Dead Animal Removal
Given the choice, most home and business owners would rather find a dead wild animal on their property than a live one. Admittedly, a dead one can rarely startle you in the middle of the night, and there is no risk of being bitten, but that doesn’t mean they pose any less of a risk to you. You can avoid putting yourself in harm’s way by contacting New Day Pest Control for dead animal removal. Unfortunately, inside a home, business, or warehouse, dead animals are not always apparent. If you come across even one of the following signs, contact us right away.
Almost immediately, when animals pass away, their muscles lose the ability to keep bodily fluids like urine and feces in. As time passes, the bodies also decompose and liquefy. If this happens in your attic or inside the walls, stains can appear on the ceiling or drywall resembling a water stain. Once a leak has been ruled out, the chances of something else causing it skyrocket.
If the area behind the stain is wide open, like an attic or basement, and you go on a search for the source, the buzzing and swarming of flies can lead you right to the target. Bow and Flesh Flies have an affinity for dead animals. The flies lay their eggs on the creature, which feeds for five to ten days before they crawl off and look for a place to develop into an adult. If a stained area goes unnoticed for an extended time and becomes saturated, flies and maggots can also surround that area.
As they say, the nose knows. The smells coming from a dead animal after few days won’t go unnoticed. As time passes, the awful odor only gets worse, and while smells won’t hurt you, these odors can cause nausea and headaches.
Finding an animal carcass on your property has its own set of issues. While putting it in a bag and throwing it in the trash may seem like the fastest and easiest disposal method, it is not recommended. Most homeowners do not have the proper personal protective equipment to attempt removal without risks. Without knowing why the animal died, many pathogens can still be transmitted to a human. The rabies virus, for example, can stay alive for twenty-four hours after death in temperatures over 70° F. As temperatures decrease, the virus can live longer. An innocuous scratch from a claw or tooth can have serious consequences.
Due to their size, dead birds may be the most tempting to dispose of yourself. Doing so can put you at the risk of salmonella transmission. Parasites like fleas, ticks, and mites that no longer have a food source would welcome your hands on their former meal as they make an easy transition that puts you on the menu.
Contact New Day Pest Control right away to take the worry out of getting a deceased animal off your property. If the animal is hidden in your home, our experts can find it and get it out. We are the most trusted pest control service in Essex, Bergen, and Passaic counties for all your animal removal needs, both dead and alive.