Welcome to Huntsville 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 NUMBOR 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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There are different reasons why you should hire a professional if you have a dead animal problem around your house. We can help eliminate the foul stench that permeates all over your home. We will use antibacterial spray or ozone air cleaners to ensure that the odor will be neutralized. Our people are proficient in using methods that will reduce the probability of disease transmission. Here at our company, we will strive to provide the customer with an alternative and personalized service for all sorts of dead animal problems. We have more than ten years of experience in the business and a couple of years of handling hazardous wastes. Therefore, you can trust that we can address the problem quickly, safely, and efficiently. We understand how each situation is unique and also requires a customized solution that works for you. We have the tools that are necessary to extract the expired animal from the narrow spaces. We are also aware of the latest policy and regulation on the proper disposal of dead animals; we will never cause any inconvenience. We will incinerate them to make sure that there is a lower chance of contamination. Call us, and we will let you know how we can make your life more comfortable.
What Prices Do We Charge?
Learn about dead animal removal costs - each situation is different!
What if you found roadkill or a dead animal such as a deer in a public place, and you want the city or Madison County services to remove it for free? Click here for Free Madison 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.
Huntsville Dead Animal Tip: How long does it take for different animals to decompose?
Once an animal dies, decomposition starts. This process involves the breakdown of the animal matter by decomposers. Decomposers provide food for themselves by extracting chemicals from the carcass, using them to produce energy. This process will release gases that are the chief source of the putrid odor of the decaying animal. But how long does it take to complete the decomposition process, and how does it vary for different animals? In this article, we attempt to answer that question.
Factors Affecting the Rate of Decomposition
Unfortunately, there’s no predefined decomposition time even for the same species. Why? Because the rate of decomposition depends on a whole lot of factors. Some of which include:
All other things being equal, the larger the animal, the longer the time it takes. Whales, for instance, take up to 16 years to decompose, while mice decompose within a week or two.
The higher the temperature, the faster the rate of decomposition. On the other hand, at a colder temperature, the decomposing organisms will be less active, keeping the rate of decomposition low.
Many decomposers secret enzymes that breakdown the protein in carcasses, after which they absorb the dissolved molecules. With little or no water, these reactions cannot take place. Higher humidity promotes the growth of decomposers that are involved in the decomposition of carcasses.
If scavengers feed on the carcass, then it decomposes quicker.
Like all living things, decomposers need air to survive. Lower oxygen levels reduce the rate of decomposition. That is why carcasses decompose faster when left above the ground surface compared to when buried.
Decomposition Time for Common Wildlife
We have made it clear that the decomposition time of a carcass is dependent on so many factors. However, we’ll explore broad generalizations of the decomposition time it takes for some animal species.
Rodents (rats, mice, and squirrels)
These are pretty small creatures, so they decompose quickly. If we assume you have a dead rodent in your house and you do nothing to remove it, if the conditions are ideal, the carcass will decompose within one to three weeks. Bigger rats and squirrels might take more than three weeks.
Raccoons are moderately large nuisance wildlife. An adult raccoon weighs between 3.5 to 9kg. A dead raccoon in the wild will be eaten by scavengers, ants, and other organisms, all of which will accelerate the decomposition process. Decomposition can be complete within a few weeks. However, a dead raccoon in your attic or house can take a few months to decompose completely.
Bats are pretty small mammals. A dead bat in your attic, chimney, or wall will take about one or two weeks to decompose. But within that time frame, you’ll have to deal with the putrid emanating smell that will saturate your home.
Opossums are common nuisance wildlife that can pollute your attic while disfiguring your yard with the holes they dig. If you have a dead opossum in your house, it may take about three to four weeks for the body to completely decompose.
Foxes are omnivorous mammals that are light on their feet. They have acclimatized to human settlements and are known to depend on humans for food. Foxes do enjoy crawl spaces as potential dens. If you have a dead fox on your property, it will take about one to three months, depending on the size of the fox.
Coyotes are larger than foxes, and they are known to attack chicken coops, fish ponds, and more. A dead coyote may take up to a few weeks to months to completely decompose.
Deer Deer are pretty large animals that can weigh up to 300 pounds for adult males. However, a roadkill deer may be completely decomposed within two to three weeks. This is primarily because of the actions of scavengers like foxes, coyotes, vultures, and more, that feast on the flesh.
Household Pets When your pet dies, you might choose to bury it. Burying a carcass deep in the ground drastically increases the time it takes for decomposition. For instance, a buried dog might take between 6 months to 18 years to fully decompose, depending on factors like the dog’s size, depth of the grave, and whether a non-biodegradable casket was used or not.
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