In need of Dead Animal Removal Services?

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 Incorporated 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 Incorporated 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 Incorporated 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 Incorporated 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 Incorporated, 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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Dealing with Dead Wildlife around the House

Last Updated: June 2016

Yes, it is the circle of life but it’s always unfortunate when someone has to deal with handling dead wildlife. Some cannot stomach the thought of having to do this, others are very sad, but one thing for sure is that when you encounter a problem like this, the animal needs to be moved. When someone spots dead wildlife in or around the house, it is important to take the right precautions to avoid any problems, for both your health and your safety. These conflicts include the following:


In some cases, animals do carry zoonotic diseases (transferable diseases from animal to humans) like rabies or other viruses you rather not contract. Although some may think that it is harmless to deal with an animal since it is dead need to reconsider and think about the germs that are being passed on. In instances where it is necessary to move the dead wildlife yourself, ensure that your skin is not exposed and that you are wearing thick gloves and mask to protect yourself.

Other Animals

The cause of dead wildlife is sometimes due to other animals who have killed it, and will now be the cause for other animals to be attracted to it. Either way, you probably don’t want to be between a dead animal and its prey. If you see a dead animal, call a service to help you remove it to protect yourself from oncoming and returning animals.

Insects and Bugs

Dead animals often always attract bugs and insects who feed off of it. It is known that bugs and insects are sometimes carriers of disease. To minimize the chance of encountering an insect or bug that could possibly be carrying a transferable illness, keep away from the deceased animal, and ensure that your children are also aware of the risks when near dead animals.

We do not recommend disposing of dead wildlife on your own. The reasons stated above are only a couple examples out of the many issues that can occur when trying to move them. In an instance where you are moving animals there are many things you need to take into consideration. This includes properly disposing of the animal in accordance to the law, the health and safety the people around you as mentioned previously, the health and safety of other animals and also taking into consideration the rest of the environment for example, contaminating water or food sources.  These are all things that should not, but are possible to happen when dealing with dead wildlife incorrectly. The best way to avoid having this happen is by hiring a professional service to remove the dead wildlife from your property.

At SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated, our technicians are properly trained on how to correctly remove and dispose of dead wildlife. They know how to look out for it and identify it if you are unsure about odors or the damage that the animals could have caused. The technicians at SOS Wildlife are familiar with dealing with all sorts of different dead wildlife and have the proper equipment to safely move it and remove it so that it can be disposed of without putting you or your family in any further health risks at any time of the day or night. After the dead wildlife is removed, SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated will clean up the affected area by deodorizing and removing residue using an antiseptic liquid and properly disposes of the dead animal. It is recommended to take preventative measures afterwards to avoid having to be in the same situation again.

When looking to remove dead wildlife from in or around the house, consider SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated. We provide superior wildlife removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. If you’re looking to get rid of dead wildlife, and proof your home instead to avoid getting into a troublesome situation, we can do that too. 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.

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Dead Animal Carcass Removal

Last Updated: May 2016


Who do you contact for dead animal carcass removal?

This depends where you find the dead animal and on the size of the animal.

You have three options:

  1.  Do it yourself dead animal carcass removal
  2.  Call the city for dead animal carcass removal
  3.  Hire a private company like SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated

Do it yourself dead animal carcass removal

If you find the animal on your private property you will have to either remove the dead animal carcass yourself or hire a private company like SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated for dead animal carcass removal. If you decide to remove the dead animal yourself, research and take all necessary precautions. Dead animals carry diseases with parasites like flies, maggots and more. The odour can also be quite strong so make sure you wear gloves and a face mask. Never touch a dead animal with your bare hands, as it contains germs, and possible viruses – you don’t know what the cause of death is. The odour is a big indication that there is an animal carass nearby. The most common places are under the porch, dead animals under the deck, dead animals in the attic, dead animal in wall. If the animal is in the wall you may have to cut a hole to remove it. Once you locate the dead animal carcass you can put the dead animal carcass into a plastic bag and leave it on the curb. Call the city and they will eventually come and collect it. Depending on the season and how busy they are will depend how long it will take them to collect it. We all know the story of Conrad the raccoon and his 14 hour wait for collection. Here is more information and contact numbers for the city dead animal removal service.

Once you have removed the animal you need to disinfect the area well. You can use any of your store bought products to help remove the odour and residue left behind. This is a dirty job and we always advise our customers to get a professional to do it properly as there are possible health risks involved.

Call the city for dead animal carcass removal

The city usually doesn’t remove dead animal carcass removal on private property, but it is always worth the phone call to see if they will. Unfortunately, if you live in the city of Hamilton a new pilot scheme is being introduced where the city will charge $50 per hour for wildlife removal. They will remove small and large animals. A small animal is anything smaller than a raccoon, if it is a larger dog or a deer you need to inform the city its a large wildlife animal carcass and this is where it may take a few hours to remove.

The city will remove roadkill, animals in public areas like parks or beaches, streets, sidewalks and highways. Click here for Toronto GTA information on dead animal carcass removal by the city.

Hire a private company like SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated

SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated will remove small dead animal carcass from private property. We do not remove large animals like deer or dogs nor be we remove roadkill as these are services provided by the city. If you have a dead raccoon in your wall, dead squirrel in your attic, dead skunk in your porch or deck we will remove all of these and clean up after. This is a very dirty job and hiring a professional is a better idea than doing it yourself. SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated will deodorize the area and remove all residue and show you how the animal gained entry and offer wildlife prevention services to stop future wildlife from entering your home.

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