or not, to sad, when you mourn the death of the lifeless animal laying before you, to uncomfortable, when you realize that the body needs to be removed and quickly. Overall, you know that the process of dealing with dead animal removal is not a pleasant one, and essentially, you want it to be completed as quickly and easily as possible. Due to the urgency, some people do take these matters into their own hands and try to remove and dispose of the animal themselves. This should not be done for a number of reasons. Dead animal removal should only be performed by a technician with all of the professional qualifications. This way you can ensure that you won’t be faced with any safety risks, health hazards or even law violations. Dead animal removal done correctly requires specific precautions to be taken to avoid dealing with these safety risks, health hazards and law violations which is why a professional service is always the safest and better route.
The Hazards of Do it Yourself Dead Animal Removal
There are some people out there who believe that dead animal removal only requires the need to be brave, that as long as you have the stomach for it, then you’re good to go and do it yourself. This is not the case. There are a number of reasons why you should never try and handle dead animal removal yourself, and these reasons include the safety and health of your family and yourself. Dead animals, just as much as living wildlife, are prone to carry all sorts of different types of germs and disease, some even transferable to humans. There are multiple occurrences of people conducting DIY dead animal removal themselves with their own methods. Do it yourself dead animal/dead wildlife removal often consists of putting on gloves and placing the corpse in a bag for disposal along with their trash. In conducting this process, you are at risk of being exposed germs and disease and this is also not the proper way to be conducting dead wildlife disposal processes. Dead wildlife/animals not only carry the possibilities of possessing these virus/disease themselves, but so do the pests that are attracted to them. When an animal dies, especially when it hasn’t been removed for a while, or if it has an open wound, they are susceptible to attracting all sorts of pests to feed on the corpse. These pests include, some rodents, maggots, flies, and a large population of them. Now, not only are you at risk of contracting something from the dead animal itself, but now, you are also at risk to the bugs, critters and pests attracted to and feed on dead wildlife. Another thing to consider is what to do when an animal dies in a small, or hard to reach space, like under a deck or in the attic. Struggling to remove it yourself when the animal is inaccessible, can be dangerous especially if it is a high area. This is another reason why it is best not to do it yourself and to trust this process to someone with experience, knowledge and professionalism and avoid the trouble altogether.
SOS Wildlife Control Dead Animal Removal
Because the city will not conduct dead animal removal from private properties, including attics or walls, to do this you will need to hire a private company. Here are some of the city services regarding dead wildlife. SOS Wildlife Control Inc. has years of experience in conducting dead animal removal services. Upon arrival, our technicians will thoroughly analyze the situation, determining the kind, size of animal and where it is located. After they have removed the animal, the area is properly sanitized with an anti-septic and the animal is disposed of in the correct manner according to the municipality regulations. Throughout the entire process, our technicians are thoroughly protected, wearing masks and proper coveralls as to not contract anything from the dead animal. SOS Wildlife Control will remove smaller animals, but does not provide services in removing roadkill or large animals like deer. The city can be contacted for those services. If you have any questions about the types of dead animal removal services SOS Wildlife Control provides, give us a call at 647.994.9453.
If you notice signs of wildlife in your house give us a call. At SOS Wildlife Control, we provide services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. Taking action before it’s too late will help eliminate animal damage repair costs. We can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection to help evacuate all your unwanted wildlife guests in the most humane way possible.
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