Dead Animal Removal Charlottesville, VA

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Welcome to Charlottesville 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 434-260-7874 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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Welcome to Charlottesville Dead Animal! We are trained, certified, and licensed pest animal control and removal technicians, with a specialism in the location and safe removal/disposal of dead animals. Our technicians can and will squeeze into the tiniest crevices and nooks of your home to retrieve dead nuisance animals, and will always restore the property following any work. All work comes with a full guarantee and is carried out to the very highest of professional-grade standards. Once they’re done, you won’t ever know they were there – and what’s better than that is: you won’t know that the nuisance wildlife was ever there, too. We’re on standby to help you find and locate any and all dead animals, such as opossums, foxes, birds, snakes, mice and rats, squirrels, and more; from places such as basements, attics, wall cavities, crawl spaces, front and back gardens, and more. You can get the ball rolling by giving us a call on 434-260-7874 at any time. We answer our phones around the clock. With the information you give us, we can give you a ballpark quote over the phone, but it will take a thorough inspection to get a full idea of what the job will actually entail. We do promise never to add on any extra charges that just aren’t necessary, however; nor will we undertake expensive work that isn’t required. Charlottesville Dead Animal ensures that you get a trustworthy, honest service at the best price!

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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 Albemarle County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Albemarle 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.

Charlottesville Dead Animal Tip: Common causes of bad odor inside a house

Bad odor can make a home uninhabitable. Apart from the general unpleasantness of bad odor, it is also unhealthy to be around some kinds of bad odors, because of the harmful chemicals they contain. Let’s consider some of the common causes of bad odor inside a house:

Dead animals
Animals can die in a house and produce bad odors. Wildlife critters can infest homes and die in their nests. When the critters die, they begin to decompose and produce bad odors. The bad smell comes from the combination of chemicals produced during the decomposition process. These chemicals include methane, sulfur dioxide, and benzene derivatives. The smell begins about three days after the death of the critters and continues till it completely dries out.

Sewer odors come from bathrooms and kitchens. Sewer odors are sulfuric and quite unpleasant. The odor comes from unused bathrooms and kitchens. The odor arises because the barrier of water between the sewer and kitchen or bathroom was broken. The barrier of water in the U-shaped pipe goes away if bathrooms and kitchens are not used for some time. To avoid this smell, water should be run down the drain of bathrooms and kitchens at least weekly.

Trash cans are a common source of bad odors inside homes. The odor comes from the decomposing materials. Trash begins to smell after about one week. Since the odor from trash is a given, measures can only be adopted to reduce the smell. Natural deodorizers could be applied to reduce the odors from the trash. For example, baking soda could be applied to the bottom of trash cans to absorb the bad odors. A regular trash disposal schedule will also help in managing the odors from the trash.

Mold smell is both unpleasant and unhealthy. It is a musty toxic odor. The smell typically arises from humid areas that encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Kitchens and bathrooms are areas that encourage the growth of mold and mildew. The growth of mold inside a house is unhealthy because spores are produced, which can be inhaled to trigger allergies and cause respiratory health issues. Elimination of sources of moisture will help to discourage the growth of mold or mildew. The growth should also be thoroughly cleaned with a strong cleaning product.

Natural gas, used for general heating purposes, has a rotten-egg-like smell and can be a source of bad odors inside a house. The rotten-egg-like smell comes from the natural gas additive that makes it detectable. The smell of natural gas inside a home means that there is a gas leak somewhere. Detect the source of the leak and eliminate it. Also, open the windows to ventilate the area. Treat the smell of natural gas as an emergency as an explosion could result if the right steps are not taken and the leak is not detected.

Bad odors inside a house could come from pests. Wet pets could have bad odors. Pets could also pick up bad odors from their indoor and outdoor adventures. Bad odors could come from the pets themselves or from the areas where the pets sleep, like the carpet, furniture, and bedding. If a bad odor is coming from a pet, it needs a bath. The area where the pet is occupying should be washed, if the odor is coming from there.

Lingering smoke
Smoke odors, especially from cigarettes, can linger for long periods inside a house. The smell can linger on clothing, carpets, and other materials. Health risks are also associated with lingering smoke. The smell of smoke is difficult to remove but can be managed with measures such as deep cleaning and repainting the house.

Electrical components
Electrical components can overheat or burn and produce a fishy smell. The fishy smell can come from faulty outlets, loose wires or cords, and overloaded circuits. A fishy smell coming from an overheating or burning electrical component can cause an electrical fire. Trace the source of the smell and have it fixed as soon as possible. Bad odors coming from inside a house always have a source. Trace the source and eliminate the issue to restore fresh air in the area. The causes of bad odors differ widely and should be treated specifically. After removing the cause of the bad odor, your home will be good as new in no time.

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